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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.


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