Marian Brown’s Circle

Marian Brown's CircleLooking for a way to connect with and support the Clarence Brown Theatre?

Join the Marian Brown’s Circle today!

Many of you may not know, but it was Clarence Brown’s wife Marian who had a passion for the arts and helped encourage Clarence to invest in the theatre you see today. The Marian Brown’s Circle (MBC) is our way of honoring her legacy.

And we’re not your average book club. MBC members delve into the scripts seen on CBT stages with the director, actors, dramaturg, or sometimes, even the playwright! Between our Literary Lunches and Page2Stage events, there’s never a shortage of fun and engaging discussions as a Marian Brown’s Circle member.


2021/2022 Membership
Levels & Benefits


All Levels Receive:

  • Personal scripts of four plays* (three shown below) and a special selected script by members
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon; Adapted by Simon StephensBlood at the Rood by Dominique MorisseauShe Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
  • Marian Brown’s Circle tote and journal*
  • Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT MainStage & Carousel virtual programs

Ambassadors ($200)

  • Invitation to attend four Literary Lunches and all four Page2Stage events, virtual or in-person as allowed
  • Two Literary Lunch Guest passes

Friends ($100)

  • Invitation to attend the four Literary Lunches, virtual or in-person as allowed
  • One Literary Lunch guest pass


*This benefit affects tax deductibility.
We will be following state, industry, and University safety guidelines in the 2021/2022 season.


Like to read reviews before deciding? Hear from past MBC members:

“An excellent way to advance your understanding and enjoyment of the Clarence Brown Theatre experience. I highly recommend becoming a part of this circle.”

“Marian Brown’s Circle offers an extra bit of delight, like another helping of literary dessert, about all the things you love about theatre. So much fun to get an extra glimpse behind the scenes.”

Become a member today

MBC Members

AMBASSADORS

Charlie Brakebill
Priscilla Bright
Kerri Considine
Vickie Ellis
Susan and Jerry Kornegay
Stephen LaVie
Audrey Mankiewicz
Maureen Dunn McBride
Margie Nichols
Liz Parmalee
Donna Riggs
Delores Sorey
Linda and Terry Tyler
Georgiana Vines
Donna and Terry Wertz

FRIENDS

Liz Britt
Myra Buffaloe
Larry and Jenny Bushkell
Lisa Carroll
Steve Drevik
Pam and Jim Given
Virginia Kerwin
Angela Masini
Sara A. Phillips
Ronald Plybon
Sindhu Ramchandren
Fran Scheidt
Beth Schultheis
Robin Smith
Debbie Watson


For questions about your Marian Brown’s Circle membership or benefits, please contact Amanda Middleton at amanda@utk.edu or (865) 974-5654.