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First Round of UIL Competition Saturday, March 2

Temple High School's UIL team will compete in the first round of 2019 UIL One-Act Play competition on Saturday, March 2 at the zone contest at Harker Heights High School, 1001 East FM-2410 Road, 76548. Performances begin at 2:30 p.m. and will run back-to-back. Competition order and estimated starting time will be:
    (1) 2:30 p.m., Midway High, Violet Sharp
    (2) 3:20 p.m., Temple High, Baby with the Bathwater
    (3) 4:10 p.m., Harker Heights High, A Doll's House, Part 2
    (4) 5:00 p.m., Waco High, Scotland Road
Three of the four schools will advance to the District Contest, which will be Friday, March 8, at Waco Midway High.

Critic judges include Dr. Rebecca Osborne of Austin, Dr. Bodhisattva (Bob) Chanda of Lubbock, and Cory Broom of Addison. Aimee Kasprzyk is serving as contest manager.

Temple's entry, Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang, begins as Helen (Sierra Amalbert) and John (Seth Little) gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that is doesn't speak English and they are too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy — which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy (Anthony Williamson) is actually a boy. The play charts the saga of Daisy's struggle to establish his identity and introduces us to the many zany characters he meets along the way. Durang is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. CLICK HERE for the play information page.

For the past 26 years in a row, Temple's team has been a District Co-Champion. No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record. Last year, Temple's entry (On the Verge) placed 4th in the state, out of over 250 5A schools. This year, Temple is in the 6A classification.


Pictured above are team members prior to attending a clinic to prepare for this competition.

ThespiansR.Us

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

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
carlen.gilseth@tisd.org
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org
(254) 215-7112

 

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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

STATE CHAMPION
Team Mask Making

STATE CHAMPION
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

STATE CHAMPION
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