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Thespians To Compete at 2019 State Competition

    Each year, Texas Thespians host a state-wide festival which includes over 8,200 attendees. This year, students and their troupe directors will celebrate an entire weekend of theatre November 21-23 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine.
   Temple High will present a shortened version of the play Wilderness that students performed in October at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium. Temple's performance is Saturday, November 23, at 8:30 a.m. in Room Texas C on the 3rd level of the convention center.
   Student will compete in the International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys™ for short). which is an educational program that offers Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs. A panel of judges rate the entries with superior as the top possible score. Last year, all eight Temple entries received superior ratings.
   For the group musical contest, students will be performing "Snuff That Girl" from Urinetown. Competing students include Terry Austin, Liam Bro, Kerynn Eckenrode, Jacob Edwards, Jonathan Equels, Cameron Hooper, Erica Lynch, Austin Madsen, Genevieve Myers, Macy Parks, Allie Quiroz, Michael Rodriguez and Mimansha Shrestha.
   Sereniti Patterson will perform "Easy As Life" from Aida in the solo musical competition.
   Torrie Culp, Alexander Gontscharow and Julia Prather will compete in group acting with a scene from Arabian Nights. A second group acting team will include Alyssa Amador, Jasmin Buckner, Matthew Harris and Jacoah Grey, and will perform a scene from Triage.
   Daniel Salazar will enter his original video "Thirst" in the short film (five minutes) contest.
   Entries in the technical Thespys contests include Kylie Burke (theatrical marketing), Olivia Cabrera (makeup design), Ricardo Fontanez (lighting design) Michael Jones (sound design) and Morgan Madsen (scenic design).
   Texas-only team technical events include:
     Team Costume Design: Dacey Dulaney, Jillian Knox, Audrey Portillo and Lauren Bruckbauer.
     Team Set Design: Amy Alarcon, Kerynn Eckenrode, Penelope Gonzalez and Allie Quiroz.
     Team Hair and Makeup Design: Baylee Black, Jonathan Equels, Macy Parks and Julia Prather.
     Team Mask Making: Kylie Burke, Olivia Cabrera, Morgan Madsen and Kelsi Seiter.
Last year, Temple won the state championships in team set design and team mask making.
   The Texas Tech Challenge is a series of timed events that are designed to test the knowledge of basic skills that every technician should have. Tech Challenge team members include Terry Austin, Jacob Edwards, Kayla Ezaqui, Colin Fowler, Penelope Gonzalez, Jacoah Grey and Connor Harty.

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Temple High School
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415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

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Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org

Technical Director
Joe Lombardo
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Kayla Stewart
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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)

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

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