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Results from State Thespian Convention, November 21-23

     Temple High's Thespian Troupe was named an All-Star Troupe at the state convention. The award is based on a troupe display created by each troupe. Out of the approximately 310 high-school troupes attending, only 23 were recognized with the All-Star Award. Temple had previously been named one of six Outstanding Texas Troupes for 2019-2020 (see separate article),
     Temple's Mask Making Team placed second in the state. The team included Kylie Burke, Olivia Cabrera, Kelsi Seiter and Morgan Madsen.
     Temple's short film entry, "Thirst", received nominations for best directing, best ensemble comedy, and best performance in a comedy (Daniel Salazar).
     Temple performed a shortened version of its play Wilderness to a room full of students and directors. The room held almost 500 people.
     Olivia Cabrera's technical entry for makeup received a perfect score and was one of three selected to be honored at the all-convention closing ceremony.
     All other technical entries (theatre marketing, lighting design, sound design and set design) received superior ratings (the highest possible score). The group musical team also received a superior rating. A superior score means you qualified for advancement to the national contest.

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Temple High School
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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)

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