SHE SAID/SHE SAID: A Summer of Women’s Stories

Actors Bridge Ensemble is pleased to present SHE SAID/SHE SAID: A SUMMER OF WOMEN’S STORIES with multiple productions running July 20 through August 5 at the Belmont Black Box Theater.

Productions include FROZEN MOMENT (July 20-22), HIGHNESS (July 27-29) and HOW TO CATCH A FLYING WOMAN (Aug 3-5) plus a staged reading of GAS LIGHT by Patrick Hamilton.

“The Actors Bridge mission calls us to tell the stories Nashville needs to hear right this minute. This summer, that means opening space for the stories of women and girls. From #MeToo to #TimesUp to #NeverAgain, women are ending their silence and finding solidarity in the common themes that run through our lives,” says ABE Artistic Director Vali Forrister. “Here is a collection of powerful, diverse stories from some of Nashville’s most talented performers told with passion, truth and a lot of humor. We know you will find yourself in these stories.”


by Kim Bretton, Heather Connelly Lefkowitz, Leah Lowe, Sejal Mehta and Gabrielle Saliba

Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m.

Belmont Black Box Theater

A performance piece inspired by the #MeToo movement exploding the myths, parables, and narratives that have brought us to this moment in time.



a reading of the play by Patrick Hamilton
Performed by Kim Bretton, Siobhan Maher Kennedy, Hattie King, Matthew Carlton and Nat McIntyre.

Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m.

Belmont Black Box Theater

You’ve likely heard the term ‘gaslighting’ recently and may have wondered where it originated. Gaslight is a British play written in 1938 and gave rise to the term gaslighting. Professional actors will be reading the play and invite you to participate in a short discussion to follow.

Free but reservations are encouraged:


by Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva and Lila Toshiko

Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

Belmont Black Box Theater

A sister’s view of life and love, and the secrets to survival in a hierarchical society.



by Cynthia C. Harris

Performed by Olaomi Amoloku, Tasneem Grace Tewogbola, Cynthia C. Harris, L. Opanike Shelton, Nailah Ajamu

Directed by Cynthia C. Harris

Friday, Aug 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug 5 at 6 p.m.

A woman casting her vision and tending to her passion is a woman in flight.  Flight, however, is not consistent. A flying woman needs her beloved community to provide places for safety and restoration. A flying woman inspires us and guides us all to our best and highest.  When she falls, will we do more than witness?