October 18, 2017
2017 has been a remarkable and challenging year for Street Theatre Company. We produced 4 musicals including a Street Corner Concert Series production of Jeckyl & Hyde as well as critically hailed productions of Lucky Stiff, Jon & Jen, and Pippin which featured innovative live social media elements. ClassAct Dramatics held three camps as well as a three-week summer camp which culminated in a full scale production of Disney’s High School Musical. Our performances were attended by almost 2,000 Nashvillians and provided work and creative outlets for scores of actors, dancers, singers, musicians, technicians, and creative staff and designers. As always, we've remained committed to our goal of providing excellent and challenging musical theater to Nashville while pushing the cultural conversation as well as building a new and discerning audience.
At the beginning of 2016, I Assumed leadership of STC when founder/artistic director Cathy Street stepped down after ten years of incredible and visionary leadership. I've worked hard to carry on her tradition of excellent craftsmanship, unique storytelling, and engaging content while making sure the company remained solvent and strong as it aims for the future. To that end, it's now time for me to step aside and hand over leadership to a new and exciting theater professional. I'm beyond thrilled to say that Randy Craft, one of Nashville's finest music directors as well as an accomplished voice teacher and coach will be taking on the mantle of Artistic Director of STC.
My time at the head of STC has been educational, enriching, and exciting. I'm immensely proud of what we've accomplished in the last two years. I am grateful to the board of directors for their support, aid, and guidance as we've brought STC through four different venues during these last 10 productions. This is an exciting time in Nashville. Every day more new citizens roll in and they'll all be looking for artistic community and sustenance. I have no doubt that Street Theatre Company will continue to be a beacon of artistic excellence and vision. I for one can't wait to buy my next STC ticket!
See you at the show,