Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement.


Kristen Coury

Kristen Coury

CEO and Producing Artistic Director

Joel Markus

Joel Markus

COO and Managing Director

Artistic & Education

Kristen Coury

CEO and Producing Artistic Director

Steven Calakos

Director of Education

Audrey Zielenbach

Literary Manager

Mackenzie Roberts

Executive Assistant

Emilie Baartman

Education Assistant

Meredith Singleton

Education Intern

Finance & Administration

Joel Markus

COO and Managing Director

Alyson McCoy

Director of Finance

Jim Dallas

General Manager

Chelsea Walsh

Company Manager

Luke Matlock

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Ashley Pollard

Patron Services Manager

Dave Blount

Box Office Manager

McKenna Cloud

Audience Services Coordinator


Kimberly Dye

Chief Advancement Officer

Sarah Owen

Director of Development

Brandon Horwin

Development Assistant

Sara Jarrell

Development Intern


Lindsay Cook

Director of Production

John Forton

Technical Director

Alex Riggs

Assistant Technical Director

Anthony Knudson

Master Carpenter

Elena Romero

Props Master

Kathleen Gieselman

Props Artisan

James Allen

Scenic Charge Artist

Alivia Cross

Scenic Artist

Elizabeth Kennell

Master Electrician

Sean McGinley

Sound Engineer

Jennifer Bronsted

Costume Shop Manager

Chanda Hawthorne

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Byrd

Lighting and Sound Intern

Madelyn Hawver

Stage Management Intern

Emily Murray

Wardrobe Intern

Kaelyn Williams

Costuming Intern


Alejandro CastaƱo

Chief Marketing Officer

Kenzie Frysztak

Marketing Intern

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