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The Theatre Curriculum
With two full productions a year, rehearsals three to five days a week, classes in beginning and advanced levels of acting and theater, one-act productions, and trips to see plays in Nashville, The Webb School is the perfect place to study theatre. Under the guidance of a director and technical director, students run every part of the major productions.
Plus, Webb's Theatre Department belongs to the International Thespian Society, honoring student achievement in theatre for more than 80 years and has a membership of over two million, from pre-professional thespians to emeritus levels.
From Production to Performance

Webb offers involvement in Basic to Advanced Performing and Production opportunities. Visiting professionals are invited to supplement student experience and excellence.

Depending on the semester and the individual student experience, an independent study project is offered for additional Fine Art credit.

Ruth Cordell
Ruth Cordell serves as Webb's Theatre Director. A recognized actress with 35+ years of experience in television, film and theater, Cordell works closely with Webb students both as a director and teacher of speech, theater, and acting. Under her direction, Webb students were chosen as a group of 50 high schools out of 1000+ applicants to perform at the internationally acclaimed "Fringe Festival" in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cordell is member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Recording Artists and Actors' Equity Association. A working actress, Cordell has appeared locally in Franklin with Studio Tenn's Steel Magnolias and Nashville Repertory Theatre's productions of I Hate Hamlet, The Goat, Cabaret, All My Sons, Rapture Blister Burn, and the regional premiere of Posterity.