Tennessee Playwrights Studio 2022 Season

Tennessee Playwrights Studio is proud to announce our TPS 2022 Season of theatre with four world premieres of new works by Tennessee playwrights/creators, along with a new cohort of TPS Fellows to be selected for our playwright development lab in 2022.

Help us create new, relevant, and diverse work in Tennessee and help TPS jumpstart our return to LIVE theatre in 2022.  As you probably know, theatre is almost always a labor of love for small companies, as breaking even after covering production costs is often out of reach.  With your help, we can bring to audiences unique and powerful work from Tennessee creators and keep ticket prices down (and on some nights free/pay-what-you-can), so that our shows are accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances.

In addition, for each donation to TPS, the co-founders will donate personal funds in the amount of 50% of each donation to partner companies Destiny Theatre Experience and SistaStyle Productions. So your donation will go even further - supporting TPS with your donation funds and knowing a match will happen for 50% of that amount to two other companies.

Full productions slated for our 2022 season at the Darkhorse Theatre include:

A co-production from Angela Gimlin and TPS
THAT WOMAN:THE MONOLOGUE PLAY is comprised of a series of monologues from the perspective of women involved (or rumored-to-be-involved) with President John F. Kennedy. Created and performed by Molly Breen, Megan Dianne DeWald, Angela Gimlin, Alicia Haymer, April Hardcastle-Miles, Nettie Kraft, Ang Madaline-Johnson, Mary McCallum, Elizabeth Turner, and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva. In tandem with THAT WOMAN:THE DANCE SHOW at the Darkhorse Theatre, June 16-25, 2022.

A TPS Production
THAT WOMAN:THE DANCE SHOW will explore the stories of women involved (or rumored-to-be-involved) with President John F. Kennedy through dance. Created and/or performed by: Molly Breen, Caitlin Del Casino, Brandon Johnson, Cornell Ha'kim Kennedy, Ariana Hodes, Thea Jones, Jodie Mowrey, Tosha Marie Pendergrast, Schuyler Phoenix, Rachel Simons, Nikki Staggs, Brittany Stewart, Emma Williams and more! In tandem with THAT WOMAN:THE MONOLOGUE PLAY at the Darkhorse Theatre, June 16 - 25, 2022.

DON'T LOOK BLACK by Preston Crowder (2020 TPS Fellow)
A TPS Production
Synopsis: A group of white friends are enthused after being given a chance to participate in a "Black Immersion Experience". What they figure will be an opportunity to play in their harmful stereotypes quickly turns into a house of nightmares as they are shown the true magic of blackness. At the Darkhorse Theater for a special 3-week run, August 19 - September 4, 2022.

SINS OF THE CITY by Shawn Whitsell (2020 TPS Fellow)
A co-production from Destiny Theatre Experience and TPS
Synopsis: A popular and successful politician is propositioned by a young, aspiring campaign manager on the eve of an election. What starts out as a seemingly ordinary run for office culminates in a moral reckoning. At the Darkhorse Theatre, October 20 - 29, 2022.

Read about our season and more in this Nashville Scene article 

Visit our website to learn more about TPS 


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  • Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva 
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    • 15 d
  • Kaul M. Bluestone 
    • $80 
    • 15 d
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    • $200 
    • 16 d
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    • $15 
    • 16 d
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    • $25 
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Molly Breen 
Nashville, TN
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