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UIL Regional Contest April 16 & 17 in Waco

The Regional Contest for UIL One-Act Play will be Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 at University High School in Waco. At the beginning of the one-act contest season, 249 Texas 6A schools were entered. Now there are only 32 schools left in the competition. Two of the eight schools at this regional contest will advance to the 6A State Finals in Waxahachie.

 The contest will follow the same procedure that was used at the bi-district contest. Each school will arrive, unload their truck, have their rehearsal on the stage, perform their show for judges and audience, receive their oral critique and load their items back on their truck.

Approximate performance times include: 

   10:00 a.m., Temple High, Student Body  (<--Information Page)
   12:30 p.m., Bridgeland High (Cypress), Second Samuel
   3:00 p.m., Westfield High (Spring), Eclipsed
   5:30 p.m., George Washington Carver Magnet High (Houston), The Diviners

   10:00 a.m., Rockwall-Heath High, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
   12:30 p.m., Waxahachie High, Blue Stockings
   3:00 p.m., Garland High, Silent Sky
   5:30 p.m., Tomball High, The Crucible

Adjudicators will be Allana Patterson, Eric Vera and Jim Rambo. Contest Manager is Larry Carpenter.

From Temple, you would travel north on Interstate 35 and take the New Road (#331) Exit. Turn right onto New Road and travel about one-half mile, passing the main school building. Turn right onto Old Robinson Road. You will see the auditorium on your right.

Scenes from Temple High's production of Student Body   


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

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Alicia Green

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

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

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

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)