Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League



League Information

The Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) serves as a professional establishment for theatre and speech educators of the state. A major principle of the league is to not only keep bettering current speech/drama programs but to also establish new ones. Competition occurs during a majority of the year. The state divides itself into districts, and after each district has held a State Qualifier Tournament, the top performers then move on to State.

Key Officers 

Executive Director: Dr. J. Micheal Gotcher

Events Offered 

Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Cross-Examination Debate, Extemp, After-Dinner Speaking, Dramatic Interp, Duet Acting, Duo Interp, Humorous Interp, Impromptu Speaking, One Act Play, Original Oratory, Pantomime, Poetry, Prose, Solo Acting, Storytelling, Set and Costume Design, TV Broadcasting