Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date



Visual and Performing Arts, College of

Location Read

Johnson Center 327

Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Al-Shamma

Document Type



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.



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