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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

  • Company apprenticeships/internships

  • Sensory Friendly performances

  • Gift of Theatre for underserved populations

For more information email us at info@studiotenn.com or call our offices at (615) 541-8200.

In rehearsals for Studio Tenn's 'EVITA'. Photo by MA2LA.

In rehearsals for Studio Tenn's 'EVITA'. Photo by MA2LA.


Young Musical Theater Artists Program
March 25 - June 2

Welcome to the amazing, technicolor world of Joseph!  In this exciting, new, 12-week offering from Studio Tenn, students will not only participate in classes lead by industry professionals, they will also be joining the cast of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the newest addition to Studio Tenn's season.  For six weeks, students will meet to learn the ins and outs of the audition process and will prepare to participate in professional rehearsals and performances.  From choosing a song to performing a monologue to participating in a dance call, we will leave no stone unturned.  Next, students will dive headfirst into the rehearsal process with confidence, spending three weeks alongside some of Nashville’s finest actors.  All of this hard work then culminates with five weeks of performances on the Studio Tenn mainstage. Courses will be taught by Studio Tenn Education Coordinator Casey Hebbel and Studio Tenn Choreographer Anna Perry.

We are so excited about this all-encompassing, completely immersive opportunity for students to experience the magic of professional theatre. We hope you will join us on this exciting adventure! For more information, contact Studio Tenn Education Coordinator Casey Hebbel at caseyhebbel@studiotenn.com.

**Included with class registration:

  • Six weeks of classes (Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm beginning March 25th)

  • Professional Headshot for participant

  • Students will join the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for rehearsals and all performances

  • Two complimentary show tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

**courses for 5th-8th grades only


(Public Workshop):
Directed by Jennifer Alice Acker
Book, Music and Lyrics by Greg Becker

Wonder Women, the musical, tells the unknown story of three women who lived with Martson in a secret poly-amorous relationship. Their passions for the early feminist agenda, mixed with Marston's propensity for fetish and kink, created the perfect environment for the birth of a female hero of mythic proportions. Can these three women overcome the misogyny, censorship and sexual taboos of the day to redefine an entire industry? Wonder Women explores the hidden truth behind the origin of Wonder Woman. Performance will take place Friday, February 15 at 6 p.m. Attendance is FREE and seating is LIMITED.

Theater Rating: R


Studio Tenn Master Class Series:
Michael Mott  (Inaugural Class) 

New York composer and lyricist Michael Mott will join Studio Tenn in a premiere master class for high school and college students looking to refine auditions for college entry, professional productions and school shows.  His collaborations include TONY Award Nominees Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Jennifer Damiano, Orfeh, Sierra Boggess, Zachary Levi, Jenna Ushkowitz, Matt Doyle, Andy Mientus, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adrienne Warren, Justin Guarini, Brian Justin Crum, Shayna Steele, James Snyder, Jackie Burns, Mitch Jarvis, Michael Lanning, Marissa McGowan, Crystal Monee Hall, Loren Allred, Natalie Weiss, Teal Wicks, Jason Gotay, Ryan Silverman and countless others.  The master class will be held on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Jamison Hall. For sign ups, simply click the link below! READ MORE HERE

Michael Mott

Michael Mott

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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 three public performances in June. LEARN MORE HERE!

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.


TRAUMA QUEEN (Public Workshop)

American Idol Crystal Bowersox and two time Pulitzer Prize nominee Willy Holtzman will join Studio Tenn this January for a free, public workshop of her new autobiographical musical Trauma Queen.  The exclusive one night event, January 13 at 6 p.m. at the Little Brick Theatre at the Factory at Franklin, explores Crystal's artistic journey to finding herself and becoming the strong woman, artists and mother she is today. This 90 minute Franklin premiere gives audiences the first look at this unique and intimate night with Crystal before it premiere’s in New York City.  Limited seating for the Sunday, January 13th public workshop are open now at the link below. Attendance is FREE.

Theater Rating: PG-13 for some language

Willy Holtzman (writer of Trauma Queen)

Willy Holtzman (writer of Trauma Queen)