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Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces
Open Enrollment for its Sixth Annual Shakespeare Training Camps Held at the University of Memphis in June

Dynamic Theatre Training for Youth

summer-camp-enrollmentMemphis, TN (March 26, 2015) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, is offering two unique, immersive Shakespeare Training Camps to be held for the first time on the campus of the University of Memphis this June.

TSC's Shakespeare Training Camps are open to students entering Grades 6-12. The one-week camp (The Play's The Thing: June 8-12) explores Shakespeare's As You Like It and is ideal for participants with little or no theatre experience. The cost per participant of the one-week camp is $250. Lunches are available for an additional charge.

The two-week camp (Young Players Training Intensive: June 15-26) is ideal for participants with a little more theatre experience. The cost per participant of the two-week camp is $500. Lunches are available for an additional charge.

Both camps run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday; and both camps are already one-third full. The final scene-sharings for each camp will be played on the Mainstage in the Theatre Building. Camp sessions will be held in the adjacent Communication and Fine Arts Building at the University of Memphis.

Read more: TSC Announces Open Enrollment for its Sixth Annual Shakespeare Training Camps

Tuesday Literary Salons

Kate Chopin: Louisiana Lullaby

March 24, 2015

sponsored by Nancy and Dan Copp



TSC’s Southern Exposure Series features a fun-filled literary party from 6:00-8:00 pm, including writer-specific libations, light fare (including cajun pork sliders, red beans & rice, and rumballs), live cajun string music by Robert Johnson and John Albertson, and 30 minutes of the words of one of the South’s influential writers in a private, luxurious Memphis home.

Actors who will read selections from Chopin's work include Kim Justis, Lorraine Cotten, and Christina Wellford-Scott.

Pioneering author Kate Chopin is featured on March 24, 2015, in Louisiana Lullaby.  Accompanied by the music of New Orleans and the bayous, the words from her prolific short story career in Louisiana in the late 19th Century set the mood for selections from her most explosively famous novel, The Awakening.  Though considered a forerunner of the feminist movement in literature, her seminal work was not fully appreciated until well after her death.

Tickets are $55 for one Salon or $100 for both, and include the entertainment, open bar, and appetizers.



TSC Groundlings Volunteer Committees and Chairs

Admin., Postering, and Box Office Committee

Chair: Mary Donald

  • Admin: Marketing, research, assisting with mailings, and maintaining professional contacts in the community and in the state.
  • Box Office: Phone answering, in-office and on-site ticket and merchandise sales.
  • Help get the word out about TSC performances through distribution of advertising posters and postcards.

Front-of-House Committee

  • Front-of-House and lobby area set-up, greeting and directing patrons, assisting disabled audience members, ushering for public performances or Student Matinees, communicating audience delays, placing "Reserved" signs on the latecomer seats closest to the door to prevent distraction of the audience, merchandise sales, and overseeing concession stand.

Host Committee

  • TSC brings many artists in from around the country.The Host Committee helps with locating housing hosts for the actors, transporting actors to and from the airport upon arrival and departure, providing hospitality for actors, and sending ‘Thank You’ to house hosts after season close.

Production Committee

  • (Pre-production) set construction, set painting, set and prop acquisition, costumes, hair & makeup, directed assistance in lighting, sound, stage hands, general assistance (taking notes, running errands).
  • (Post-production) striking the set, packing and storing of set, props, and costumes, clean-up.

Special Events/Gala Committee

  • Act in support of TSC’s Board of Director’s Special Events Coordinator,in the following areas:planning and staffing TSC’s monthly dinner events, company and opening night parties, annual gala, and finding new opportunities for public interaction with TSC.

College Liaison

  • Connect TSC to college classes, clubs, and groups in support of Groundlings projects, special events, and ticket discounts.


Sixth Annual Valentine’s Gala

poster-gala-2015A Party to Celebrate the Season of Love

Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at
Germantown Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Sponsored by:
Nancy and Dan Copp
Stephen and Alicia Davis
John Paul (Jack) and Sandra Jones
Milton T. Schaeffer
Jeannie and Owen Tabor, Jr.
Deborah Dunklin Tipton


It's a delicious dinner buffet with cocktails.  It's a unique silent auction.  It's a gleeful, rapid-fire-fast, live auction that will take your breath away.  It's a Broadway performance.  It's a wild selection of delectable desserts.  It's an opportunity to support a remarkable Education Program and to share the love with tens of thousands of students. 

It's a party like no other.

It's where you want to spend Valentine's Day.


Celebrate with your love.  Celebrate with your friends.


10-Ticket Sponsorship Packages are now available by calling Gala Coordinator Stephanie Shine at (901) 759-0620.