Nashville Rep Conservatory

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Student Masterclasses

We’ve invited some very special guests to lead classes for our high school age performers. Students will receive one-on-one instruction with theatre professionals.

Launching the series in the fall of 2019 will be a masterclass with Jelani Alladin, star of the original cast of Broadway’s Frozen and recently cast as Hercules in the highly anticipated Public Works staging of Hercules!

Our masterclass with Jelani Alladin will take place the weekend of November 16. We will hold an audition for interested students who wish to participate in the masterclass this fall. More information about the audition and the masterclass will be announced soon!

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Young Writers’ Program

Nashville Rep is joining forces with The Theater Bug to produce new plays created by up and coming writers. Workshops begin Fall 2019. The Young Writers’ New Play Festival debuts Spring 2020. 

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Summer Musical

Coming Summer 2020, Nashville Rep’s young actors, singers, and dancers will take the stage in Nashville’s biggest student led musical! Our masterclasses and camps will have our young stars ready to audition, rehearse, and perform in our first ever youth production!

Broadway Theatre Camp

Broadway Theatre Camp!

The spotlight is coming up, and it is on you! Spend a week of overnight summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan learning and performing some of the biggest show-stopping songs and scenes on Broadway today. You’ll receive individualized instruction from Nashville Rep’s director, choreographers, & performers, culminating in a cabaret-style revue for friends and family. Campers will also get to participate in traditional Camp Widjiwagan activities such as climbing, archery, swimming, banana boating, and more! You don’t need to be a local theatre star or show choir diva to join us. Our supportive and enthusiastic theatre community awaits! 

Study Guides

We have study guides available for all of our shows! If you are bringing a group or class to see a show, feel free to use these materials to facilitate your discussions and learn more about the show! And check out our Rep InDepth program below to dig even deeper into the show with your group.

Rep InDepth

Through Nashville Rep's Rep InDepth program, educators and students have discounted access to performances and show-related educational opportunities. Someone from Nashville Rep can come to your classroom before your class sees the show to share production information and insights or after your class has seen a show to answer questions. Alternatively, we can arrange a "TalkBack" in the theater immediately following the performance your class attends. Choose what works best for your classroom!

The Rep InDepth Program includes one ticket for each of your students to any show in our 2019-2020 season AND one of the following:

  • Pre-show Workshop in your classroom with a Nashville Rep professional teaching artist.

  • Post-show Discussion in your classroom with a member of the production’s artistic team.

  • Talkback directly following a production (for groups of 15+, schedule allowing).

For more info or to book a Rep InDepth, contact Nashville Rep at 615-244-4878 or

Cost: $15.00 per student. Seating location for performances will be best available at the time of booking. Depending on the size of group, all seats may not be together. Minimum of 10 students. A complimentary educator ticket will be provided for every 10 students.

Payment is due, payable to Nashville Repertory Theatre, no later than one week in advance of the date of attending the performance. If a Pre-Show Workshop is requested for a date more than one week in advance, payment will be due at that time. Method of payment will be arranged at time of booking.

Student Internships

Nashville Repertory Theatre provides a variety of opportunities for students interested in studying theatre as an intern in a professional environment. Student Internships can be tailored to each individual based on experience and interests. Credit hours can be available, depending on school policies. Though schedules can be flexible, applicants will be expected to commit to the schedule mutually agreed to when the internship is created. This may include either daytime or evening hours, depending on the nature of the internship and the needs of the job taken on by the intern. Please note that internships are limited during the summer when Nashville Rep is typically not in production.

The departments below are options for students seeking an internship!

Development Student Interns will work alongside the Director of Development and will have the opportunity to learn about how theatres raise money. This could include assisting with donor relations and/or helping with special events & fundraising during the season. Internships in this area are ideal for students who are highly organized and able to multi-task with excellent computer and writing skills. Responsibilities could include assisting with planning, promotion, and staffing of educational/outreach activities and promotional events, preparing and assembling direct mailings, and other clerical duties as needed.

Costume Student Interns will learn about the daily operations of a professional costume shop creating the costumes for Nashville Rep productions and the skills related to that, under the supervision of the Costume Manager and the Costume Rentals Manager. Costume shop jobs can vary according to skill level, schedule and seasonal needs, but a minimum of six work hours per week is preferred. Students may have responsibilities that give them experience in hand sewing; machine stitching; research, shopping, and pulling from stock; maintaining a shop and laundry; and more.

Interns in this department will learn the various workings of a professional scene shop and the skills related to building the sets for Nashville Rep productions. Jobs will vary based on skill level and availability, and will be supervised by the Technical Director. Students will learn how to work in a cooperative team environment, and responsibilities may include assisting in the construction and painting of sets, general shop maintenance, and loading in and striking sets. Scenic work is physical, and interns must be able to lift and move heavy objects. Applicants who can be available to work prior to tech week and after closing night, and have some general shop experience will be given preference.

Internships in this department are for students who want to learn about directing, or playwriting and dramaturgy, or designing for the theatre. Students may be given assignments working on a production, or with our Ingram New Works Project. This internship is highly individualized, and may include the opportunity to observe and work alongside professionals in the area of the student’s interest. Depending on the assignment, supervisors may be the Artistic Director, a designer, or the Artistic Associate. (Note: Occasionally a performance student internship is available, but this varies from season to season and includes an audition process.)

Interns in this department will learn non-profit marketing in a highly competitive arts community alongside the Director of Marketing. Jobs will be assigned according to skill, area of interest, and schedule of availability. Interns in this department may be given the opportunity to tackle an independent marketing project to complete as a part of their educational experience. Possible additional duties could include collecting and archiving materials, assisting in preparation of promotional materials for each production, executing social media marketing plans, and other duties as needed and according to the intern’s interests.

An intern in the Properties department will learn skills that will help provide each Nashville Rep production with all of its prop needs, working under the mentorship of the Properties Master and Rentals Manager. This is an ideal internship for students who are crafty, good with tools, and enjoy research and making things with attention to detail. Applicants with general scene shop experience and/or a basic knowledge of tools are preferred. Interns will work in props construction and painting, props pulling, and assisting with maintenance of props shop and storage.

Internships in this department are for those who want to learn about stage management and how to work on a run crew or wardrobe crew backstage during Nashville Rep performances. Interns will have the opportunity to come to rehearsals and work with an Equity stage manager to become familiar with the production process. They will have the chance to observe professional directors and actors at work and may be allowed to attend production meetings. All jobs in this department are supervised by a show’s Stage Manager. Note that this internship often requires a commitment of multiple weeks, depending on how long a show is running, and applicants interested in run crews for shows must be available to work all tech rehearsals and performances. Please check performance schedule before expressing interest in working a particular show. 

Post-Performance Events

Friday Talkbacks:

The content of some plays provokes questions, thoughts, and intense feelings. To provide audience members opportunities to talk about the content of especially provocative productions, the director and cast members participate in a structured conversation.

Talkbacks immediately follow selected Friday main stage performances in Johnson Theater, TPAC. Please call 615-244-4878 the week of performance to confirm.

Saturday Meet & Greets:

Audience members are encouraged to remain in the lobby post-performance, discuss the play and get to know our outstanding local professional actors!
Meet and Greets immediately follow all Saturday evening main stage performances in the theater lobby at TPAC.