We're a new development lab for Tennessee playwrights, and we're looking for strong, brave, even fierce voices. Bring a point of view, a handful of characters and a kick-ass narrative, and we'll get along just fine. No one can deny that we live in a pivotal moment in this country's history. When historians look back at the early 21st century, they'll examine our art, our music, our STORIES. Let us help you tell yours on stage.
Beginning Feb. 11, participants meet one Sunday per month at the Darkhorse Theatre in Nashville. Public readings of completed drafts will be presented there in late fall.
directs the 2018 TPS program. He came to Nashville in 2011 as an Ingram New Works playwright, and he facilitated the Writing Room at Nashville Rep from 2015 to 2017. Before that, Kenley founded Studio Roanoke, a new-works venue in Virginia that put up some 30 first or second productions from 2009 to 2012. His plays, including DEVIL SEDAN and EMPIRES OF ETERNAL VOID, have been produced in Chicago, Nashville, Memphis and Omaha; AKUMA-SHIN will receive its world premiere in 2018 at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles. Learn more about Kenley and his work here.
is our Program Coordinator. As an actor, she has originated roles in more than 15 new, full productions. Molly also has acted with Nashville's Ten Minute Playhouse, the Writing Room at Nashville Rep, the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and the Fringe Festival in New York City, among others. She regularly works with several theatre companies in Nashville and has appeared in short and feature films, commercials and music videos. As a writer, she has received fellowships with the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts. Actors interested in participating in TPS workshops and readings can contact her at email@example.com.
We've selected our Fellows and Associates for our inaugural season! Click on the "2018 Playwrights" link at the top of this page to meet them.
During our annual call for scripts, you'll submit up to 20 pages of a prior play OR (if you're new to writing for the stage) up to 5,000 words in another genre. We also ask for a 250-word biography and a 500-word statement of purpose regarding the new play you propose to write in our lab. The process is highly competitive, so please compose your documents accordingly. The application and the program are free of charge. Transportation and lodging in Nashville are not included.
Absolutely not! We ask that you propose a brand-new, full-length script that you will develop over the course of the lab. You'll receive feedback all along the way, and actors will be available to perform your fresh material. You will also have ample time for revisions and new drafts. At the end of the process, playwrights will receive public readings of their work at Darkhorse Theatre.
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4610 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209, United States