Nashville Children’s Theatre announced today that the family of longtime producing artistic director Scot Copeland will have a visitation for friends on Sunday and that a public memorial service will be conducted at the theater soon.
“A public memorial for Scot will be held at NCT in the near future. Once the date and time have been determined, that information will be shared far and wide. We look forward to honoring and celebrating him with all of you,” NCT announced on its website. “A Family Visitation to pay respects to Scot’s immediate and extended family will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28. The family will be receiving friends from 5 – 7 pm at the Copeland home.”
Copeland, 62, died Wednesday. He had led NCT since 1985 while producing, directing and writing some of the nation’s top children’s theater and earning praise from TIME magazine as well as colleagues around the world. His wife is Nashville Repertory Theatre Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland, and he is also survived by two sons.
UPDATE: A public memorial for Copeland will be held at NCT at 3 p.m. on April 3.