Fringe Festival August 1 & 2 at Darkhorse

Aug. 1 & 2 Casey Stampfield, The Musical Friday and Saturday at 7pm

Casey Stampfield: The Musical! is a satirical send-up of one of Tennessee's most controversial state senators. It's a combination of 14 original and covered tunes, as well as a series of sketches in the tradition of Saturday Night Live and The Carol Burnett Show. Already a crowd pleaser, it's sure to keep the audience laughing while commenting on the state of politics in Tennessee.

August 1 West Side Spoken Slam and Jam at 9:30pm, open mic at 11pm

Hosted by Cole Case and Jami Anderson

A collection of the best spoken word poets in town with a little musical embellishment thrown in featuring performances across cultures, genders and age groups. At 11:00pm, we will start an open mic after the main performers so come and speak it! There will also be a collaborative DJ and spoken word CD release after party at Actors Bridge Studio.

August 2 Music City Burlesque at 9:30pm

Music City Burlesque has been entertaining and titillating sold out shows in the Nashville area for the last seven years. They're pop brand of dance and social commentary appeals to a wide audience while staying true to the history of American burlesque. With lots of fringe (both literal and figurative), sparkle, and larger than life characters, Music City Burlesque creates low brow art for high brow people.

Presented by Actor’s Bridge All Tickets $15

August 8 & 9 “Husted Dance”

Presented by Kirk/Burgess

Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm


August 15-23 “Equus”

Presented by K/B Productions

Written by Peter Shaffer

Performances Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

GroundWorks Theatre announces OPEN AUDITIONS for it's two upcoming productions:

SAT. AUG.23rd 1-4pm & Call-backs MON. AUG.25th 6:30pm at the DARKHORSE THEATRE, 4610 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37209

There will be cold readings from the scripts.

STARLITE WALTZ, a SARTS award-winning play written by Keith Trawick about two young women with big dreams of singing on the stage; even if that stage is just the tiny raised corner in the Starlite Supper Club, which just happens to be attached to the Starlite Motel, their current home.(Performance dates for STARLITE WALTZ is October 3 - 11.)

NEED: Two Women - 20's (Must be able to sing.  If you can play a guitar, all the better.  Be prepared to sing your favorite C/W song.)

Three Men - 30's, One Man - 20's, One Man - 30 - 50's


BEING EBENEZER, a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale, written by MJ Stephens.  Enter the story from the actors point of view as they rehearse Dickens

holiday story.  Well known stage actor James Beckwell is perfect to play Ebenezer, though friend to many, he's known to few.  As rehearsals progress, James receives a visitor.  It's not a ghost of Christmas past, present or future, but the impact will affect not only James, but many more.  (Performance date for BEING EBENEZER is Dec. 12 - 20.)

NEED: 1 Girl - 6 - 9, 1 Girl - 11 - 15, 2 Boys - 6 - 9, 1 Woman 20's, 2 Women 30-40's, 1 Women 40-50's, 1 Women 50-60's, 1 Man 40's, 2 Men 60 -70's


Myra at 615-939-3529

September 5-27 “2014 Shades of Black Festival”

Presented by Dream 7, Sista Style, Destiny Theatre Productions

October 3-11 “Starlite Waltz”

Presented by GROUNDWORKS

Written by Keith Trawick

Tickets $12, $10 for students and seniors online at

All Candy and Rhonda want to do is get the chance to sing in front of people.  For now the closest they can get to a stage is while they’re serving dinner to their customers at the Starlite Supper Club, right next door to the Starlite Motel – their current home.  But could their luck be changing?  They’ve finally been given a chance to sing one number, in between serving their customers and who knows who might be in the audience?  Maybe a big-time music producer, or manager, maybe their lives could change forever.

October 17-November 1 “Guerilla Caregiver”

Presented by Darkhorse Theater

American Premiere written by Anna Fuerstenberg

Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

Tickets $12

December 12-21 “Being Ebenezer”

Presented by GROUNDWORKS

Written by MJ Stephens

Tickets $12, $10 for students and seniors online at

Enter the world of theatre from the other side of the stage. James Beckwell, well-known stage actor is a last minute fill-in for the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a classic production of A Christmas Carol. James is a good fit for the role being in his late sixties and after all, how could he say ‘no’ to his good friend Charlie after he slipped in the tub and hurt his back? So, on with the rehearsals. And so they go until someone from James past shows up and turns his world and the world of some of the other cast members upside down. The visitor isn’t a Ghost of Christmas Past, Present or Future, but their impact will be felt forever and by many.


2014 Schedule

(Subject to change)


Member and other Companies

ACT I - Artist's Cooperative Theatre I is dedicated to the presentation of classics. 726-2281 Contact: Eric Ventress

        ACT I, 111 Vaden Dr., Nashville, TN 37211


        web address:

Real Life Players - issues related productions written and staged by Nashville teens. 300-3592 contact: Vali Baldwin


GROUNDWORKS Specializing in premieres of plays never seen before in Nashville.  

         Contact Jonathan & Myra Stephens

         1160 Greenland Ave., Nashville, TN 37216       

web address:

Sista Style - 476-6430 contact: Mary McCallum E-mail:,

Rhubarb Theater Company 397-7820 contact: Trish Crist,,

        1407 Paris Ave, Nashville TN 37212

Dream 7 Productions - 474-0161 contact: Michael Walker

Destiny Theater Experience

        contact Shawn Whitsell (270)366-6266 or

Jene India Productions - 615-512-3653 Jene India

Nashville Shakespeare Festival - 255-2273 Address: NSF, 1604 8th Avenue South, Ste. 310, Nashville, TN 37203 web address: E-mail:

Actor's Bridge 341-0300 contact: Bill Feheeley Address: Actors Bridge Ensemble, 1312 Adams St , Nashville, TN 37208


Theatre Crafts - 874-8715 contact: Carolyn German, email,

Eggplant Faerie Players - Radical Faeries from IDA. 615-597-4409 E-mail:

Circle Players - 332-7529 Address: Circle Players, Inc., P.O. Box 190592, Nashville, TN 37219-0592 web address: E-mail:

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Made on a Mac

Darkhorse Mission

Nashville's 24 year old Darkhorse Theater is an alternative theater with new works, classical theater, live music, dance and multimedia shows. This intimate and comfortable space has long been the home of many of Nashville's unique performing arts groups. Current companies at Darkhorse include ACT 1, Groundworks Theater, Real Life Players, Sista Style,  Dream 7, Destiny Theatre Experience, John Holleman and Co., P.G. 13 Players, KIrk/Burgess, Jene India Productions,  and others. Darkhorse is owned and managed by Shannon Wood and Peter Kurland. Our mission is to provide a home for indigenous theater and performing arts groups and artists.

Past Productions

Directions to Darkhorse

4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209


Call 615-297-7113 for current show information

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