The Arts at Center Street

Raw and Relatable: A Review of Garner's "Mental"

Raw and Relatable: A Review of Garner's "Mental"

As I reflect on Mental, Gregg Garner’s most recent original production, it feels more appropriate to be writing a self-reflective journal entry than a review. The two-act play performed at the Arts at Center Street Theater propels the audience into a whirlwind of thought regarding the pervasive, yet hard to handle realities of mental illness and its effects on all of us.

Getting Truth through the Door

Getting Truth through the Door

Because the relationship between art and truth has always been dangerous, shifty, and complicated, many Christians have simply walked away from it entirely. I think that’s a mistake. There is sufficient reason to wrestle with the complications of art: Love of neighbor.

The Arts at Center Street Hosts 2nd Annual Open Mic Night

The Arts at Center Street Hosts 2nd Annual Open Mic Night

The Arts at Center Street strives to offer a neutral venue for people to share thought-provoking art that produces beneficial conversation. Whether first-time or seasoned performers, Open Mic Nights provide the opportunity for a diverse group of people to speak out of the convictions of their soul. Kelly Jobe reviews the 2nd annual Open Mic Night, offered in May 2015. 

A Review of ALIEN: The Musical

A Review of ALIEN: The Musical

The players in “ALIEN: The Musical” added their own conviction and heart to an already beautifully written script by the Director, Gregg Garner. In the playbill, Garner notes “This isn’t a political piece. This is a human piece.” The statement stayed with me throughout the production through songs and a storyline that highlight the one thing all human beings have in common: being human. Deb Nava writes a review. 

Announcing "ALIEN: The Musical"

Announcing "ALIEN: The Musical"

This Friday, “Alien: The Musical,” performed by The Arts at Center Street Theatre Company, will debut at The Arts at Center Street in Old Hickory, TN, on campus at G.O.D. Int’l. “Alien” is a 3-act musical that explores the historical amnesia related to American immigration.

Teaching Drama in an Age of Screens

Teaching Drama in an Age of Screens

Benjamin Reese teaches drama in our summer program (Camp Skillz), at our new after-school program (CASE), and at G.O.D. Elementary. He offers a list of the different aspects that drama develops in children--from expressiveness to values to memory--things not developed in standard paper-and-desk education, and outright ignored in our culture today. This article explains the value of such development in a reflection on the power of drama, particular to our present technological age. 

The Power of Poetry: A Review of Odes and Odysseys

The Power of Poetry: A Review of Odes and Odysseys

On April 18th, 2014, The Arts at Center Street hosted a night of poetry called “Odes & Odysseys.” Fifty people were in attendance, and almost a dozen people shared poems and spoken word, the majority of which were original works. It was an impactful evening as people disclosed their thoughts through the powerful medium of poetry.