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Tennessee Theatre Company

Contact Name: Ric White

Address:

118 16th Avenue South
Suite 4
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
United States

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Phone: (615) 712-8142

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Tennessee Theatre Company is a professional touring group producing imaginative curriculum based theatre such as “Pinocchio”, “Grimms’ Fairy Tales'”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Stories from Poe” and other classic stories in Tennessee for over fifteen years.

The Tennessee Theatre Company performs for students at various venues; as well as, produces community involved productions for the public. The company was formed in 1998 and issued 501(c)3 non-profit status in 1999. Since the company’s existence, we have produced over 80 productions, 20 one-act plays with all children casts, over 100 student workshops, two festivals and have performed for over 500,000 students. We have children’s workshops, which have taught hundreds of children the art of theatre. TTC has participated in the Boy Scouts of America Explorer program, which encourages students to participate, identify and promote their talents. We have worked with the Chamber in writing and performing skits and other activities. We have displayed artwork by local artist to give them an opportunity to have their work exhibited publicly. We have performed at local retirement homes and for civic organizations to share the arts with the community and elderly. We have been involved with The Jason Foundation (a teenage suicide prevention group) writing, directing and co-producing a short video that has been distributed in schools throughout the country and overseas.

TTC has made it a priority to work with students and new artists, giving them opportunities and helping them develop their abilities. Since the company’s inception in 1998, we have produced our productions, children’s shows, festivals and other activities for the public using professional and community talent, including over 800 volunteers and over 80,000 volunteer hours from students, actors, artists, set people, tech personnel and others.

Artist Work Samples

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Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Aesop’s Fables

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Aesop’s Fables is a multi-grade in-school theatrical production for elementary students. This live interactive program between actors and students complements English/Language Arts, Creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts and Head Start curriculum standards. A study guide on Aesop and his stories along with student learning activity sheets are provided to teachers. This popular play is a proven winner with young audiences as Aesop’s most beloved animal characters come to life in “The Tortoise and the Hare”, “The Dog in the Oxen Manger”, “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Ants and the Grasshoppers”. These fun stories will teach your students teamwork, friendship, sharing, kindness, the importance of hard work and other life lessons through the famed wisdom of Aesop.

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Program Title: Stories from Poe

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

“Stories from Poe” film screening is appropriate for middle and high school students. The project was filmed in Tennessee. It is a dramatization of some of the most well-known works by Edgar Allan Poe, the master of suspense and horror. The production brings to life “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Premature Burial” and “The Raven”. Between stories in the film, Poe talks about his personal life and dreams; and the influence these had on his writing. The 90-minute presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the director and producer on the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as, the filmmaking process.

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Program Title: Bell Witch Story

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Bell Witch Story” film screening is appropriate for middle and high school students. The project was filmed in Tennessee. It is a dramatization based on the famous events that happened to the John Bell family in Adams, Tennessee between 1817 and 1821. The legend is part of Tennessee history and studied in local history and literature classes. The 90-minute presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with director and producer on this fascinating story, as well as, the filmmaking process.

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