WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND!
Pipeline-Collective's inaugural Playground Series runs May 27 - May 31.
The series will be at the Belmont Little Theatre
on the Belmont University campus. Click here for a map.
Tickets for Playground shows are pay-what-you-can, cash only, at the door.
Playground A – May 27th, 9pm
THE QUEST COMPANY (podcast recording)
Join this group of storytellers playing through their own homebrewed adventures during a recording of this live-play RPG podcast! Featuring a flourishing menagerie of “Side Quests,” exciting game systems, and wholly fun and unique stories, you'll never forget your foray with The Quest Company!
Featuring: Joe Cash, Brooke Ferguson, Jonah Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Joe Leitess, Sarah Zanotti
Playground B – May 29th, 7pm
I HEAR THE GRASSY KNOLL IS BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR
A play by Brooks Egerton (staged reading)
Directed by James Crawford*
Two couples battle the ghosts of a childhood crime, risking everything from sanity to
sexual identity. When all else fails, will they find redemption in the blindness of strangers?
Featuring: Evelyn O’Neal Brush, Joshua Peterson, Tamara Todres, Ted Welch*
Playground C – May 29th, 9pm
A night of slam poetry
Hosted by Bekah Stogner
This evening of spoken word and recitation inspired by works of art, movies, literature, and more will hit you and hit you hard.
Playground D – May 30th, 7pm
A play by Scott Wilson (staged reading)
Directed by Natalie Risk
The story of Jacob, an extraordinary young boy forced to deal with reality after a traumatic event occurs in his childhood. COMET is about the courage it takes to share your pain and the seemingly distant memories of that pain that come crashing towards us, like comets.
Featuring: David Ian Lee*, Nat McIntyre*, Karen Sternberg*, Connor Weaver, Scott Patrick Wilson
Playground E – May 30th, 9pm
A play by Brooke Ferguson (solo performance)
Directed by Nat McIntyre*
A true story of what high school is like for an average teenager in current America.
Playground F – May 31st, 7pm
NINETY MINUTES OF THE WHAT NOW
Curated by Matt Garner
An evening of staged readings of short comedies and dramas written by some of
Tennessee and New York's burgeoning playwright contingent, read by some of your favorite Nashville actors. Playwrights hail from the Ingram New Works Lab, the Tennessee Playwrights Studio, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and elsewhere.
Featuring: 26+ people TBD (WHAT!?) and Garris Wimmer*
Playground G – May 31st, 9pm
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
A play by Jackie Graham (staged reading)
Directed by Jackie Graham
“If happiness wasn’t the end of man, we could stomach everything.” Craving authentic connection in Nashville, Rebecca chases love past its expiration, grappling with identity, eternity, and fidelity on the periphery of a city she does not understand.
Featuring: Caitlin Brockell, Cat Glidwell, Jackie Graham, Madison Graves, Heather Hershow, Janet Jones, Matt Stapleton
This series is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.
Inspired by the Dark Night Series at New York's Manhattan Theatre Source, Pipeline has created its Playground Series to invite actors, playwrights, and performing artists to share their work (and works-in-progress) with the Nashville community. The goal is to make "dark nights" a thing of the past by creating more opportunities for Nashville's hungriest theatremakers to make theatre.