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Temple UIL Team Advances from Zone to District


Temple's Zone Champion Team

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team advanced from the zone to the district contest on Saturday, March 2, at Harker Heights High School. Also advancing with Temple were Midway High (Violet Sharp) and Harker Heights High (A Doll's House, Part 2). The district contest will be Friday, March 8, at Midway High. Details and schedule will be posted as the information becomes available.

Sierra Amalbert was named Best Actress in the competition. Temple students named to the All-Star Cast included Seth Little, Kerryn Eckenrode and Olivia Cabrera. Students named to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast included Jasmin Buckner, Sereniti Patterson and Anthony Williamson. Isabel Poehlmann was named Outstanding UIL Crew Member. Temple received more acting awards than any other team in the contest.

Other District 12-6A schools that will compete at the district contest include Belton High (The Library), Copperas Cove High (These Shining Lives) and Killeen High (These Shining Lives).

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

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org

Technical Director
Joe Lombardo
joe.lombardo@tisd.org

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28 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 28 years in a row (as of March 2020). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

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)

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)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

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

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