Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League



















About the THSSDL

Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) is a professional association designed to act as a collective voice for speech and drama educators throughout the state of Tennessee when they need it most.

In a time where many speech and drama programs are threatened by budget cuts, THSSDL is a place of refuge and education. We provide resources to help educators not only maintain and grow their programs, but help establish new programs. At our fall conference every September, teachers receive training to help them in their endeavors.

Through THSSDL, member schools have the opportunity to come from across the state to compete in public speaking and acting activities such as high school tournaments and invitationals. These competitions give students the opportunity to compete in activities including, extemporaneous speaking, solo acting, one-act plays, interpreters’ theatre and public debate. Thanks to these THSSDL supported competitions, top students and groups have the ability to go on to the state tournament in April.

New Links

You asked, we listened. There are new links to the National Forensic League Homepage and the NFL Current Topics Page. We have also added a discussion board. Talk about THSSDL business, exchange ideas, or catch up with one another.



THSSDL Mailing Address

Tennessee High School Speech & Drama League,
P. O. Box 4446,
Austin Peay State University,
Clarksville, TN 37044

(931) 221.7378
Fax: (931) 221.7265

For general information email Dr. Mike Gotcher at gotcherm@