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Send-Off Performance Friday, April 20 at 7 PM

Temple Thespians will have a Public Send-Off Performance of their one-act play, On the Verge,  on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Temple High Auditorium. This performance is to help raise funds for the team's trip to the State Meet. Admission Friday will be by donatiion (minimum $5 per person).

The annual UIL competition began with over 250 schools in the 5A classification. Now there are only eight teams left in the entire state — and Temple one of the eight. The contest is Tuesday, April 24, at the Round Rock Performing Arrts Center.

Please come out Friday and help support these students. If you can't attend the performance and want to make a donation, please contact Director Natasha Tolleson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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