Permutations and Combinations
Peoples Branch Theatres second annual Festival of Short Plays invites audiences to become a part of the creative process as they view staged readings of original 10-minute plays written by local authors. There are 10 new plays per evening, directed and performed by the theater communitys finest, and some of the contributing writers include Music Citys most creative dramatic thinkers, among them Jeremy Childs, Nate Eppler, Shawn Whitsell and Mary McCallum. Some of the pieces are based on stories commissioned from the Nashville Adult Literacy Council by PBT artistic director Ross Brooks. Feedback sessions offer an immediate give-and-take between audience and creator, while a panel of local theater professionals including Brooks, Denice Hicks of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lauren Shouse of Tennessee Repertory Theatre also chime in with instructive input.