Tennessee Rep's Ingram New Works Project
The Martha R. Ingram New Works Project was created by Tennessee Rep with the support of co-founder Martha R. Ingram to provide an opportunity for theatre artists to develop new theatre works while in residency with Tennessee Rep. Past Fellowship recipients include Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn (The Columnist), Stephen Dietz (Rancho Mirage), and Theresa Rebeck (Fever).
The Ingram New Works Project consists of three parts:
Currently in its sixth year, the program has evolved to include a New Works Lab for the playwrights who are being mentored by Theresa Rebeck. The Lab offers these playwrights the opportunity to not only receive feedback but also hear their works read by professional actors during the writing process.
“The Ingram Charitable Fund is thrilled to make this opportunity available in support of new works for the theatre,” says Ingram. “New work is the life force of every art form. We have no better example than William Shakespeare who, after all, created nothing but new work. And the same can be said for Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and the list goes on.
“As Tennessee Repertory Theatre continues to be a leading regional theatre, it is thrilling to see the company collaborate with nationally-recognized playwrights such as John Patrick Shanley as well as foster the development of local playwrights through the New Works Lab that culminates with the New Works Festival. I am confident that this collaboration will not only have positive contributions to the Nashville theatre community, but also the American theatre landscape as a whole.”