The Arts at Center Street

Local, Original, & Meaningful.

The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts center and home to the Arts at Center Street Theatre Company, located in Nashville, TN.


The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts venue and home to the Center Street Theatre Company. We host a variety of musicians, poets, dancers, actors, writers and other creatives from the greater Nashville area.  Our artists in residence also bring to the stage, productions in music and theatre that reflect our vision to have local, original, and meaningful art.  Learn More


The Arts at Center Street is happy to announce:


for the following Fall Productions:

“MENTAL,” “A Night of One Acts,” and “BREATHE, A New Musical”


****Due to an overwhelming amount of interest, auditions will now take place by VIDEO, to be followed with a call-back to the stage (in person).******

For your video audition, prepare a monologue that does not exceed 90 seconds. If you are auditioning for a musical, prepare a song that you feel features your voice, also not to exceed 90 seconds.


Submit your video audition to:


Format for submission:

E-mail a link to a YouTube or VIMEO account.

Share video via Google Drive.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: We have extended our auditions and are now accepting them through Friday, July 21!



Auditions for the Fall include opportunities to be cast in any one of the following productions:



Plot Synopsis: Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence.

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is an original work from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose previous “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.



Plot Synopsis: There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?


A Night of One Acts (Dramas, Comedies, and Musical One Acts included).








The Arts at Center Street  |  401 Center St  |  Nashville, TN 37138  |  (615) 541-9716