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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).


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