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Seven Students Advance to UIL State Theatrical Design

Seven Temple High theatre students have advanced to the UIL State Theatrical Design. Results will be announced Thursday, April 26 at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. The students' work will on display during the state one-act play finals contest. Theatrical design critiques and master classes will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be at 3 p.m. (Times have been updated.) Temple competes in Division 2, which includes 5A and 6A schools.

Named State Finalists for costume design were Rebecca Alley and *Morgan Madsen. Hair and Make-Up Finalists included Olivia Cabrera. Marketing Finalists were Gabriel Salazar and Joseph Espinoza. Set Design Finalists included Bianca Gutierrez and *Isabel Poehlmann. (*Honorable mention entries.)

Last year, Temple won the State Championship in Hair and Make-Up Design and the group entry placed 5th in the state.


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