Awards and Recognition

2018-19

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Placed 1st in the State at the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Clarksville, TN. Awards; Best Actress- Sam Dedrick, All Star Cast- Heidi Andrews and Sarah Tuverson, , Best Director - Donald Fann. One of only 20 shows in 10 Southeastern states chosen to perform at the Southeastern Theatre Conference One Act Play Festival in Knoxville TN, the largest theatre festival in the country; All Star Cast- Heidi Andrews and Sam Dedrick
  • Tennessee Theatre Association- Technical Theater Scholarship winner; Kirstin Womack, runner up, Alex Copley. Performance Scholarship winner; Alex Copley.
  • Tennessee Thespian Conference: State Executive Board- Sarah Tuverson; Technical Theater Scholarship winner-Alex Copley.
  • 10 Students selected from nationwide auditions to attend Open Jar Academy in New York City.
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference College Auditions: 13 Students auditioned. Results; callbacks from 850 colleges combined.

2017-18

  • Selkie - Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival. Awards; All Star Cast- Hassed Vega and Will Welch; Best Ensemble , Cast of Selkie.
  • Tennessee Theatre Association- Technical Theater Scholarship winner; Corinne Fann, Performance Scholarship runner up; Brianna Guydon.
  • 2 students selected for the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts.
  • 6 Students selected from nationwide auditions to attend Open Jar Academy in New York City.
  • Original, student created, ten Minute plays Place 2nd, and 3rd in group performance at The Tennessee History Day District Competition.
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference College Auditions: Seven Students auditioned. Results; callbacks from 261 colleges combined.

2016-17

  • She Kills Monsters - Placed 3rd in the State at the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Dickson,TN, 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 Thespian Conference: State Executive Board- Brianna Guydon.
  • 1 student selected for the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts in technical theatre with full scholarship.
  • Students selected from nationwide auditions to attend Grammy Camp and New York Academy for the Dramatic Arts.
  • Original, student created, ten Minute plays Place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in group performance at The Tennessee History Day District Competition.
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference College Auditions: Seven Students auditioned. Results; callbacks from 290 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. Placed 2nd in the State at the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Play Festival in Maryville, TN. Awards; All Star Cast- Hunter Thaw, Tristin Hicks and Kaelyn Giles Best Director - Donald Fann. One of only two shows chosen for mainstage performance at the statewide Tennessee Thespian Conference. Southeastern Theatre Conference One Act Play Festival in Greensboro, NC. Awards; Judges Choice Award: Best Movement- The cast of Yellow Boat, All Star Cast- Tristin Hicks.
  • 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, and 1st place at State Competition
  • 4 students selected for the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts in theatre.( three in performance 1 in technical theater) all with either partial or full scholarships.


2014-15

  • Ordinary Heroes- Original student created work based on oral histories of military personnel, Invited to perform at the Southern Festival of Books, one of the largest book festivals in the nation, fall of 2014.
  • Ordinary Heroes- Placed 5th in the State in the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Competition, Maryville, TN.
  • Ordinary Heroes-All Star Cast-Emily Tuverson, the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Competition, Maryville, TN
  • Middle Tennessee Premiere of Mary Poppins

2013-14

  • Ordinary Heroes, 8 nominations in Broadwayworld.com Tennessee Theatre Awards including Best Play and Best Original Work.
  • Sound of Music, 14 nominations in Broadwayworld.com Tennessee Theatre Awards including Best Musical and Best Ensemble in a Musical.