The First Annual CoPlayers Cabaret at the Well Coffeehouse on December 11th was a blast! We had a wonderful evening of hilarity, passion, and encouragement. That night, we also made a very special announcement.
As of January 1st, Easton Curtis will be stepping down from his role as Artistic Director of CoPlayers.
A Note from Easton:
"The time I've been able to spend with CoPlayers these last two years has been incredible. The support we have received from friends, family, and the community as a whole has been astounding. Now that I have begun a new chapter of my life at Lipscomb University to study musical theatre and directing, the time has come for this chapter of my life to come to a close.
I humbly thank all those who have supported us along the way: our casts, our crews, and our staffs, Madison Church of Christ (specifically Todd Hibbs and Sheila Allen), Tara Tioaquen Photography, The Golden/Atwell Family, The Lee Family, The Curtis Family, Trisha Lalumondier, Josh Dumas, Emily Edmison, Will Perry, I could go on! There have been so many people that have shaped me and this company over these past couple of years, and I couldn't be more grateful. From Murder in Bloom and The Rock, to You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Shining Stars, to CoPlayers Cabaret: For all those who have been involved with CoPlayers thus far, thank you! This company has been such an important part of my life, and I will be forever grateful to all this involved with this project. Love to all!"
This is not in any way an ending for the company, however. We are thrilled to announce that the phenomenal
will be the new Artistic Director of CoPlayers Theatre!
A Note from Leslie:
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting CoPlayers Theatre and most importantly for showing a passion for the arts in our community. You guys are the ones that keep us going, and you’re the reason we enjoy doing what we do.
I am beyond thrilled to step in to the Artistic Director position here at CoPlayers Theatre and I promise that I will carry on Easton’s vision for this company. When Easton confronted me about this months ago, I was floored and very excited, because this was the change that I needed in my life and something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time now. CoPlayers Theatre is a company that was created to be a safe space for all, where performers could be treated respectfully and form a family in the community with a professional setting. It’s the best of both worlds!"
From its inception, CoPlayers' mission has been to provide an encouraging environment in which creative individuals of any age can collaborate and cooperate in order to create quality theatrical productions. Through group effort and a positive mindset, we strive to assist actors, designers, and artists alike in developing their talents and in doing so bring back the true meaning of the word “play” in “players”, improve the artistic culture in the Nashville areas, and enrich the lives of all artists and all audiences. Our focus on P.R.O. (positivity, respect, and organization) to achieve our mission will continue to strive forward. We are looking forward to continuing that mission, and eagerly await the new world for CoPlayers that sits on the horizon. We're thrilled to have the fantastic support from you all that we do! Thank you for your constant support of the arts in the Nashville community. Onwards and upwards!
-Easton Curtis and Leslie Marberry