Tennessee Women's Theater Project
Rating: 4.8 stars 20 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: P.O. Box 158525 Nashville TN 37215 USA
- 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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I have been a board member of TWTP since its inception and have seen every production at least once. I am also an actor locally, both in community theater and professional productions. Maryanna Clarke's commitment to quality offerings and reaching underserved audiences is second to none. On a shoestring (and with the help of an equally deeply committed husband) she has managed to present thoughtful, well-written and entertaining new plays to the Nashville community that have the look of quality, not shoestring! She is able to elicit fine performances from the actors and develops quite a loyalty among those who have worked with her. I always leave one of TWTP's productions happy that I spent time there.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
thought-provoking, well-produced and well-acted plays that make me wish more people had attended with me.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
have a space of it own, pay its artistic director a decent salary, and hire additional staff (marketing, perhaps!)
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About every month
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