Thursday, 8/4

 

Belmont Black Box

Darkhorse Theater

ABE Studio

 

7:30PM: BLUE MOVES’ ILLUMINATED BEINGS

Social justice dance, film and spoken word -- features two dances and a short film by Blue Moves' Amanda Cantrell Roche, as well as a dance and spoken word piece by Ann Law of Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, and a spoken word poem by Nashville’s Joseph Powell. Thursday evening's show will feature a talk back with the artists and some of the activists represented in "Divine Sparks". Join us as we create an intentional community, through art, and become inspired and empowered to change our communities and our world. Includes Mature Content. More here.

 

 

 

6:30PM: MORTAL QUARTET

Four short, edgy scripts written for the stage by F. Lynne Bachleda and directed by Dorothy Robinson, Rachel Hamilton, and Amanda Creech use humor, hysteria, pathos, science, and the supernatural to play around on the themes of death and birth.  Contains strong language & adult themes. More here.

 

8PM: PETER & THE WOLF

Clown Nashville proudly announces its second thrilling production. In this avant-garde retelling of the classic children's tale set to the beloved Prokofiev score, a group of blank spaces find their faces. One by one, they discover their own vitality and abilities, which most certainly leads to trouble. Throughout their antics is weaved the venerated story of one boy and his adventure in the forest. More here.

 

 

 

7PM: THROWBACK THURSDAY LIVE!

A unique storytelling event in the tradition of “Mortified” and “Cringe.” The online phenomenon that is #TBT or Throwback Thursday has allowed us to unearth and share with our social media circles some of the choicest images from days gone by... why not grab a beer at the bar as we share nostalgia with no shame! Hosted by Sailors & Maidens’ Cassie Hamilton & Mallory Kimbrell and featuring notable Nashvillians brave enough to bare their former selves on stage. More here.

 

 

 

Friday, 8/5

 

Troutt Theater

Darkhorse Theater

ABE Studio

 

7pm: DEAR APOCALYPSE

An evening-length live theatrical production that is a meditation on traumatic life experiences – our own personal “apocalypses”. The show is the result of an eight-month artistic collaboration between Rebekah Hampton Barger, founder & artistic director of contemporary aerial dance company FALL, and Kat Jones of Kat Jones & The Prophets.

Nearly everyone has experienced a personal “end of the world” in some form. The cast will draw from their own experiences as they present Dear Apocalypse, telling the true story that beautiful things can come from ugly experiences through their individual art forms. The heart of this show is a story of survival, discovering hope for the future, and building community in trying times.

Kat Jones & The Prophets will present their forthcoming concept album “I Am Warm Young Blood” which showcases their flamenco-infused punk rock stylings as the musical foundation for the work. The dancers of FALL will provide visual interpretation, with choreography & staging by Rebekah Hampton Barger, alongside original poetry written and performed by Audra Almond-Harvey & Tavius Marshall. More here.

 

 

7PM: MORTAL QUARTET

Four short, edgy scripts written for the stage by F. Lynne Bachleda and directed by Dorothy Robinson, Rachel Hamilton, and Amanda Creech use humor, hysteria, pathos, science, and the supernatural to play around on the themes of death and birth.  Contains strong language & adult themes. More here.

 

8:30PM: PETER & THE WOLF

Clown Nashville proudly announces its second thrilling production. In this avant-garde retelling of the classic children's tale set to the beloved Prokofiev score, a group of blank spaces find their faces. One by one, they discover their own vitality and abilities, which most certainly leads to trouble. Throughout their antics is weaved the venerated story of one boy and his adventure in the forest. More here.

 

10:30PM: RESERVOIR DOGS: A PLAY FOR 7 WOMEN

A staged reading of a tooootally legal adaptation Quentin Tarantino's classic film, featuring some of Nashville's smartest, funniest female actors! Robbery, friendship, betrayal, torture, glitter... Diamonds really are a girl's best friend. More here.

 

 

7PM: JESSICA FARMER: THE UNPOLISHED STATE W/ MUSICAL GUEST: THE SHY

The narrator takes us through her past, from middle Tennessee to northern Mississippi and back, where she studies the rules and contradictions in her patriarchs and matriarchs as they both hoard and let go of memory.

 

 

9:00 UP EARLY?

WITH BRADD & MARCI!

It's America's favorite morning show! Join daytime TV legends Bradd Blorn and Marci Goebbels, along with fan favorites Weatherman Gary and Zookeeper Gayle, as they help you start your day off right. Featuring classic segments like news and weather; popular segments like Read Your Tweets and Kuisine Korner; and some very special appearances by celebrity guests and fabulous musicians!

More here.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 8/6

 

Troutt Theater

Belmont Black Box

Darkhorse Theater

ABE Studio

 

7PM: DEAR APOCALYPSE

An evening-length live theatrical production that is a meditation on traumatic life experiences – our own personal “apocalypses”. The show is the result of an eight-month artistic collaboration between Rebekah Hampton Barger, founder & artistic director of contemporary aerial dance company FALL, and Kat Jones of Kat Jones & The Prophets.

Nearly everyone has experienced a personal “end of the world” in some form. The cast will draw from their own experiences as they present Dear Apocalypse, telling the true story that beautiful things can come from ugly experiences through their individual art forms. The heart of this show is a story of survival, discovering hope for the future, and building community in trying times.

