Southwest Florida’s performing arts scene is gaining a new community theatre company. New Phoenix Theatre in South Fort Myers is currently renovating a former gym into a venue that can accommodate up to 100 audience members, or up to 300 patrons for standing-room-only shows. In April, the organization announced an ambitious line-up of plays for its inaugural 2018-2019 season, including performances of “Marvin’s Room,” “La Cage Aux Folles” and “Rumors” among others. The new theatre company’s founders include local actors and directors who came together to provide something fresh in the local theatre scene, with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and more roles for women. We’ll take a closer look at the mission of Southwest Florida’s newest theatre offering in a conversation with co-founder, actor and director James Robinson and get a preview of shows in New Phoenix Theatre’s inaugural season which opens in October.