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Temple One-Act Play Advances to Bi-District

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team made it 24 years in a row as they were named District Co-Champion on March 30 and advanced to the bi-district contest. Temple's entry was Bug by Tracy Letts. Other advancing schools from District 17-5A were Connally High and Waco High. The critic judge was Scott Schumann.

Emma Tolleson was named Best Actress in the district. Andrew Tye was named to the All-Star Cast, and Ta'Shawn Chunn was selected for the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Chase Yerkes was named an All-Star Technician, and Temple's crew was chosen as Best Tech Crew in the district. The crew includes Chase Yerkes, Sam Little, Derresha Webb, Taylor Wilson and Dylan Prather.

The bi-district contest is Friday, April 1, at College Station High School. Critic judge is Kelly Parker. Three out of the six schools will advance to the area competition. Admission is $5 per person. The schedule includes:
   2 p.m. Willis High, Rimers of Eldritch
   3 p.m. Caney Creek High, The Government Inspector
   4 p.m. Pflugerville Connally, Mrs. Packard
   5 p.m. Temple High, Bug
   6 p.m. College Station High, Othello
   7 p.m. Waco High, Big Love


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

Natasha Tolleson

Technical Director
Joe Lombardo

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart

YouTube (thespiansrus)

27 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 27 years in a row (as of March 2019). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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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)

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