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Florida Repertory Theatre’s 6th Annual PlayLab Festival

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Courtesy of The Florida Repertory Theatre

The Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers holds its 6th annual PlayLab Festival May 9-12.  The festival gives emerging and established playwrights an opportunity to workshop and develop their plays with a director and a cast of professional actors and will culminate with a public reading of five new stage plays and one musical.  We’re joined by Florida Rep Artistic Director Greg Longenhagen and Associate Artistic Director and PlayLab Artistic Director Jason Parrish, both of whom will be directing plays during the festival.  We’ll also speak with playwrights Daryl Lisa Fazio and Bruce GrahamA whose plays will be featured in this year’s festival.

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.