Studio Tenn announced the departure of its artistic director, Matt Logan, effective November 2018. Logan is departing to pursue new creative opportunities.
Logan founded Studio Tenn in 2009 with producer Philip Hall and Broadway actress Marguerite Hall. Over the last nine years as artistic director, Logan directed and designed costumes and sets for more than 40 productions.
“I’ve accomplished everything I had hoped and dreamed of doing with Studio Tenn,” Mr. Logan said. “With this incredible team, including the Studio Tenn staff, Board of Directors, generous donors and audience, I feel we have done the impossible. Over the past nine years, we built an award-winning professional theatre company of the highest-quality and created nationally-recognized performances.” Logan stated in a release, “I am very grateful for what we have done. While my role has changed, my support for this company and its people has not. I am excited about what creative endeavors are before me.”
President of the Board of Directors, Philip Hall, also commented on Mr. Logan’s departure in a release. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Matt for his uncompromising dedication to Studio Tenn. The artistic integrity of Studio Tenn will always be linked to Matt Logan and his creative vision for the company. We look forward to his continued success and many collaborations in the future.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Matt for his uncompromising dedication to Studio Tenn. The artistic integrity of Studio Tenn will always be linked to Matt Logan and his creative vision for the company. We look forward to his continued success and many collaborations in the future.”
To celebrate Logan the annual “One Night Only” gala will present Logan with the inaugural Studio Tenn Legacy Award. This year the red carpet affair and online auction will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 19, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit StudioTenn.com.
A national search for a new Artistic Director is underway. In the interim, Managing Director, Todd Morgan, and Associate Producer, Benjamin Kern, will oversee the artistic leadership of Studio Tenn. Kern will transition from his current role at Studio Tenn to serve as interim Artistic Director for the company, beginning with the upcoming production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” playing December 7 – 30 at Jamison Hall in Franklin. Purchase tickets here.