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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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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)

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