Kat Jones & The Prophets will present their forthcoming concept album “I Am Warm Young Blood” which showcases their flamenco-infused punk rock stylings as the musical foundation for the work. The dancers of FALL will provide visual interpretation, with choreography & staging by Rebekah Hampton Barger, alongside original poetry written and performed by Audra Almond-Harvey & Tavius Marshall. More here.

 

 

2PM:  BLUE MOVES’ ILLUMINATED BEINGS

Social justice dance, film and spoken word -- features two dances and a short film by Blue Moves' Amanda Cantrell Roche, as well as a dance and spoken word piece by Ann Law of Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, and a spoken word poem by Nashville’s Joseph Powell. Join us as we create an intentional community, through art, and become inspired and empowered to change our communities and our world. Includes Mature Content. More here.

 

4PM: SPACE IS THE PLACE: PART 3

Choreographer and educator, Laurel Desmarais curates a movement installation exploring scenes of personal space and awareness. Collaborating with Epiphany Dance Partners and music by Modern Inventors, this work strives to awaken one's senses and connect to the ever changing environment. With video projections curated by Michael Mallicote and costume design by Lily Guilder Design, Desmarais creates a cross-genre collaboration among artists.  More here.

 

8PM: SUSPENDED GRAVITY:

DREAMING OF SHADOWS

Travel with Nashville's premier aerial collaboration, Suspended Gravity, as they use breath-stealing circus arts to navigate an original fairy tale where sometimes falling apart is what makes you whole. More here.

 

 

5PM: PASSAGE

In a series of short vignettes, Passage explores familiar moments in women’s lives where ritual meets reality and there is every chance the unexpected will happen. A small but mighty ensemble keeps this fast-moving piece skipping along on alternating waves that will tickle your funny bone, and touch your heart. Written by Mary Donnet Johnson.  Starring Rachel Agee, Ashley Joye, and MaryKathryn Kopp, with live music by ZoĎ Nutt. More here.

 

7PM: PETER & THE WOLF

Clown Nashville proudly announces its second thrilling production. In this avant-garde retelling of the classic children's tale set to the beloved Prokofiev score, a group of blank spaces find their faces. One by one, they discover their own vitality and abilities, which most certainly leads to trouble. Throughout their antics is weaved the venerated story of one boy and his adventure in the forest. More here.

 

8:30PM: LEGS

When Cara Smart turns 16 years old, it's time for her to answer the age old question that every young woman must face: which limb would she amputate first? Disturbing, hilarious, and poignant-Legs provokes important questions about how society constructs beauty and the struggles women face to conform to a world built against them. "After all, a woman without prosthetics would be just, impractical." Written by Erin Davidson. Directed by Madeleine Hicks.  More here.

 

9:30PM: SAILORS & MAIDENS: BRAINSTORM

Ever wonder what two puppeteers do in their spare time? How does one write a puppet show? Whatever happened to ruined-face? Who is ole' creeky toes? What is the meaning of life? Sailors & Maidens can help answer these questions or at least we can try! Welcome to THE BRAINSTORM. While one puppet diva struggles with controlling her emotions the other struggles with the black pit known as Tinder. The two quirky puppeting Queens have to try and juggle writing a puppet show for Sideshow at Actors Bridge Fringe Festival 2016 and do their best to adult at life all...wait a minute...PUPPETS? What? YES, worlds collide in this sketch comedy, infused with song and improv!!! Come sit in the living room of Hotel Hambrell (Cassie Hamilton, Mallory Kimbrell) as artists, dating, and the legend of good ole' creeky toes comes to life! Let's make HERstory. More here.

 

 

5PM: ACT LIKE A BIG GRRRL

Join Vali Forrister as she leads a group of grown up Grrrls in sharing their true life stories on the stage.

 

7PM: HARRY POTTER PARTY, PART 1

Grab your cape and don your wands for a Harry Potter Party complete with a sharing of the newest installment in the life of The Boy Who Lived brought to life by Nashville’s most notable talents. Kim Bretton produces/directs. FREE.

(RESERVATIONS FULL)

 

10PM: MOROSE MUNDANE MEANDERINGS

(A Show that is Not About Time Travel, or Poetry). Seriously, nothing interesting happens in the show at all. There are definitely not two cyborgs from the future who have stolen the bodies of the poets originally scheduled to perform. The cyborgs who won’t be in attendance, will also not be reading poetry. However, we guarantee that the stories told will provide unhappiness and general sense of ennui. If you’re hoping for a satisfying ending, don't come to this show! Critics say, “if you’re entertained, we’ll find that quite amusing!” More here.

 

Sunday, 8/7

 

Belmont Black Box

ABE Studio

 

2PM: SUSPENDED GRAVITY:

DREAMING OF SHADOWS

Travel with Nashville's premier aerial collaboration, Suspended Gravity, as they use breath-stealing circus arts to navigate an original fairy tale where sometimes falling apart is what makes you whole. More here.

 

 

2PM: ACT LIKE A BIG GRRRL

Join Vali Forrister as she leads a group of grown up Grrrls in sharing their true life stories on the stage.

 

 

7PM: HARRY POTTER PARTY, PART 2

Grab your cape and don your wands for a Harry Potter Party complete with a sharing of the newest installment in the life of The Boy Who Lived brought to life by Nashville’s most notable talents. Kim Bretton produces/directs. FREE.

(RESERVATIONS FULL)

 

 

9:30PM: FRINGE AFTERPARTY

Join us in our studio to celebrate our 6th year of fringey fun! Artists, audiences, and the creatively curious are welcome to join us to toast to the festival’s seventh season as we wrap one big year and begin another!

More here.