Studio Tenn cast prepares for Frost/Nixon debut Feb. 20
Theatre company announces future expansion
While cast members of Peter Morgan’s historic drama “Frost/Nixon” sharpen their respective roles before opening night, Feb. 20, the founders of Studio Tenn Theatre Company are behind the scenes crafting plans for a larger venue for the 2014-2015 season.
Tickets to the upcoming performance of this powerful story behind the post-Watergate interview of President Richard Nixon by Britain’s David Frost are available by visiting www.franklintheatre.com
While the actors prepare, the vision expands for this Franklin-based company, which has been likened to the talent usually found in New York and Chicago.
Jake Speck, the company’s managing director, announced recently that the success of the company has warranted a move to The Factory at Franklin.
All operations will be moved to the Franklin Road location beginning with the 2014-2015 season, which opens in September.
“After three wonderful seasons building our programming, vision, and strong support base of donors and patrons here in Franklin, we are elated to have found a long-term, comprehensive solution to our multifaceted needs for administrative, rehearsal and performance space,” Speck said.
The move is an opportunity to locate “office, rehearsal and performance space all in one location—which translates to significant savings of time and money,” said Artistic Director Matt Logan.
“Having this all-inclusive space will eliminate some logistical burdens and allow us to focus more of our energy and resources on our productions and educational initiatives, which are ultimately what our work is all about.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Studio Tenn into the eclectic portfolio of high-caliber cultural attractions offered here,” said Tami Pryce, The Factory’s events manager.
“Our vision is to make The Factory an entertainment and cultural mecca in Williamson County, and we see Studio Tenn as a foundational piece of that vision.”
Performances will initially be held in Jamison Hall. Other spaces at The Factory are being studied to become Studio Tenn’s permanent performance home.
All spaces at The Factory are designed to be highly configurable, “which will allow us to scale from the most intimate to the most grand of productions,” Logan said. “This venue is just teeming with possibilities. It’s a very exciting new chapter for us.”
Studio Tenn has been the resident professional theatre company of Main Street’s historic Franklin Theatre since 2011 and produced the star-studded variety show for the venue’s grand re-opening gala.
Studio Tenn is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to use a rich combination of talent from Nashville and Broadway to bring classic works of drama and musical theatre to life in Middle Tennessee, and to provide innovative educational programs designed to entertain, educate, and inspire the rising artists of our unique community.
For more information, visit studiotenn.com.
Posted on: 2/13/2014