Remembering Scot Copeland

(Photo: George Walker IV / The Tennessean)

(Photo: George Walker IV / The Tennessean)

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Artistic Director, Scot Copeland, who passed away February 24th. His passing is a great loss to NCT, the Nashville Theatre community, and the Theatre for Young Audiences community as a whole.

Our hearts go out to Scot's family and loved ones during this difficult time.  He will be greatly missed by everyone at NCT.

*4/1/16 Update*
Nashville Children’s Theatre, along with friends and family, will hold a public memorial to celebrate the life and legacy of longtime NCT Producing Artistic Director Scot Copeland, who passed away suddenly on February 24, at the age of 62. 

The memorial celebration will be held Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at the Nashville Children’s Theatre, located at 25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37210. 

The memorial celebration will feature contributions from family members as well as fellow Theatre for Young Audiences advocates, members of the Nashville theatre and arts communities, and members of the NCT family.

For those unable to attend in person, we will be livestreaming "Scot's Show" here. Whether in spirit, or in person, we hope you'll join us as we celebrate Scot.

Please also take the time to leave a message about Scot at the following email address:

Scot Copeland was a master storyteller, both onstage and off.  The staff at NCT and Nashville REP thought it fitting that his legacy of a good story not be overlooked.  If you have a fond memory, anecdote, story, yarn, legend, chronicle, or tale, please send it to the following email:

This will be a funnel and collection of stories and remembrances that will be shared with his friends, family, and Nashville Theatrical Community.  Sharing the past will hopefully help us heal.

We will share more information as it becomes available.