914 18th Ave S Nashville TN United States 37212
Writer’s Stage—incorporated in Nov. 2007 as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit arts organization— strives to lay a foundation for fundraising to support future projects.
“Ultimately,” says Reyland, “we’d like to position Writer’s Stage as a developmental theater—a farm system if you will—for new works. We want this to be a regular, ongoing thing, where new plays can be read on a monthly basis—with good actors and in front of an audience.”
Reyland also foresees Writer’s Stage entering into collaborative arrangements with other theater companies. “If we have this play, and it resonates, and we’ve read it and see its value, then we’d invite other theater companies to have a listen. We need to see if we can merge both the funds and the energy to help playwrights get off square one and take things to the next level.”
Writer's Stage productions include: "Stuff", "21 Baker Road", "Article 4", "A Terrible Lie" and coming to a theatre near you this Fall "Stand" of The Stand Project.
The Stand Project:
“STAND” By Jim Reyland
Starring Barry Scott and Chip Arnold - Directed by David Compton
The true story of John “JJ” Ellis, who died at age 45 after being relegated to a life of addiction from birth; it explores the relationship between Mr. Ellis (Barry Scott) and the activist (Chip Arnold) who paused to help him.
To use STAND (the play) to raise funds for the JJ Ellis foundation at Room in the Inn; funds that will be used to help others who are broken, like JJ, through no fault of their own. To raise awareness not only about the plight of the homeless but also about those who have found their way to the street through addiction; to encourage movement from lives of struggle to lives of hope and productivity.