Damaris Webb: Bicoastal Performer, Teaching Artist, and Theater Maker

The Tennessee Project, Inc.

Damaris Webb, Artistic Director
The Tennessee Project was a collective-based performance ensemble committed to the development of the artist as an individual and encouraging public interest and involvement in the arts and was active as a production house from 1986 to 2006.

During it’s 20 year history the company presented over 45 productions to the New York City community, including 35 full length shows, five full length co-productions with youth community theater companies, showcasing the works of independent performing artists, served in the capacity of executive director for independent film, and supported the voices of several emerging playwrights through informal reading series performances and co-productions.

Founding Members: Joan Bruemmer, Cyrus Khambatta, Damaris Webb, and Chris Cunningham

Tennessee Project Past Productions

Ashira69 Gallery

Ashira69 Collector’s Edition: Superheroines Collide! 
(Catherine Castellani for The Tennessee Project) Directed by Caroline Jauch, 1997: House of Candles Theater – NYC, 1998: La Tea Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center – NYC

The Continuing Adventures of Ashira 69: Alley Class’ Gorgeous Guide to Etiquette and Subterfuge.
(Paul Sapp for The Tennessee Project) Directed by Jennifer Kagan, and Caroline Jauch, 2001: Space – NYC, Parkside Lounge – NYC

The Continuing Adventures of Ashira 69: Cult to the Chase! Episode#1
(Paul Sapp for The Tennessee Project) Directed by Tina Polzin, 2003: Space – NYC, NY International Fringe Festival, P-Power Performance Festival – Baltimore, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival

The Continuing Adventures of Ashira 69: A Very Special Ashira Holiday Special Issue!  
(The Tennessee Project and Courtney Cunningham) Directed by Tina Polzin, Galopagos Art Space – NYC, Bowery Poetry Project – NYC

Ashira69 Collector’s Edition: Superheroines Collide!
(Catherine Castellani for The Tennessee Project) Directed by Caroline Jauch, 1997, House of Candles Theater – New York, NY.1998, La Tea Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center – New York, NY.

The All Nude College Girl Revue
(Lisa Faith Phillips) co-production with Flip Productions, directed by Todd Stuart Phillips, 1996, The Samuel Beckett Theater – New York, NY.

Barrel of Monkeys
(Various Artists in Collaboration with the Tennessee Project and Mutt Repp.) 1996, Den of Thieves – New York, NY.

T Bone N Weasel it Ain’t
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1995, House of Candles Theater – New York, NY.

Measure for Measure
(William Shakespeare) Directed by Paul Sapp, 1995, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Dark of the Moon
(William Berney and Howard Richardson) Directed by Jim Savoie, 1994, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Incalcuable Factor
(Bryan Robinson) directed by Rinehardt Schmuckferd, 1994, Alice’s Fourth Floor – New York, NY.

Summer Brave
(William Inge) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1994, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Action
(Sam Shepard) Directed by Todd Stuart Phillips, 1992, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

27 Wagons full of Cotton
(Tennessee Williams) Directed by Todd Stuart Phillips and Damaris Webb, 1992, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

A Marriage Proposal
(Anton Chekov) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1992, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

The Diviners
(Jim Leonard, Jr.) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1992, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Eating Out
(Marcia Dixcy) Directed by Joan Bruemmer, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Forced Mobility
(Jan Peter Pedross) Directed by Jan Peter Pedross, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Spectre
(Don Negro) Directed by Kirk Marcoe, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Stonewater Rapture
(Doug Wright) Directed by Michael Albala, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Tennessee Williams It Ain’t
(The Tennessee Project) Directed by various artists, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Travelling and Going Nowhere
(Tanya Kane-Perry and The Tennessee Project) Directed by Tanya Kane-Parry, 1991, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

Therese Raquin
(Emile Zola) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1990, BINGO Theater – New York, NY.

VIVA Don’cha Know
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Joan Bruemmer, 1990, New Artist’s Showcase, The Living Theater -New York, NY.

Rappelling Thoughts and Odious Moments
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Bobby Bowman, 1989, The Acting Studio – New York, NY.

No Exit
(Jean Paul Satre) Directed by Michael Albala, 1989, ABC No Rio – New York, NY.

Jack and the Beanstalk
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1988, Theater Lettelier – Paris, France.

Pamplemousse
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1987, Theater Lettelier – Paris France.

La Belle et La Bette
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Damaris Webb, 1987 European Version, Theater Lettelier – Paris France.

I’m sorry I can’t hear you, there’s a Banana in my ear
(Tennessee Project) Directed by Damaris Webb. 1986, ABC No Rio – NYC. 1986, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – Washington, D.C. 1986, Theater Lettelier – Paris France.

Co-Productions with the MHC Players

Jesus Christ Superstar
(Andrew Lloyd Webber) with the MHC Players, Directed by Damaris Webb, Choreographed by Cathy Lyn Lubash, Steven Frank: Musical Director. 1995 BINGO Theater – NYC

Godspell
(Stephen Schwarta) with the MHC Players, Directed by Damaris Webb, Choreographed by Carol Sundquist, Steven Frank: Musical Director. 1994 BINGO Theater – NYC

Evita
(Andrew Lloyd Webber) with the MHC Players, Directed by Damaris Webb. Choreographed by Cathy Lyn Lubash, Michael Petrone: Muiscal Director. 1993 BINGO Theater – NYC

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Andrew Lloyd Webber) with the MHC Players, Directed by Damaris Webb, Choreographed by Emily Smith, Zecca Esquibel, Musical Director. 1992 BINGO Theater – NYC

Grease
(Warren Casey) with the MHC Players, Directed by Father Vincent Paczkwoski, Choreographed by The Tennessee Project, William Moran, Musical Director. 1991 BINGO Theater – NYC