Tennessee Playwrights Studio

Developing Fresh Voices for the 21st Century

  • TPS supports the writing process by creating an environment for taking risks and reaching outside the box. 
  • TPS is definitely a community that recognizes the importance of the journey. Starting from scratch, writing a play, and then sharing pages every month highlighted the idea of journey for me. The freedom to follow your gut was supported and applauded.
  • TPS encourages the artist in the room by providing a place to breathe and listen without pressure or judgment.

                                                                                               -- Gaye Jeffers, 2018 Fellow

Media Coverage

National Reports -- Tennessee

by Arabelle Pollick for The Dramatist

May 14, 2019

An interview with Kenley Smith -- Playwright

by Laura Pickard for In Process (MTSU)

February 5, 2019

Tennessee Playwrights Studio Introduces 2019 Fellows and Associates

by Jeffrey Ellis for Broadway World Nashville

January 22, 2019

Tennessee Playwrights Studio develops new works, fresh voices
by Amy Stumpfl for the Tennessean 

July 8, 2018

Tennessee Playwrights Studio Announces 2018 Inaugural Season Fellows and Associates
by Jeffrey Ellis for Broadway World Nashville 

February 2, 2018