Tag Archives: Olivia Gowan

TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN by Tennessee Williams_Christopher Watson, Photo by Caryl Butterly, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Actors Collective, ABET

New Theatre Group, Actors Collective, Partners with All Beaches Experimental Theatre for a Unique Experience

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  The has joined in partnership with Actors Collective, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, to present a unique theatre experience during June 29 – July 7, 2019. The full name of the production is One by Tenn Plus Eight: Short Stories for the Stage, and brings multiple theatrical stories to life. Actors Collective (www.ActorsCollective.com) was founded by , who directed the show. Of note, she spent over twenty years immersed in New York’s theatre scene in roles that included producer, director, and actor. She returned to Jacksonville several years ago and has directed a number of …

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A terrific Southern comedy “THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre has opened a terrific Southern comedy at 716 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach Florida. “” opened on May 5 and will run through May 21, 2017. Call 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for additional information and reservations. “The Hallelujah Girls,” written by the team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jaime Wooten, is the funniest play we have seen so far this year. The playwrights (sometimes known collectively as Jones Hope Wooten) have written numerous successful comedies; several have made their …

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PBTS: 50 Years of Curtain Call Is Just The Beginning

The Script Before The Curtain: Inspiring Playwrights A collaborative program at is giving voice to local playwrights. , developed by associate director , will nurture the development of two new scripts from the page to the stage. “Players by the Sea has a long and rich history of producing original works, in particular by local playwrights,” says Executive Director . “It’s never been anything formal. People would come to us with an idea or concept or a play and we would look at it and say, ‘yeah, why not. We are a local theatre. We want to serve the community.” …

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Twists and turns in this Southern melodrama “COTTON ALLEY”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beaches’ opened the world premier production of “,” a one-act play by local playwright . The production opened in the studio theatre on January 15, and will remain on stage through January 30, 2016 We are always curious about new works by artists we know better as performers, and Ms. Gowan has certainly established herself as an accomplished actress over the past several years. Most recently, she played a leading role in the premiere of “St. George and the Dragon,” by , which was staged in Ponte …

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New Voices: Players by the Sea Announces New Play Development Program

BY BRADLEY AKERS, PBTS Associate Director Producing new plays by local writers is part of Theatre’s mission, an initiative continued since its 1966 inception. Jacksonville is on the brink of experiencing a Renaissance in theatre, that which is highly sparked by New Play Development. Writers such as , , , , , and have presented their work on the Players by the Sea stage, elevating their artistic development and making Jacksonville an incubator for the new voice. The hottest American theatre started somewhere, whether it was a living room reading or a workshop production. Now, in its 50th Season, Players …

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A Christmas present to North Florida: Godspell

GODSPELL PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected]   Players by the Sea opened its Christmas present to North Florida with ”,” a true theatre classic. The opening was on December 6, and it will run through December 20, 2015. Players is located at 106 Sixth Street North in Jacksonville Beach. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for additional information and reservations. “Godspell,” which debuted in the early 70s, was conceived by , with music by a young . The musical ran for five years and has remained popular. In 2011, for its 40th anniversary, …

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DRAGONS, KNIGHTS & MAIDENS – “ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON”

Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts Review Christ Episcopal Church, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, opened the world premier of playwright ’ magical play “” on October 15, 2015. The show will continue at 400 San Juan Drive with performances during October 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm and October 25 at 3 pm. Financial support was provided by the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund. The legend of St. George is based on ancient legends, which involve fearless knights saving imperiled maidens and villagers by slaying fearsome dragons. The tale, brought from eastern regions to Europe by Crusaders …

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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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