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Maryanna Clarke

Maryanna Clarke

Ms. Clarke is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tennessee Women’s Theater Project (TWTP). She holds a degree in Theatre with a minor in Entrepreneurship, and has been involved in Nashville area theater for over 25 years. She curates TWTP’s annual festival of works created by women, "Women’s Work," which she created in 2006. Women’s Work is the longest running festival of its kind in Nashville, and the only one of its kind in Tennessee. Her directing credits include "Nickel and Dimed," by Joan Holden; the U.S. premiere of "Kingfisher Days," by Susan Coyne; "Well," by Lisa Kron; the U.S. professional premiere of "Unravelling the Ribbon," by Mary Kelly and Maureen White; “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani; TWTP’s highly acclaimed production of “Warriors Don’t Cry,” by Eisa Davis and based on the book by Melba Pattillo Beals; and many more. Ms. Clarke has been a Nashville ATHENA Award Nominee, has twice been a First Night Theatre Awards Honoree for her contributions to Nashville theater, and was a 2012 recipient of a TCG Leadership [U]niversity Grant for Theatre Professionals.

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