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AUDITIONS - November 14-15 @ 7PMThe Gulfport Community Players will hold auditions for "Exit Laughing" at the Players' B...
10/14/2022

AUDITIONS - November 14-15 @ 7PM
The Gulfport Community Players will hold auditions for "Exit Laughing" at the Players' Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St S, Gulfport, FL. Cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are helpful but not mandatory. Arrive a few minutes early to complete an audition form or visit the Players' website and download an enterable audition form and bring it with you.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org
"Exit Laughing" is a comedy about four southern ladies playing cards on a regular basis. When one of them dies, Millie steals the urn containing the ashes and brings it to the game completing the foursome! Rachel, the daughter of Connie, is angry at being "stood up" and Policeman Bobby (the stripper) turns out to be her canceled date.
Ron Zietz directs and is looking to cast four females, and 1 male.
RACHEL (early 20s) - daughter of Connie
CONNIE (55ish) - finds that life doesn't end at 55
LEONA (55ish) - a beautician, and a caustic lush
MILLIE (55ish) -moves to her own drummer
Policeman Bobby (early 20s) - good body/build, the "stripper"
Performances will be January 12-22, 2023

Join or renew your Gulfport Community Players' membership quickly and easily online. Online Membership Renewal for the O...
09/05/2022

Join or renew your Gulfport Community Players' membership quickly and easily online. Online Membership Renewal for the October 2022-September 2023 season is now open! Dues can also be paid ($20.00 cash or check) at our Annual Meeting & Elections, Friday, October 7, 2022, at 7 PM at the Players' Back Door Theater. To join or renew:
www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org

AUDITIONS Tuesday and Wednesday!"Better Late" by Larry Gelbart auditions September 6-7 @ 7PM at the Players' Back Door T...
09/02/2022

AUDITIONS Tuesday and Wednesday!
"Better Late" by Larry Gelbart auditions September 6-7 @ 7PM at the Players' Back Door Theater. Vic Carr directs and is looking to cast 1 female (60s), 1 male (70s), 1 male (late 50s), and 1 male (30s).
Cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are helpful but not mandatory. Arrive a few minutes early to complete an audition form or visit the Players website www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org and fill in an audition form online. Performances will be November 10-20.

Rehearsals under way for the Gulfport Players'  Summer One Acts coming July 14-24 to the Catherine Hickman Theater. Thes...
06/15/2022

Rehearsals under way for the Gulfport Players' Summer One Acts coming July 14-24 to the Catherine Hickman Theater. These nine, original short plays will be performed each evening:

Bingham's Ledge by W. L Newkirk
Hostile Takeover by Steven Miller
Imaginary Friends by Enid Cokinos
Inherit the Dumb by Carl Williams
Nice and Kind by Stephen Taft
Paperboy by Connie Schindewolf
The Football Game by Janell Lawlis
The Meadow by Ryan Kaminski
Will's Dramaturg by Rich Rubin

06/14/2022

Rehearsals started this week for our Summer One Acts coming July 14-24.

Auditions May 16 and May 17 @ 7PM for the Players' 20th Summer One-Acts. Nine plays have been selected as semi-finalists...
05/09/2022

Auditions May 16 and May 17 @ 7PM for the Players' 20th Summer One-Acts. Nine plays have been selected as semi-finalists. Directors will need a large cast of males and females, teens to late 70s, lots of roles for males and females in the 20-30 age range. Auditions take place at the Players' Back Door Theater, 1619 49th Street South, Gulfport. Arrive early to complete an audition form or go to www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org and fill out an audition form online and bring it with you.

