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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
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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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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2018-2019 Highlights

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)

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