Visual and Performing Arts, College of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Dr. James Al-Shamma
Nashville’s theatre community is growing at a rapid rate–new companies are popping up left and right. Nashville already has many well-established and professional theatre organizations, so why do new ones continue to emerge? Nashville is home to a unique theatre community that is still growing to fill artistic gaps. All kinds of theater companies —professional, semi-professional, and start-ups—fulfill a need. All three types will adapt to meet new challenges and fill artistic holes by any means necessary in order to make the community whole.
Petty, Eve, "Finding Holes, Founding Theaters: An Exploration on Theatre Companies in Nashville" (2019). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 11.