Faced with the daunting task of leading the modernization of a 91-year-old institution in a city that cherishes its culture and history, Stephanie Silverman set out to honor the past, engage the present and embrace the future.

“Saving The Belcourt was twofold,” Silverman, the nonprofit theater’s executive director, told Crain’s Nashville. “Of course this building was built to be a theater. It was built with the intention of having audiences filling up seats and engaging people in the arts. Having historic theaters keep their place in the cultural community is really critical. There’s a lot of story tied to one building that you want to keep in the world somehow. Saving the facility is one thing… READ MORE

Written for Crain’s Nashville

Photo courtesy of Cindy Hall