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McGavock High School and NSA both place at the Tennessee Theatre Association Festival

The Tennessee Theatre Association (TTA) has chosen two Metro high schools to represent Tennessee at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Festival. At their festival last Friday, Oct. 21, the TTA awarded first place to McGavock High School’s production of Susan Zeder’s “Wiley and the Hairy Man” and second place to Nashville School of the Arts for their production of Suzan Zeder’s “Mother Hicks.” mcgavock

Every year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites theatre lovers of all kinds to gather together in celebration of the art of theatre. The annual SETC Convention brings more than 4,000 members of the theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews and more.

This school year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference will be held in Lexington, KY, from March 1 to March 5. Both McGavock and NSA will represent our schools, our district and our state by performing as a part of the Secondary School Festival on March 2 and 3 to compete for the best Secondary School Play Production in the Southeast.


We are so proud of all the students who will be representing Metro Schools at the regional festival. Please join us in congratulating both schools on their abundance of awards!

Awards Given to Metro Schools:

Best Overall Show / State Winner – McGavock High School State Runner-Up – Nashville School of the Arts Best Actor – Ethan Ross, McGavock High School Best Actress – Lauren Coppersmith, McGavock High School Best Director – Laura Lindsey, McGavock High School Best Ensemble – McGavock High School Best Supporting Actor – Tristan Whitney, Nashville School of the Arts Best Supporting Actress – Josephine Secord, Nashville School of the Arts McGavock High School also won two all-star cast awards.