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Students Prepare for State Thespian Competition

Temple High School theatre students have begun preparing for competitions at the Texas State Thespian Festival, November 20-22, 2014, at the Dallas Convention Center and Omni Hotel. Students will leave after school on Wednesday, November 19, and will return to Temple on Sunday, November 23.

More information is available at the Texas Thespian website — http://texasthespians.org/index.php/en/state-festival

Competitors will include:
Monologue (Friday 10-11) = Andrew Tye
Solo Musical (Friday 12-1) = Avery Ling
Duet Musical (Friday 10-11) = Kassie Benner and Zoe Mischtian
Group Musical (Friday 12-1) = Eleni Boyle, Matt Caldwell, Daniel Eshbaugh, Dana Lauchner, Remy Kent, Chris Kleypas, Oliver Marshall, Marina Quintanilla, Scott Searles, J'Kobe Stevens, Emma Tolleson, Anyssa Torres, Taylor Wilson and Nick Winkler
Costume Design (Thurs. 7-8) = Hannah Avery
Stage Management (Thurs. 7-8) = Morgan Thomas
Theatre Marketing = (Thurs. 5-6) Derresha Webb

Tech Team Set Design = Chris Brown, Zach Elliott, Aislinn Mullen and Rosemary Winsor
Tech Team Costumes = Hannah Avery, Morgan Garcia and Dana Lauchner
Tech Team Hair & Make-Up = Kassie Benner, Oliver Marshall and Chase Yerkes

Outstanding Troupe Award = Top 3 finalists will present a 30-minute workshop at convention with handouts and a film/multimedia presentation

All Star Troupe Display = Coordinated by Hannah Avery and Remy Kent
Thespian Scholarship & College Auditions = Avery Ling, Scott Searles

Auditioning for the All State Musical Big Fish = Daniel Eshbaugh, Emma Tolleson, Andrew Tye
Auditioning for the All State Musical Production Staff = Derresha Webb

Last year, Temple had more events (11) advance to the International Thespian Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, than any other school at the convention. Temple also performed Saturday's main stage show, The Secret Garden.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Brad LaMotte

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2016-2017 Highlights

Texas UIL Hair & Make-Up
Design (Division 2)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

14 Students Advance to
International Competition

Texas Thespian Mainstage
3 Performances of Cabaret