The Writing Room is a season-long new play developmental program designed to support and amplify the diverse and vibrant voices of Nashville. Part of Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Project, the Writing Room is designed to expand the creative capacity of Nashville by providing practical and personalized resources for new play development exclusively to Middle Tennessee-based playwrights.

Comprised of artists living in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, the Writing Room offers support and guidance tailored specifically to the needs of local voices. Selected through an open application process, The Writing Room is a collection of playwrights at all stages of their careers. Under experienced leadership and support from the Ingram New Works Project and Actors Bridge Ensemble, participating writers will work together to create new plays that will contribute to Nashville's growing position as a thriving center for dynamic, new American theatre.

Participating artists will meet twice per month from November 2016 to June 2017. Artists will have the option to workshop plays-in-progress or to develop plays from the idea stage to a first draft. Members of the Writing Room will receive support from Ingram New Works Project and Actors Bridge Ensemble staff, project guidance from professional playwrights, peer support and feedback, and unique educational opportunities. The year will conclude in a festival of staged readings presented by Actors Bridge Ensemble and the Ingram New Works Project for a Nashville audience.

Writing Room Staged Readings June 26 - July 1 at the Belmont Black Box Theatre.