First Night's Top Ten Theatrical Events of 2012: Ingram New Works Festival
First Night's Top Ten Theatrical Events of 2012: While BRT focused on the creation of new works for the musical theatre, the Ingram New Works Festival was created by Nashville Repertory Theatre to focus on the creation of new plays. The impact on local theater has been enormous, giving voice to a collection of heretofore unknown playwrights who put their hearts and souls on display for local audiences. With a stunning slate of more "famous" playwrights leading them--including John Patrick Shanley and David Auburn--the Ingram New Works Festival annually challenges its audiences, as well as its playwrights, to strive for better theater. And it clearly doesn't hurt that Auburn's latest Broadway entry, THE COLUMNIST, had its start at Nashville Rep and will be presented as part of its current season in early 2013. Visit The First Night Honors Facebook page for more information.