Auditions at the Back Door Theater, March 28 and March 29 at 7PM, for the Gulfport Community Players' next production TO...
02/18/2022

Auditions at the Back Door Theater, March 28 and March 29 at 7PM, for the Gulfport Community Players' next production TORCH SONG by Harvey Fierstein. Patrick Brafford will direct this two-act adaptation of the 1983 Tony award-winning play. The play portrays the life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch-song singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City during the 70s and 80s. Performances will be June 9-19. For full details go to www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin...
01/16/2022

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin Woman." Director Brick Brickel is looking to cast 4 females, and 2 males in this play based on a true story of a woman who instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, instead enters a downward spiral unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Go to the website www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org for a complete list of roles, ages, and character descriptions. Performances will be from March 24- April 3.
Masks are Mandatory for auditions regardless of vaccination status.

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin...
01/12/2022

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin Woman." Director Brick Brickel is looking to cast 4 females, and 2 males in this play based on a true story of a woman who instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, instead enters a downward spiral unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Go to the website www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org for a complete list of roles, ages, and character descriptions. Performances will be from March 24- April 3.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED at auditions regardless of vaccination status.

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin...
12/09/2021

Auditions at the Back Door Theater on January 17, and January 18, 7PM for our next Gulfport Players' production "The Tin Woman." Director Brick Brickel is looking to cast 4 females, and 2 males in this play based on a true story of a woman who instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, instead enters a downward spiral unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Go to the website www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org for a complete list of roles, ages, and character descriptions. Performances will be from March 24- April 3.

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Gilligan's Island: the Musical on Monday, November 15,...
10/25/2021

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Gilligan's Island: the Musical on Monday, November 15, 7PM and Tuesday, November 16 at 7PM. This is a family-friendly stage musical of the ever-popular and iconic 60's TV show. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. It's a fun, wacky, and entertaining musical with 18 original songs. Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat or musical theater song (in your key) and also be prepared to sing the Gilligan's Island Theme Song (Google it!). Please bring sheet music, a pianist will be provided. Olga Kruse and Bill Bryant direct. Looking for 5 males (Skipper, Gilligan, Professor, Thurston, Alien Commander), 3 females (Maryann, Ginger, Lovey) The show runs January 13-23, 2022 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Gilligan's Island: the Musical on Monday, November 15,...
10/16/2021

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Gilligan's Island: the Musical on Monday, November 15, 7PM and Tuesday, November 16 at 7PM. This is a family-friendly stage musical of the ever-popular and iconic 60's TV show. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. It's a fun, wacky, and entertaining musical with 18 original songs. Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat or musical theater song (in your key) and also be prepared to sing the Gilligan's Island Theme Song (Google it!). Please bring sheet music, a pianist will be provided. Olga Kruse and Bill Bryant direct. Looking for 5 males (Skipper, Gilligan, Professor, Thurston, Alien Commander), 3 females (Maryann, Ginger, Lovey) The show runs January 13-23, 2022 at the Catherine Hickman Theater.

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29,...
08/24/2021

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29, 2PM and Monday, August 30, 7PM. The show follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner. Patrick Brafford directs and is looking to cast 5 males and 2 females. Cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are encouraged but not mandatory. The production is scheduled for November 11-21 at the Catherine Hickman Theater.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org

The Gulfport Community Players have partnered with Meals on Wheels for Kids to package and deliver meals from our Back D...
08/21/2021
Volunteer – Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger

The Gulfport Community Players have partnered with Meals on Wheels for Kids to package and deliver meals from our Back Door Theater at 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport. Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers to help facilitate this process. If you have a vehicle and can volunteer mornings, Monday-Friday, please contact https://networktoendhunger.org/volunteer/

VOLUNTEER AT TAMPA BAY NETWORK TO END HUNGER Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger works hard, while supporting its members, to ensure our neighbors have the food they need to survive. We simply could not do what we do without the help of volunteers! Whether you can volunteer once a week, once a month or....

