Expanding exposure to the arts
Education and Outreach
Studio Tenn Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Outreach exists to foster a direct and passionate engagement for youth, educators, artists and the broader community in all aspects of the theatre experience.
The Education and Community Outreach Program includes:
Student education and matinees
Summer theatre master classes
College audition preparatory classes
Sensory Friendly performances
Gift of Theatre for underserved populations
Studio Tenn and Backlight Productions:
New Works Writer's Lab
Studio Tenn Theater Company and Backlight Productions are collaborating to create and workshop a new play for artists with special needs! Led by Studio Tenn Interim Artistic Director Benji Kern, and Backlight Production Artistic Director Melissa Smith, the play will cover the themes of celebrating the perspective of artists with special needs in this world premiere. The lab will end in three public performances in June. More information to come!
Backlight Production Mission:
Backlight Productions is a non-profit theater arts program for adults with special needs that provides opportunities for its students to gain education in the arts and perform significant roles before live audiences, enabling them to enhance their social skills through artistic expression and grow in confidence both on and off the stage.