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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
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