About Us


277539_1902916535831_5966229_oNikki Andrews, Founder


Our Mission

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group is committed to working with young people to develop and practice a variety of theatrical skills in such areas as dramatic expression, artistic interpretation, technical presentation, makeup, sets, and costume design. It is the desire of those involved with this endeavor, that the students participating in the Primary Players will develop a heightened appreciation of the theatrical arts, and will recognize the important role of the arts in their community. In addition, the group strives to ensure that the student’s time with us is a fun and positive experience.

Company Overview
The Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group is a 501c3 nonprofit drama organization for youngsters from ages 8 to 18 who love acting, singing, dancing and learning about the many aspects of theatrical production. Our goal is arts education, enjoyment, and development of the talents and confidence of young people. 
Our 2017 Board of Directors
The Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group Board of Directors is currently comprised of eight members from varied walks of life and each bring necessary talents to both the board and to our productions. For us, it’s all about the kids. 


Neil Stiles, President
Neil is a technical wizard and builder of sets.
Robyn Blair, Vice President
Robyn is our PR person, skilled in personnel management and serves as Assistant Stage Manager.
Denise Weston, Treasurer
Denise and her daughter, Courtney, design and create most of our costumes. Denise is also the person to contact regarding reimbursement or tax receipts.
Missy Ament, Secretary
Missy makes props, collects props, and works on the PP website.
John Cherry, Artistic Director
John has a vision of our productions, long before it's brought to life on stage.
Beth Ballard, Director
Beth manages volunteers, records volunteer hours, and orders our production T-shirts.
Susie Smith, Director
Susie is our event planner, fundraiser, and has served as choreographer.
Dustin Rader, Director
Dustin designs & builds sets, and is a technical magician.
Sherry Ogle, Director
Sherry serves as Assistant Stage Manager, and manages the program layout.

General Information
All inquiries regarding upcoming productions, sponsorship, advertising, tickets and auditions should be directed to primaryplayers.tn@gmail.com or 865-315-8460.