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Education and Outreach
Studio Tenn Theatre Company's Education and Community Outreach Program exists to foster a direct and passionate engagement for youth, educators, artists and the broader community in all aspects of the theatre experience and connects students of all ages to their most fearless, creative self to create enlightened audiences and artists who will shape the future.
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
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our offices at (615) 541-8200.
The Salon by Pipeline-Collective
Studio Tenn is proud to partner with Pipeline-Collective to launch The Salon, a biweekly gathering of playwrights, directors, and actors to shape theatrical works-in-progress. The pilot program will launch in March.
Curated by Pipeline-Collective’s Producing Artistic Directors David Ian Lee and Karen Sternberg, along with Studio Tenn's Interim Artistic Director Benji Kern, The Salon combines Studio Tenn's mission to support the development of new work and local artists with Pipeline-Collective’s mission to empower theatre makers to tell their stories. Each three-hour session is designed to not only benefit playwrights, but to bring together all collaborators in a crucible of time and creativity, exploring new relationships and furthering the development of new, visceral theatrical work.
At The Salon, playwrights can maintain the momentum of their writing and hear pages aloud at regular intervals – a critical component of new play development – while directors and actors can work “on their feet,” investigating new texts and partnerships in a model more accommodating than the constraints of an audition or the product-based needs of a rehearsal hall.
The Salon is a free program and is welcoming of artists from all backgrounds. For more information and to sign up for regular email updates, click the button below!
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 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 a public performance June 28 at 7 p.m. at Generations Church in downtown Franklin (408 Church St, Franklin, TN 37064). Seating will be general admission.
There are two free parking garages, one on Second Avenue and one of Fourth Avenue that offers free four-hour parking. Free street parking is also available, as well as paid parking in Generations Church parking lot.
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. LEARN MORE HERE!