Community Players
A Not-for-Profit Community Theater Group
"Savor the Magic of Live Theater"
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  For ticket information,  call 727-322-0316

In November, 1981, the State of Florida granted a Charter to the Gulfport Community Players, Inc., designating us as a Not-for-Profit organization. As of Dec. 2003, we have had a 501(C)(3) tax status.

We are a completely separate entity from the City of Gulfport, but we do, however, rent the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport for our mainstage performances.
Chartered by the State of Florida
Mailing Address:

Gulfport Community Players
1619- 49th St. So.
Gulfport, Florida 33707

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Copyright 2014 Julius P. Brock
Home phone: 727-323-8739


E-mail to:
All of our mainstage productions are currently performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This theater is entirely owned and operated by the City of Gulfport, Florida. It is located at Beach Blvd. & 26th Avenue South in Gulfport, FL. We rent this theater for our performances from the City.
How to get to the theater
Welcome Page

A Little About Us

How Do We Do It?

Future Productions &
Audition Notices

Members, Volunteers, &
Our Building Fund Angels

Back Door Theater

Past Performances

Helpful Links

Hickman Theater Opening

"Inlaws, Outlaws, And Other People
(That Should Be Shot"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"Stepping Out"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"14th Annual Summer One Act Festival"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"Visiting Mr. Green"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"17th Annual Cathy Award" Photos

Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport
Theater rental rates may by obtained from the City of Gulfport by contacting Gulfport's Cultural Facilities Events Supervisor, Justin Shea.
He can be reached either by calling him at 727-893-1066, or via email to:
Beach Blvd. at 26th Avenue South
in Gulfport, Florida
Board of Directors

Eileen Navarro, President
Jim Cartwright, Vice-President
Julius Preston Brock, Secretary
Jim Tobin, Treasurer
Miki Vaughan
Cathy Culler
June Bucy
Carol Polk- Board Member Honorarium
Donna Naughton- Board Member Honorarium
For our other performances, rehearsals, set buildings, and meetings the Gulfport Community Players have their own theater, known as the Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport, FL. For more information on this particular theater, click on this link.
GCP 2013 - 2014 Season
Stepping Out, a comedy by Richard Harris
Audition dates: Feb. 3rd & 4th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: April 3rd - 20th, 2014  (3 weeks)
Director: Richard Rosen    Producer: Eileen Navarro
Choreographer: Rose Mallare
14th Annual Summer One Act Festival
Dramas and comedies by various playwrights
Audition dates: May 19th & 20th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: July 10th - 20th, 2014  (2 weeks)
Directors: to be announced

GCP 2014 - 2015 Season
The Cat and the Canary, a mystery/thriller, by John Willard
Audition dates: Sept. 8th & 9th, 2014
Play dates: November 6 - 16th, 2014                   2 week run
Director:  Eileen Navarro

Escanaba in da Moonlight, a comedy by Jeff Deniels
Audition dates: Nov. 10th & 11th, 2014
Play dates: January 8th - 25th, 2015                    3 week run
Director: Jim Cartwright                           

The Kitchen Witches, a comedy by Caroline Smith
Audition dates: Dec. 15th & 16th, 2014
Play dates: February 26th - March 15th, 2015     3 week run
Director: Patrick Brafford                             

Play On, a comedy/farce by Rick Abbot
Audition dates: Feb. 9th & 10th, 2015
Play dates: April 9th - 26th, 2015                          3 week run
Director: Judy Landis

15th Annual Summer One Acts, by various playwrights
Audition dates: May 18th 19th, 2015
Play dates: July 9th - 19th, 2015                           2 week run
Directors: Various directors.
Gulfport Community Players'
Back Door Theater 727-322-0316
For reservations or information
Publicity & Photos
Julius Preston Brock
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14th Annual Summer One - Act Festival

Here's our plays, their Playwrights, and their Directors
Bottle of Vodka by Connie Schindewolf
Scotty's View by Connie Schindewolf
Directed by Olga Kruse                                                                                                        
Contractual Obligations by Jeffery Dow
Directed by Jim Cartwright

Diddle Diddle and the Dewey Decimal System
by Stanley Toledo

Judge Julie by Joan Petitte
Wholly Moses by Dick Budin
Directed by Steve Bell

Love 101 by Judy Landis
Directed by Judy Landis

Murder is the Best Policy by Joe Alan Johnson
Visiting Grandpa by Ronnie Pantello
Directed by Ralph Platt

Stellar Communication by Raphael Wings
Directed by Linda Fajvan

The Experiment by Gil Perlroth
Written & directed by Gil Perlroth

Those Faraway Places by Stanley Toledo
Characters Anonymous by Mike Cote
Directed by Vacelia Sanders

To refresh you memory a bit, here are a few photos from last year's Festival.
17th Annual Cathy Awards announced, with photos.
Click on this link.


and one Musical
Play closed on
July 20th, 2014
Play closed on
July 20th, 2014
as of August, 2014
WE HAVE JUST PUBLISHED A BRAND NEW SITE! THIS NEW SITE WILL REPLACE THIS CURRENT SITE. The new site is more compact, much easier to navigate, and will feature a link for online ticket sales.
Please visit our new website and add its new url to your computer.
Audition Announcement for
John Willard's
The Cat and the Canary
Sept. 8 & 9th at 7 pm
at our Back Door Theater
1619- 49th St. South
Gulfport, FL
Click this link for more info.