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Temple Students to Compete in Lincoln, Nebraska

Temple theatre students are traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska, to compete in the International Thespian Festival, June 20-25, 2016. Competitors include:
Duet Acting = Adara Felix and Callie Ortega
Scenic Design = Zach Elliott 
Group Musical = James Equals, Daniel Eshbaugh, Kaziah Fields, Kiaya Fowler,
     Marina Quintanilla, Latrice Scott, J'Kobe Stevens, Emma Tolleson,
     Andrew Tye, Malcolm Watson, Faith Whitaker, Nick Winkler, Taylor Wilson
Monologue = Ta'Shawn Chunn
Costume Design = Abrianna Ingram
Stage Management = Chase Yerkes
Sound Design = Derresha Webb
Lighting Design = Sam Little

Three students (Emma Tolleson, Daniel Eshbaugh and Derresha Webb) will also participate in a special performance of the Texas All-State Show, Big Fish. These students rehearsed the show for four days at Denison High School prior to a send-off performance on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. In Lincoln, Big Fish will perform Saturday, June 25, at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

At the International Festival in Lincoln, Temple students were competing on Tuesday, June 21, in various events. Here is the group musical team rehearsing on the sky bridge between the hotel and parking garage. "You rehearse where you can," said Director Natasha Tolleson.


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