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Local Playwrights Showcased During TEN MINUTE PLAYHOUSE Tonight

A collection of 18 new works by Middle Tennessee area playwrights will be presented May 10 and 11 at 7:30pm at Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, as part of 3Ps Productions' The Ten Minute Playhouse.

"It's a very exciting time to be a playwright in Nashville" says Nate Eppler, one of the curators of the event. "Tennessee Women's Theatre Project is presenting the Women's Work Festival, 3Ps Productions is presenting my play Long Way Down throughout the month of May, and The Tennessee Rep is presenting the Ingram New Works Festival at the beginning of June. I'm thrilled that the Ten Minute Playhouse is a part of this wave of new work."

The Ten Minute plays will be presented as staged readings performed and directed by volunteers from the Nashville theater community. Audiences in attendance will not only get to see exciting new plays, but will also be able to give the playwrights feedback following the readings.

The eighteen local playwrights chosen to hear their work read aloud in front of an audience are: F. Lynne Bachleda, Claudia Barnett, Christopher Bosen, Amber Boyd, Gaylord Brewer, Bob Buchholz, Brittany Carlton, Nate Eppler, Heidi Ervin, Valerie Hart, Judy Klass, Margaret Hoffman, Mary McCallum, Christine Mather, Darren Michael, Garret Schneider, William Sinclair and Rachael Swann.

"The ten-minute format offers a terrific opportunity for theatre lovers to experience a variety of new works - comedies, dramas, romances, and more - in one evening," said co-curator Christopher Bosen. "Some of the area's most well-known actors, writers, and directors have volunteered their talent to showcase and encourage the development of new works here in Nashville. In addition, both evenings will be focused on audience feedback and comments on each script facilitated by Lauren Shouse. I'm hopeful that people will take advantage of this unique opportunity and join us for two exciting evenings of play readings."

The event is curated by Tennessee Rep Artistic Associate Lauren Shouse, Tennessee Rep Playwright-in-Residence Nate Eppler and actor Christopher Bosen in conjunction with 3Ps Productions.

All performances are at Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike Nashville TN 37210 just off of Briley Parkway. The Ten Minute Playhouse will be presented Tuesday and Weddnesday, May 10 and 11. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information please visit

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