Amie Kisling, who teaches theater in SCAPA at Lafayette High School, was named Best Director at the 2018 High School Theatre Festival, which was part of the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference convention March 8-9 in Mobile, Alabama. In addition, Lafayette’s cast of “Alice in Wonderland” received superior ratings, students Walker Cody and Jackson Becker were selected for the all-star cast, and 14 juniors and seniors received 668 callbacks for college admissions and scholarships.
“My students were kind, responsible, mature, creative, brave, articulate, and generous artists who challenged themselves to do their best work and celebrated the work of so many other young artists,” Kisling said.
Each year, high schools groups that win at the state level compete at SETC for the regional title, and the two winning productions from each of the 10 SETC member states compete in the High School Theatre Festival. This region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.