About
Red Hawk Theater is a core element to Stewarts Creeks High School's commitment to building the strongest Fine Arts Department in Tennessee. The theater program focuses on the intrinsic links between creativity and discipline, and between reflection and character. The program will strive to put an excellent product onstage through a process that enriches the student both as a performer and as a person. It is based in the belief that the school should be a vibrant part of the community in which it exists, both the physical community of Smyrna and the theatrical community in the mid-state. With an experienced staff and state of the art facility, Red Hawk Theater is setting the stage for success for years to come
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Mission Statement- Red Hawk Theater

Red Hawk Theater strives to 
enrich the student both as a performer and as a person by focusing on the intrinsic links between creativity and discipline, and between reflection and character.  


Core Beliefs
  • A quality product onstage is the result of a process focused on the growth of the artist and the audience they serve.
  • The school and the program should be a vibrant part of the community in which it exists; both the local physical community and the greater theatrical community in the mid-state.
  • Collaboration is the core of dynamic arts experiences.  This includes students within the program, academic departments in the school and organizations in the community.
Red Hawk Theater Honors

2016-17

  •  Received Tennessee Arts Commission Grant to work produce The Stewarts Creek Arts Academy, a summer arts program.
  • She Kills Monsters - Placed 3rd in the State at the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Dickson,TN, 
  • She Kills Monsters - Awards; All Star Cast- Tristin Hicks and Celina Copeland, Award for Technical Excellence,  Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Dickson,TN.
  • We Shall Overcome- Original student written One Act Play, based on the Nashville civil rights sit-ins, Invited to perform staged reading at the Southern Festival of Books, one of the largest book festivals in the nation, fall of 2016.
  • Tennessee Theatre Association College Auditions:   Eight Students auditioned.  Results; callbacks from 36 colleges combined.

2015-16

  • The Yellow Boat- Received Tennessee Arts Commission Grant to work with David Saar, the playwright and Benjamin's father, and The Arizona State University Center for Child Drama, to create an exhibit of Benjamin Saar's artwork in conjunction with the play, .
  • The Yellow Boat - Performed at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, Tennessee, largest professional theater in Tennessee.
  • The Yellow Boat - Placed 2nd in the State at the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Maryville,TN, 
  • The Yellow Boat - Awards; All Star Cast- Hunter Thaw, Tristin Hicks and Kaelyn Giles Best Director - Donald Fann. Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Maryville,TN 
  • The Yellow Boat - Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance in a Play in Broadwayworld.com Tennessee Theatre Awards.
  • The Yellow Boat - One of only two shows chosen for mainstage performance at the statewide Tennessee Thespian Conference.
  • The Yellow Boat -One of only 20 shows in 10 Southeastern states to perform at the Southeastern Theatre Conference One Act Play Festival in Greensboro, NC, the largest theatre festival in the country. 
  • The Yellow Boat - Awards; Judges Choice Award: Best Movement- The cast of Yellow BoatAll Star Cast- Tristin Hicks.. Southeastern Theatre Conference One Act Play Festival in Greensboro, NC
  • Original, student created, ten Minute plays Place 1st in Solo Performance and 2nd, 3rd and 4th in group performance at The Tennessee History Day District Competition.
  • We Shall Overcome, an original ten minute play based on research of the Nashville Civil Rights Sit-ins, won 1st place in Group Performance at The Tennessee History Day State Competition and qualifying for the national competition.
  • 4 students selected for the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts in theatre.( three in performance one in technical theater) all with either partial or full scholarships.
  • Donald Fann named the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts Teacher of the Year.
  • Tennessee Thespian Conference College Auditions: Two Students auditioned.  Results; callbacks from 8 colleges combined, both accepted to the University of Memphis Program and invited to their scholarship auditions.
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference College Auditions:   Three Students auditioned.  Results; callbacks from 50 colleges combined.