Darkhorse Theater

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Darkhorse Theater is a performing arts venue in Nashville, Tennessee, that hosts art forms including theater, music, and dance. Formerly a Presbyterian church, the facility seats 136 people.

History[edit]

Darkhorse Theater was established in 1990 by Shannon Wood and her husband, Peter Kurland. Wood had previously been stage manager of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre. Initially Darkhouse was a theatrical company that produced its members' original plays, but it transitioned into a performing venue due to a combination of the founders' "burnout" and demand from other performing groups.[1]

Resident groups[edit]

Performing groups resident at Darkhorse include ACT 1,[2] Groundworks Theater, Real Life Players, Sista Style, Actors Bridge, Dream 7, Destiny Theater Experience, John Holleman and Co., PG-13 Players, and Rhubarb Theatre.

Nonresident groups[edit]

Nonresident performing groups that have put on some of their productions at Darkhorse include the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and People's Branch Theatre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trav S.D. (2006). "Take Me Home, Country Road; Theatre carves a niche for itself in the hometown of the Grand Ole Opry". American Theatre. Theatre Communications Group. 
  2. ^ Jackie Sheckler Finch (2009). Insiders' Guide to Nashville. Globe Pequot. p. 198. ISBN 9780762755677. 
  3. ^ Finch, 2009, pp. 200-201

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Coordinates: 36°09′09″N 86°50′36″W / 36.15245°N 86.84329°W / 36.15245; -86.84329