Conference Coordinators

Paula Y. Flautt

Paula Y. Flautt has been the Artistic Director of Christ Presbyterian Academy for over twenty years. Her theatre productions have received awards for outstanding work by the Tennessee Thespian Conference, Tennessee Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Her students have gone on to appear on Broadway, national tours, television and in film. An actor, director, and playwright, her adaption of A Christmas Carol has been produced for three seasons by Studio Tenn. This season it was included in the HOT Season for Young People. Other writing has included theatre industrials, several one-acts, a television pilot, video script writing and a number of choral musical projects (two of which were Dove Award finalists), and a non-fiction work. A thespian in high school and an attendee of the TN Thespian Conference for over fifteen years, she is VERY excited to serve on the team facilitating the event this January in Middle Tennessee.

Lisa Moody

Lisa has been teaching at Brentwood High School for 23 years.

Rebecca Tertzakian Williams

The theatre teacher and director for Independence High School, She began her teaching career after graduating from Concordia University Chicago with a degree in speech and theatre. While teaching in Chicago, she brought back the musical after a 20 year hiatus and directed a total of five shows. She moved to Tennessee in 2007 and founded T-Time Productions at Independence in the fall of 2009 and has directed 11 main stage productions since including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Crucible, and Hairspray. When time allows, she gives private acting lessons and dabbles in script writing.

Michelle Tripp

Currently the theatre director/teacher at Page High School in Franklin, TN, she holds degrees in Mass Communications, emphasizing in television/radio, and Speech/Theatre, along with a Master’s in Education. As a student in high school and college, she was very involved in theatre either on the stage or behind the scenes. After graduating college and working in the television and music industries, she realized she missed her theatre world. She earned her certification in Theatre Education and has been teaching theatre for 15 years. Her theatre department has received awards for her outstanding productions, including a national award recognizing her set design for Cinderella. Students who have studied with her have gone on to perform on the stages of Broadway and have succeeded in the film industry. She has been attending ThesCon since she was a high school student and is very excited to be part of the team that is bringing it to the ‘Boro this year!