Playwright/actor Nate Eppler, whose new show SEXTAPE opens Thursday, thought it would be fun for area theaters to get involved in the craze. “There’s so much exciting theater going on in Nashville these days. The calendar is so full of dynamic projects that it’s very rare that the whole community gets to play together,” he says. “One of the things (SEXTAPE producer) Playhouse Nashville is focused on is making sure the community gets to play together, and what better way than to challenge the entire community to an internet dance-off? Besides, it’s not like we can start up a shirts-and-skins volleyball league; everybody would want to be skins.
“Not only is it an excuse to dance like crazy people and talk trash to each other on the Internet,” he adds with tongue-firmly-in-cheek, “it’s a great way to get the word out about all the productions running in February and March. So far the Boiler Room Theatre, Street Theatre Company, Tennessee Rep and our production of SEXTAPE have produced their own Harlem Shakes and we expect to see more in the next few days!”
Here are the videos alphabetized by theater troupe:
Who will be next?
UPDATE I: Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre
UPDATE II: Actors Point Theatre Company
UPDATE III: Tennessee Women’s Theater Project
UPDATE IV: Dance Theatre of Tennessee
UPDATE V: Blackbird Theater Company
UPDATE VI: Bethlehem Players
UPDATE VII: Pull-Tight Players Theatre