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29,...
08/21/2021

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29, 2PM and Monday, August 30, 7PM. The show follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner. Patrick Brafford directs and is looking to cast 5 males and 2 females. Cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are encouraged but not mandatory. The production is scheduled for November 11-21 at the Catherine Hickman Theater.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org

At the Back Door Theater, Sept. 9-19 Elizabeth Bell stars in our upcoming, one-woman comedy "The Lady With All The Answe...
08/18/2021

At the Back Door Theater, Sept. 9-19

Elizabeth Bell stars in our upcoming, one-woman comedy "The Lady With All The Answers." This comedy is about the mistress of manners herself, Eppie Lederer, a.k.a. Ann Landers. Based on her life and letters, and filled with secrets, regrets, and triumphs, this play focuses on her two closest relationships - her husband and her twin sister better known as Dear Abby. Performances will be at the Players' BACK DOOR THEATER, 1619 49th Street, Gulfport. September 9-19. Tickets $20. Available ONLINE ONLY.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org
Show contains adult situations and strong language - not suitable for young audiences.

For the health and safety of all our patrons, the Gulfport Community Players are requiring masks for admittance to this show. Masks must be worn at all times except while seated for the performance. Seats will be socially-distanced.

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29,...
08/06/2021

Auditions at the BACK DOOR THEATER for the Players' production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" on Sunday, August 29, 2PM and Monday, August 30, 7PM. The show follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner. Patrick Brafford directs and is looking to cast 5 males and 2 females. Cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are encouraged but not mandatory. The production is scheduled for November 11-21 at the Catherine Hickman Theater.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org

COVID UPDATE: For the health and safety of all our patrons, the Gulfport Community Players are requiring masks for admit...
08/02/2021

COVID UPDATE: For the health and safety of all our patrons, the Gulfport Community Players are requiring masks for admittance to this show. Masks must be worn at all times except while seated for the performance. Seats will be socially-distanced.

Elizabeth Bell stars in our upcoming, one-woman comedy "The Lady With All The Answers." This comedy is about the mistress of manners herself, Eppie Lederer, a.k.a. Ann Landers. Based on her life and letters, and filled with secrets, regrets, and triumphs, this play focuses on her two closest relationships - her husband and her twin sister better known as Dear Abby. Performances will be at the Players' BACK DOOR THEATER, 1619 49th Street, Gulfport. September 9-19. Tickets $20. Available ONLINE ONLY.
www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org
Show contains adult situations and strong language - not suitable for young audiences.

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1619 49th Street South
Gulfport, FL
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Does anyone have any photos of Auntie Mame that GCP did several years ago? Thanks!
Such a wonderful community asset!
Calling All Readers/Actors (no experience required)

Breaking Rules Publishing is still looking for readers for their - Bless Me Father - reading event on Sept 26th and 29th at the Studio @ 620 theater

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL US AT - [email protected]

We are looking for both male and female readers - a great deal of acting experience is not required.

A little blurb about the script

Noah Matthews, the husband, father of five and art professor, has a cross to bear. Sexually abused as a child, he was led into a challenging life. After his first confession to Father Vincente Connetti, an equally cursed man, the two became friends. Both, in the end, help each other through their pasts. Vincent, who never
allowed himself a life, changes his vocation and abandons his collar.

Noah employs David, a young model driven by urges based on his s*xual appetite for men, for his life drawing class. Showing his true colors, David proves himself and makes Noah and Vincente relive the nightmares of their youth in the most lamentable fashion possible. Colorful and endowed with realistic characters, Bless Me Father paints a paradigm of honesty, friendship, and morals with s*x and violence aplenty.
IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA PLEASE SHARE!

Calling all area (St Pete - Gulfport - Tampa) actors !

Looking for actors/readers (both male and female) of various ages to be part of the Bless Me Father reading on Sept 26th and 29th. There is a minimal commitment - a couple readings the week before and then the performances.

The two performances will be staged at Studio @ 620 in St Pete. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help to fund the Breaking Rules Publishing Young Writers Scholarship Fund.

If you're interested please contact us here or email us at [email protected].

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available and listed on our website at www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com

Breaking Rules Publishing is a nonprofit publishing company.
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