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Temple Students to Compete in Lincoln, Nebraska Hits: 4205
Temple's 2016 UIL One-Act Play Team Is The Hits: 2808
Send-Off Public Performance Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Hits: 2572
Temple Advances, Going to State Meet! (2 Years in a Row) Hits: 2548
Temple One-Act Advances to Regional April 22 Hits: 3014
Temple Hosting 1A Area One-Act Contest April 9 Hits: 2607
Temple's Literary Criticism Team Wins District Hits: 2551
Temple One-Act Play Advances to Area Hits: 3575
Temple One-Act Play Advances to Bi-District Hits: 2923
UIL District One-Act Play Contest March 30 Hits: 3312
Seven Temple Students Named UIL State Finalists Hits: 5856
Cast and Crew Announced for One-Act Play Contest Hits: 2608
Information Page for "Bug" Hits: 5324
Early Admission to "Shrek" with Dinner Ticket Hits: 2715
Two Special "Shrek" Events on Saturday, February 20 Hits: 3826
Derresha and Chase Receive Scholarship Offers Hits: 3963
Temple High Thespians Paint Civic Theatre Auditorium Hits: 2593
Alumni Holiday Party December 23 Hits: 2437
Students Advance from State Thespian Competition Hits: 3244
Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive Hits: 6698
UIL Student Activity Conference October 31 Hits: 5579
Information Page: "Shrek the Musical" Hits: 12245
"Shrek the Musical" February 18-21 Hits: 6917
Information Page: "The Dining Room" Hits: 11985
"The Dining Room" November 5-8 Hits: 5295
Information Page: You Can't Take It With You Hits: 6549
"You Can't Take It With You" October 1-4 Hits: 3797


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

Kayla Stewart
Office 254-215-7278

Assistant Director
Evan Scott

Technical Director
Andy Reed

YouTube (thespiansrus)

30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

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)