Matt Logan Stepping Down as Artistic Director of Studio Tenn

Matt Logan Stepping Down as Artistic Director of Studio TennMatt Logan, the artistic director of Studio Tenn, will leave his position with the award-winning, professional theater company, effective November 2018, to "pursue new creative opportunities."

Logan founded Studio Tenn in 2009 with two-time Emmy Award winning producer Philip Hall and Broadway actress Marguerite Hall. Over the past nine years as artistic director, Logan directed and designed costumes and sets for more than 40 productions.

Logan is a First Night Star Award winner and is the recipient of multiple First Night Awards for directing and design.

"I've accomplished everything I had hoped and dreamed of doing with Studio Tenn," Logan said. "With this incredible team, including the Studio Tenn staff, board of directors, generous donors and audience, I feel we have done the impossible. Over the past nine years, we built an award-winning professional theatre company of the highest-quality and created nationally-recognized performances."

"I am very grateful for what we have done," he continued. "While my role has changed, my support for this company and its people has not. I am excited about what creative endeavors are before me."

"On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank Matt for his uncompromising dedication to Studio Tenn," said Philip Hall, president of the Studio Tenn board of directors. "The artistic integrity of Studio Tenn will always be linked to Matt Logan and his creative vision for the company. We look forward to his continued success and many collaborations in the future."

Studio Tenn will celebrate Logan's vision, talent,and leadership at this year's One Night Only gala by presenting him with the Studio Tenn Legacy Award.

"The Studio Tenn Legacy Award has been created to honor a visionary of theatrical work in our industry," said Todd Morgan, company managing director. "Our inaugural recipient and company founder, Matt Logan, exemplifies that persona and we are eternally grateful to him for creating and nurturing this company to where we are today. The body of work Matt crafted at Studio Tenn is a true reflection of his unique talents as a multi-faceted artist. I hope that all of our friends and family in the Arts community will join me at this year's One Night Only as we celebrate the past and future of Studio Tenn."

One Night Only was named the "Most Fun Party" and "Best Entertainment" by NFocus Magazine. This year the red carpet affair and online auction will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 19. For tickets and more information, go to www.studiotenn.com.

A national search for a new artistic director is underway. In the interim, Morgan, and associate producer Benjamin Kern, will continue to oversee the artistic leadership of the company. Kern will transition from his current role at Studio Tenn to serve as interim artistic director for the company, beginning with the next production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, running December 7-30 at Jamison Hall in Franklin.

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