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Production History

Voices of Nashville - Return Engagement

March 6 - 22

Our return engagement at the Looby Theater opens March 6, 2015 and runs through March 22. The return of Voices of Nashville is supported by our Season Sponsor HCA/TriStar Health and funded in part by grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

7:30 pm on March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21
2:30 pm on March 8, 15 & 22

Commissioned by TWTP and written by Christine Mather and Sara Sharpe, Voices of Nashville explores the experience of immigrants in our region through the eyes of these new Americans. TWTP Founder and Artistic Director Maryanna Clarke describes the inspiration this way: “Most people are aware of the explosive growth in the immigrant population of Nashville. Native-born residents are encountering people from all over the planet, and it’s not necessarily a comfortable thing. We see the play as a way of introducing neighbors to neighbors – as humans, and not strangers.”

Sharpe and Mather interviewed many immigrants of different economic and educational levels. Voices recounts their stories before and since arrival here, focusing on their talents, their aspirations and the creative and cultural energy they bring to the community. From high school-aged Mexican youths to women from Congo and Azerbaijan, caught up in ethnic conflict, to recent arrivals from India, Sudan, Iraq and Turkey, four talented actors portray some 30 characters in the course of the performance.







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