Watershed Public Theatre is Maury County’s professional theatre company located in Columbia, Tennessee. We support artists and growth of the local arts community by providing theatre training and employment opportunities to artists located in and around Maury County. Since December 2016, our full-stage productions and events have provided temporary employment for more than 100 artists while serving thousands of audiences in Middle Tennessee.

​Mission Statement

At Watershed Public Theatre, we believe that theatre is the ultimate collaborative art and work to bring together arts professionals, volunteers, students and patrons to share in the illumination that only live performance can provide. We maintain our focus on nurturing community and practicing social and environmental responsibility while striving for the highest quality of artistic and educational experiences.

Board of Directors

Colby Block, President

Beverly Mitchell, Vice President

Jessica Evans, Secretary

John Schweri, Treasurer

Joyce Blackburn

Roxie Snow Gipson

Jerry Henderson

Kristi Johnson

Emily Palmer 

Susan Pobst

Advisory Council

Curt Butler

TiAnna Cotton

Nanette Ekimogloy

Dustin Harrington

Thomas Hughes

Kristin James

Becky Leifheit

Linda Lester

Alex Saylor

Terri Thompson

Abby Waddoups

Judy Westley


Kate Foreman, Executive Director

Sarah Kennedy, Education & Outreach Manager

Quan Mcfall, Digital Media Specialist

JR Knowles, Apprentice Company Director

Maria Weaverling, Volunteer Manager

Justin Blackburn, Technical Director


No person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sex or gender identity shall be excluded from participation in or otherwise be subject to discrimination of services, programs or employment provided by Watershed Public Theatre (WPT). WPT strives to provide arts and education opportunities for all regardless of background or ability. Contact us if you need special accommodations for one of our programs or to report disparate treatment. View the Title VI nondiscrimination poster here.


Want to learn more about Watershed Public Theatre? Read our quarterly newsletter Waterways for information about current programs and events and to learn about the artists who contribute to WPT.  WPT members (season subscribers) are mailed print issues of Waterways.

Watershed Public Theatre proudly holds
membership with these community organizations

Center for Nonprofit Management


Watershed Public Theatre’s programs are possible thanks to the generous support of these grantmakers and business sponsors.

Grant Makers

Season Sponsors