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Students Prepare for Texas Thespian Convention

Temple theatre students are preparing to attend the 2017 Texas Thespian Festival November 15-18 in Grapevine.

Marathon Play: Temple's troupe will present Wonder of the World by David Lindsey-Abaire on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Texas Ballroom C.

National Individual Events: Several students are competing in individual events, with the possibility of advancing to the national competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, next summer. Performance events include group musical (Sierra Amalbert, Callie Ortega, Adara Felix, Rebecca Alley, Olivia Cabrera, Allison Quiroz and Alante Anderson), duet acting (Morgan Madsen, Kerynn Eckenrode), duet acting (Gabe Salazar, D’Andre Wright), solo musical (Kaiya Fowler), solo musical (Arreyon Blocker). Technical entries include scenic design (Izzy Poehlmann), lighting design (Ricardo Fontanez), costume design (Brianna Alexander), sound design (Michael Jones) and theatre marketing (Seth Little).

Scholarship & College Auditions: Adara Felix and Robert Solar

Texas Only Events: These entries include tech team hair and makeup design (Bailee Poelker, Jonathan Equels, Baylee Black, Anaiya Harris), tech team costume design (Brianna Alexander, Lauren Bruckbauer, Kaiya Fowler, Morgan Madsen), tech team mask making (Grace Mellette, Adara Felix, Callie Ortega, Olivia Cabrera), tech team set design (Robert Solar, Izzy Poehlmann, Rachel Wallace, Rebecca Alley) and tech challenge (Robert Solar, Michael Jones, Torrie Culp, Simon Juarez, Kaitlyn Horton, Ricardo Fontanez, Keziah Fields).

ThespiansR.Us

Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
carlen.gilseth@tisd.org
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org
(254) 215-7112

 

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26 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 26 years in a row (as of March 2018). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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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)

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