Tennessee Women's Theater Project

Rating: 4.8 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: P.O. Box 158525 Nashville TN 37215 USA

Mission: The mission of Tennessee Women''s Theater Project is
  • To present theatrical productions of the highest quality to Middle Tennessee audiences
  • To produce plays that express the human condition in the female voices
  • To provide acting, directing, design and management opportunities for women in professional theater
  • To bring live theater to new, underserved audiences

Programs: Each year, we present two professional stage plays plus our annual Women's Work showcase and celebration of works created by women. We choose plays that meet our mission criteria: to present productions of the highest quality; to express the human condition in the female voice; to provide professional opportunities to female actors, designers and stage managers; and to introduce live theater to new and underserved audiences.
Women's Work goes further yet. We provide a venue for women artists of a broad cultural and ethnic diversity to present their work, spanning many genres: theater, dance, film, poetry, music and visual arts, and a unique mix of artistic expression to audiences.
We keep ticket prices low, and offer discounts, including "pay what you make an hour" nights. We partner with half a dozen agencies serving at-risk women to offer free admission to their clients. Our partnership with Nashville Metro Parks provides teachers for their free drama classes, in return for use of our performance venue.
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EIN 48-1284622
615-681-7220
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The first time I worked with TWTP was about two years ago, as a member of the run crew. When I met them, I realized that Maryanna and Chris were good honest people pursuing a mission that they believed in: not only to create more opportunities for women in theatre both onstage and off, but to do so through quality productions that most people in there area have not heard of. While the plays they choose have at least as many women as men, the plays themselves aren't focused strictly on women's issues, but rather address issues that appeal to everyone. As long as I've been involved with them, TWTP has created high quality productions and I've enjoyed being able to play my part.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people I've met and the new plays I've been introduced to.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, honest, hardworking people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy it's own theatre space and afford to put on productions with bigger casts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I attended my my first Tennessee Women's Theater Project production about two years ago. I have attended nearly every one of their shows ever since then. I am always very impressed with the quality of their productions. Although scenery and props are minimal, the actors that work their stage are absolutely wonderful and the direction is near perfect. After meeting the people who put it all together, I decided I wanted to be part of the Project and volunteered to help with publicity. I have become a fan of local theater due directly to my experiences with the TWTP and try to support other local groups whenever I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being made to feel I have made a valuable contribution to the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...try to seek advice on how to increase revenue.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

sharing the theater experience with friends. We always try to get up a group for dinner and a show on a weekend that the TWTP has a show scheduled. Best of all, it does not cost all that much !!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

talented, enthusiastic, welcoming, generous with their time, willing to take risks with their art and in need of financial support.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

afford better publicity, build or lease a modern theater, foster the development of woman writer, actors, directors and stage craft staff (managers, lighting, sound, etc.).

Ways to make it better...

more people in the community came to enjoy the shows.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

gaining community support and increasing audience size.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Maryanna and Chris Clark have a wonderful vision.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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