Who We Are

we are

We are a training program for new and seasoned actors.

We are a theater company dedicated to telling the stories that need to be told in Nashville.

We are committed to taking big risks for the reward of authenticity on stage and in life.

We are in love with broadening what is considered theater in our community.

We are people who help others find their voice and speak their truths.

we believe

We believe in theater’s power to heal us in a thousand places we may not have realized needed healing.

We believe that the theater is a sacred calling: we make a promise to our community to stay emotionally connected in a world that praises going numb. We promise to feel and remind our audiences how good feeling can be.

We believe in the ensemble principle. The person you see on stage in one show you will likely see behind the light board in the next. The person selling tickets may also be a budding new playwright. Your usher is likely an aspiring actor.

our mission

Our mission is to tell the stories that matter to Nashville as we train theater artists, produce socially conscious plays, create new work, expand what counts as theater in our community, and help artists and audiences find their authentic voice on stage and in life.

equal opportunity statement

Actors Bridge believes that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees, applicants for employment, or contractors because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  This policy applies to all terms, conditions, privileges, and practices of employment and contracting, including:  Establishing minimum qualifications required for jobs; recruiting; interviewing; hiring; assignment of duties; training; promotion; compensation; performance requirements and appraisals; discipline and termination; and maintaining a working environment free from harassment.

non-harrassment policy


Actors Bridge is firmly committed to providing a work environment in which employees and contractors are treated with respect, fairness, and dignity, and which is free from harassment of any kind, including harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs.

Actors Bridge will not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace.  Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination and/or dismissal.

The use of Actors Bridge facilities, property, or equipment (including social media, e-mail and voice mail) to send, distribute, duplicate, store, or display harassing materials is prohibited.  

In enacting this policy, it is not Actors Bridge’s intent to discourage social interaction in the workplace.  To the contrary, the workplace should be a friendly and welcoming environment.  The intent of this policy is for employees and contractors to think about what they say and do in the workplace and to use a common sense approach in dealing with each other.  At all times, employees and contractors should treat each other with respect and dignity.

Contact Artistic Director Vali Forrister with any questions or concerns at vali at actorsbridge dot org