ABOUT STUDIO TENN
To create compelling musicals, plays, concerts and experiences through artful storytelling and innovative design, and to cultivate a meaningful understanding and appreciation of the artistic process in performers and audiences of all ages through education and engagement.
To become a theatre company that is embraced locally, engaged regionally and respected nationally, and to elevate Middle Tennessee to national prominence as a vibrant, viable birthplace and destination for world-class professional theatre.
We believe that storytelling profoundly enriches the human experience by giving us a platform to create awareness, build empathy, inspire discussions, and share universal truths.
Studio Tenn is a professional regional theatre company and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Franklin, Tennessee. Its programming centers around innovative, custom-designed presentations of classic plays and musicals as well as an original “Legacy” series of theatrical concerts celebrating the work of time-honored musicians.
Studio Tenn was founded in 2009 by nationally recognized director and designer Matt Logan, Emmy Award-winning producer Philip Hall and Broadway and film actress Marguerite Lowell Hall. The company debuted with Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN, staged in the Loveless Cafe Barn. That show’s enormous success convinced the founders that Studio Tenn could—and should—continue.
Following that first pivotal production, Broadway veteran Jake Speck left the cast of JERSEY BOYS to join Studio Tenn. In 2010 Speck, as Managing Director, and Logan, as Artistic Director, produced the company’s first four seasons of plays and musicals to wide critical acclaim, including three seasons as the resident professional theatre company of the iconic Franklin Theatre.
Just prior to the start of its fifth season, Studio Tenn relocated to The Factory at Franklin, which now houses its administrative offices, rehearsal space and primary performance venue, Jamison Hall. The company has also staged productions at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
As a nonprofit organization, Studio Tenn cannot operate without the generous support of corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more or make a tax-deductible financial gift, click here.
WAYS TO SUPPORT STUDIO TENN
Ticket revenue covers only 58% of our production costs, therefore we depend on the support of patrons, sponsors and donors. Help us bring world-class professional theatre to Middle Tennessee with your tax-deductible financial gift. Click here or stop by the Box Office during any of our shows.
We are eager to involve our community and also bring in individuals from outside our community to help us build and operate Studio Tenn on every level. By doing so we hope to entertain, enrich, and inspire the communities around us. To learn more or sign up for volunteer opportunities, click here.
SHARE & SOCIALIZE
Like what you see on our stage? Talk about it! It sounds so simple, but word-of-mouth is truly powerful. Whether through social media, phone, or over a cup of coffee, your conversations with friends, family and coworkers do make a difference. Connect with Studio Tenn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and like, share and post what moves you.
View behind the scenes, photos, marketing and more in our archive of past productions. CLICK HERE.