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Temple Thespians to Compete at International Festival

Temple Thespians will compete at the International Thespian Festival June 24-30 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The students competed at the Texas State Festival, held in November 2018, where 100% of Temple contestants advanced to Lincoln with superior ratings.

Individual technical event competitors include Scenic Design (Isabel Poehlmann), Sound Design (Michael Jones) and Costume Design (Brianna Alexander and Morgan Madsen).

Group events include Group Acting with scenes from Art (D'Andre Wright, Anthony Williamson and Austin Madsen) and Group Musical with "The Crime of the Century" from Ragtime (Sierra Amalbert, Baylee Black, Kylie Burke, Olivia Cabrera, Kerryn Eckenrode, Jonathan Equels, Dylan Hardy, Seth Little, Erica Lynch, Genevieve Myers, Allison Quiroz, Daniel Salazar and Mimansha Shrestha).

Three Temple students will participate in college auditions for the chance to receive admission and scholarships to several prestigious theatre programs. These students include Olivia Cabrera, Torrie Culp and Kerynn Eckenrode. Recent graduates Sierra Amalbert and Isabel Poehlmann will compete for International Thespian Society scholarships.

Last year, the festival had a record-setting attendance of 4500 delegates from 41 states as well as several foreign countries. To make room for more delegates, next year the event will move to Indiana University in Bloomington.

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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
Joe Lombardo
joe.lombardo@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)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 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