The Girl from Nashville tells the tale of a high school football coach who inexplicably murders his star quarterback in the middle of playoff season. Fading between present-day interrogation room drama and moments from the coach’s past hiding out in a motel with a young female student, The Girl from Nashville explores questions of right and wrong, good and evil, and the nature of redemption.
Written by award-winning playwright Steven Michael Walters
(NBC's "Friday Night Lights"), The Girl from Nashville
is directed by Kristine Ayers
(EBE Ensemble's Julius Caesar
) and features Brad Makarowski*
(The Flea Theatre’s Design Your Kitchen
), Jessica Renee Russell
(Houston Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
), Dan Sharkey*
(Broadway: The Music Man
); EBE Ensemble member Montgomery Sutton*
(White Horse Theater Company’s Clothes for a Summer Hotel
), and Erin Wilhelmi
(Manhattan Theatre Source’s Likeness
The stage manager is Andrea Herbert*, with scenic design by David Ogle, costume design by Amanda Jenks, lighting design by Tsubasa Kamei, sound design by Joshua B Jenks, and fight direction by Turner Smith.
Steven Walters (playwright) is a founding ensemble member of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas, TX. His plays have been produced by Second Thought Theatre, Casa Manana, Project X, Water Tower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Festival, the Festival of Independent Theaters, and Firebone Theatre (NYIT Award Winner-2010). In 2005, Steven was named “Best Local Playwright” by the Dallas Observer. Acting credits include work at the Dallas Theater Center (including a co-production with the Public Theatre ofThe Good Negro), Second Thought Theatre, Peterborough Players, Lost Nation Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, as well as television work on Friday Night Lights, My Generation, Trauma, Prison Break, Case Closed. Steven is also a screenwriter and he is currently represented by the Agency for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
* denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase.
About the Company: EBE Ensemble
EBE Ensembleis dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the end of their sixth season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 30 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series. www.ebeensemble.org.