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Temple One-Act Play Advances to Bi-District

Temple's One-Act Play, On the Verge, advanced to bi-district during the district contest held on Friday, March 10 at Temple High School. Also advancing were Bryan High (The Last Lifeboat) and Bryan Rudder (Silent Sky).

All three of Temple's world explorers (Grace Mellette, Adara Felix and Sierra Amalbert) were named to the All-Star Cast. Gabriel Salazar, who plays Alphonse, was named to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Callie Ortega was named to the All-Star Tech Crew. 

The bi-district contest will be Thursday, March 22, at University High in Waco.

Pictured above (from left): Adara Felix (all-star cast), Sierra Amalbart (all-star cast), Grace Mellette (all-star cast), Gabriel Salazar (honorable mention all-star cast), Callie Ortega (all-star crew), and Directors Connie Gilseth, Carlen Gilseth, Kayla Stewart, Natasha Tolleson.


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

Natasha Tolleson

Technical Director
Joe Lombardo

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart

YouTube (thespiansrus)

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

Team Mask Making

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)

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

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