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Tennessee Women's Theater Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

... 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.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.