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Temple One-Act Advances to Regional April 22

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team advanced from area to the regional contest on Friday, April 8. The area contest was held at Lone Star College in Tomball. Temple is now one of only 24 schools remaining in this single-elimination statewide tournament. Advancing with Temple were Magnolia High (Bob: A Life in Five Acts) and Pflugerville Connally (Mrs. Packard).

Every one of Temple's five cast members received an acting award. This is very rare in one-act play competition since there are only 18 total acting awards to be given to the six schools. Andrew Tye was named Best Actor in the area. Emma Tolleson and Daniel Eshbaugh were named to the All-Star Cast, and Latrice Scott and Ta'Shawn Chunn were selected for the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Taylor Wilson was named an All-Star Technician.

Temple also won the Area Spike Tape Race with team members Gabe Fontanez, Emma Poehlmann, Isabel Suarez-Cruz and Seth Little (pictured at right).

The regional contest will be Friday, April 22 in the Slocomb Auditorium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena TX 77505. Competition begins at 2 p.m. with Temple as the second show. Admission is $10 per person. Two of the six schools will advance from the regional contest to the state finals in Austin.

Performance order at the regional contest will be:
(1) 2 p.m. Fort Bend Ridge Point, We Happy Few
(2) Temple High, Bug
(3) Pflugerville Connally, Mrs. Packard
(4) Magnolia High, Bob: A Life in Five Acts
(5) Fort Bend Elkins, Silent Sky
(6) Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, The Diviners

CLICK HERE for Information Page  with cast and crew listings.

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Temple High School
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415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

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Natasha Tolleson
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Technical Director
Joe Lombardo
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Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
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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

STATE CHAMPION
Team Mask Making

STATE CHAMPION
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)

2016-2017 Highlights

STATE CHAMPION
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