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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615-681-7220
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been part of the TWTP through audience participation over the last several years. I have been impressed with the high quality of the works presented and with the commitment to providing a voice for women in the world of theater. The three programs that were outstanding to me were "Kingfisher Days" - truly a magical performance, the staged reading of "A View from Tall" - unfortunately only seen for one evening, but what an evening, and the incredible one woman show that depicted the experience of the Little Rock Nine. Maryanna Clarke is providing something no other group in Tennessee or even nationally is doing. Thanks to her and all the hard work of others to bring this quality and affordable theater to the Middle Tennessee area.

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

seeing their professionally-staged and challenging productions.

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

Help them find a larger audience and more donors.

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

focus on women's voice.

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

welcoming and informed.

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

change the world!!

Ways to make it better...

the audiences had been bigger.

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

financial.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This play was so well done! Seven of us who saw it together and have little experience with which to identify with soccer moms thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

several theatre productions and have been impressed with both the quality and thought provoking topics.

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  

4 people found this review helpful

You can always expect relevant, insightful projects and delightful productions from this Great*Nonprofit! Another wonderful Tennessee Treasure. (and you still have time to see the current offering... "Secrets of a Soccer Mom") My cheeks still hurt from the laughter.

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

theatre that is affordable for most!

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

enthusiastic about their work.

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

... frequently quirky and always entertaining and interesting. TWTP is an opportunity to see 1st class work that wouldn't otherwise be available. Speaking as a music professional that plays a lot of theater, this is one of my favorite theater companies in the middle Tennessee area.

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

... their choice of plays and the staging. In many cases they are works of which I have never heard and am just so grateful that I got the chance to see.

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: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The TN Women's Theater Project is a wonderful addition to the arts in Nashville. I love going to their performances and always bring a friend or 3. The productions are high quality.

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

great performances

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

the wonderful acting and producing

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

very friendly and talented

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

One need only hear the story of the formation and mission of the TWTP to understand how vital this organization is to Middle Tennessee and beyond. Warriors Don't Cry is just one in a series of original or premiere productions to appreciate how TWTP holds up a less distorted mirror to nature, and how that contributes not only to women in the performing arts, but to an enriched civilization for all.

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

More women involved in all aspects of theatrical productions.

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

Reasonable ticket prices, strong performances

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

Committed

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

Attract more writers, performers, and technical staff; expand its theatrical season; do more outreach.

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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