Nashville School of the Arts junior finalist in national Shakespeare competition

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Nashville School of the Arts junior Tristan Whitney performing during the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition held in New York City.

Nashville School of the Arts junior Tristan Whitney took the stage at New York City’s Lincoln Center on May 2, performing a sonnet and monologue that made him a Top 10 finalist in the 33rd annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition is a school-based program where students explore the beauty of language through the timeless themes in William Shakespeare‘s works, while developing speaking and critical thinking skills as well as an appreciation of literature. For the competition, students memorize, interpret and perform monologues and sonnets at local community competitions and at the national level in New York City. Tristan was the winner for the ESU Branch competition held in Nashville earlier in the school year.

Tristan was among a group of 60 semi-finalists that engaged in a weekend of educational and cultural activities in New York City, including an exclusive acting workshop at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a viewing of the Something Rotten! Broadway musical.

Congrats, Tristan!

Read the full news release here.

Posted on May 6, 2016, in District, News, Students and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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