Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date



Visual and Performing Arts, College of

BURS Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Al-Shamma

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


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.