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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 —

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
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
(254) 215-7112


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25 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 25 years in a row (as of March 2017). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2015-2016 Highlights

Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

3rd Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

3rd Place & 6th Place
Individual Entries in
UIL Dramatic Design

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of seven in Texas)

Seven Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Participate in
All-State Show (Big Fish) 

2014-2015 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Theatre Marketing

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of four in Texas)

Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Selected for
All-State Show (Big Fish) 
Cast and Crew

Natasha Tolleson named to
Texas Thespian Hall of Fame

Second Runner-Up
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2013-2014 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Film

Texas Thespians,
Main Stage Performance
The Secret Garden

11 Events Advance to
International Competition

10 Students Advance
to State Finals in
UIL Theatrical Design
(2nd Highest Number of
Any School in Texas)

Texas Top 12, UIL 5A
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 257 schools)

Texas State Champion
UIL Film Contest
Division 2, Narrative

Texas State Champion
UIL Group
Theatrical Design

2nd Place in Texas,
UIL Set Design

4th Place in Texas,
UIL Marketing Design