Jerre Dye - 2011 Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama recipient - is the Artistic Director of Voices of the South, Memphis' premiere theatre company dedicated to producing new works from diverse Southern perspectives. With VOTS, he has developed and directed original work like Sister Myotis (Off-Broadway in June 2010), Pre-sent / Pre-sent and many other solo and group performance projects over the last decade. Some of his written work for the stage includes Hold Fast with Phil Darius Wallace and Cicada, both recognized with an Ostrander Award.  He has also written and adapted works for young audiences, such as The Ugly Duckling, The Wild Swans, The New Adventures of Hansel and Gretel and Sid and the Magic Box. Mr. Dye is one of the creators of the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival and is a graduate of the University of Memphis.




Speaking Schedule

Saturday, April 14
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama

1:30 - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Producing Plays


Grant Support Provided By

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

Media Sponsors

Brewer Media - Chattarati - WDEF News 12 - WUTC 88.1

Program Partners

Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

L. Hardwick & Kitty Caldwell - Memorial Healthcare System - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English - Wild Hare Books

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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