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American High School Theatre Festival At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, Scotland 2024

The Webb Company Players perform in the American High School Theatre Festival Representing Webb on the International Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024

Mark Twain and William Shakespeare presented as unparalleled masters of language, wit, and drama.
Their words are brought to life celebrating genius, illuminating artistic fervor,
affirming timeless significance and a shared love of language and storytelling

Winston A. Dugdale as Mark Twain

Ray Zhang, Trynna Atwood, Anne Marie Florida,
Scout Harding, Kylie Singer,
Caden Williams,
Jessie Felder: Tech

Catherine French: Stage Manager, Lights and Sound

London Sullens: Stage Manager, Company Manager, Viola

Production Running time: 45 minutes

Representing Webb on the International Stage
Central Hall Studio
Three Hours College Credit


Ruth Cordell serves as Webb's Theatre Director. A recognized actress with 45+ years of experience in television, film and theater. Cordell works closely with Webb students as a Director of Theatre Production, Introduction to the Theatre, Speech teacher, and ITS Troupe Director. Under her direction Webb students have been invited and accepted to perform in the American High School Theatre Festival at the internationally acclaimed "Fringe Festival" in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011 (The Rivals) and again in 2024.

A member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Cordell has a professional background in classical dance, corporeal mime, and ballroom and is an avid equestrian. Cordell has performed the leading ladies of Shakespeare’s canon for multiple seasons with Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival in SoCal, Webb’s own Tennessee Shakespeare Festival 2008-2011 and has performed locally with Franklin’s Studio Tenn and at TPAC with Nashville Repertory Theatre's productions of I Hate Hamlet, The Goat or Who is Sylvia (Nashville Scene’s 2008 Masterpiece Award), Steel Magnolias (also with Studio Tenn), Cabaret, All My Sons, Rapture Blister Burn, The Clean House and the regional premiere of Posterity.


Maryanna has loved being on stage from a young age; whether it was singing solos in church or writing, directing and acting in plays in high school and college, performing is in her blood. As an adult, she has dedicated the last  20 years to teaching English. She has continued her love of theatre throughout those years in various roles from director, actor, and now as an assistant to The Webb School Theatre Director, Ruth Cordell. In her capacity as an assistant, she records blocking notes, monitors student actors, researches, and acts as script supervisor. What she enjoys most is working one-on-one with the young actors as they develop their characters. Through years of personal growth on stage, she has discovered profound insights about herself and appreciates every opportunity to empower the next generation of performers to unlock their potential.