Those pie-in-the-sky dreamers who keep thinking Nashville has the very real potential to become “a theater town” must be saying their prayers. While you probably can’t really buck the local omnipotence of country music, the past year has seen the emergence of seriously promising theater groups, including Studio Tenn and Blackbird — and now comes a new entry onto the lively arts scene. Actors A.S. Freeman and Patti Moore met in Ohio this past summer doing outdoor drama. Armed little else but a dream, Freeman, from Lansing, Mich., and Moore, from Philadelphia, came to Nashville to launch their new theatrical endeavor. The result is Theatre Ensemble of Nashville (TEN), based in East Nashville and performing in a former warehouse. The founders have reserved for themselves the juicy lead roles in their inaugural production, The Bard’s tragic love story, but some talented and experienced locals fill out the cast, including Alan Smith, Kelly Lapczynski, Brad Oxnam, Michael Roark and Reischa Feuerbacher. Next up for the newbies is Anton Chekhov’s The Sea Gull. Those interested in TEN general info, tickets, workshops and auditions can visit tenashville.org.