Calling local area high school thespians. This year, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation will launch The Jewel Awards, a pilot program designed to benefit regional high school theater programs.
With a goal to celebrate and advocate the theater in schools, the program will award excellent work in categories like direction, choreography, design + best actor and actress.
Meet the seven participating schools:
- Boyd-Buchanan School
- Chattanooga Christian School
- Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
- Christian Heritage School
- East Hamilton High School
- Grace Academy
- Signal Mountain High School
Note: Girls Preparatory School/McCallie School + Silverdale Baptist Academy will join as “Community Level” participants.
So how will the awards work? Each category’s top three highest-scoring schools will be nominated + will be announced on Friday, April 26.
Bonus: An area teacher will also be presented with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award — which includes a $1,000 gift for the school’s theater program.