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Temple to Compete in State Finals on Thursday, April 25

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team will compete in the UIL State Finals on Thursday, April 25 around 5:40 p.m. at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Dr., Austin TX 78729 (seats 1,500). The eight finalists are broken down into two sessions which begin at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not available in advance and seats are not reserved. Tickets are available only on the day of the contest (beginning at 2:30 p.m.) at the PAC. You can buy tickets for both sessions at once. CASH ONLY. Adults $14 per session, Students $12 per session.

The school year began with 254 schools entered in the 6A one-act competition. Now, there are only eight schools remaining — and Temple is one of the eight!

Performance times are approximated. Shows run back-to-back in each session. Audience members may enter and exit only between shows.

SESSION ONE
    (1) 4:00 p.m. Pflugerville: Hendrickson High — The Caucasian Chalk Circle
    (2) 4:50 p.m. Keller: Central High — Medea
    (3) 5:40 p.m. Temple High — Baby with the Bathwater
    (4) 6:30 p.m. Houston: Carnegie Vanguard High — Things I Know to Be True
SESSION TWO
    (5) 7:30 p.m. Austin: Stephen F. Austin High — A Rosen by Any Other Name 
    (6) 8:20 p.m. San Antonio: Ronald Reagan High — I Never Saw Another Butterfly 
    (7) 9:10 p.m. Fort Bend: George Bush High — In the Blood 
    (8) 10:00 p.m. Arlington: Martin High — Dancing at Lughnasa

JUDGE'S BIOS — Critic judges will be Margaret Valenta-Davis, Jill Ludington and Charles Falcon

We have established a Go Fund Me page asking theatre alumni and friends to contribute an amount equal to their graduation year. For example, if you graduated in 2012, we are asking that you donate $20.12 (GoFundMe rounds it to whole dollars) to help give the students a memorable trip to state. CLICK HERE and help if you are able. The trip is April 23-25, so we need help quickly! (HINT: Set the TIP amount for GoFundMe to "other", and then enter zero.)

  CLICK HERE for the cast and crew information page. For the 27th year in a row, Temple's team has advanced from the district contest. No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record. This will be the 4th time in the last five years that Temple has advanced to the state finals. 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.

The following article appeared on the front page of the Temple Daily Telegram on April 23, 2019.

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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

Technical Director
Joe Lombardo
joe.lombardo@tisd.org

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

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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)

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

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