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Temple Advances from Regional to State Meet

     Temple High's UIL One-Act Play Team is going back to the state meet. This will be the 5th time in the last six state meets that Temple has competed. (There was no state meet in 2020 because of COVID.) The team advanced from the regional meet held April 16-17 at University High in Waco. Temple was the first school out of eight to perform during the two-day event. Temple's 2021 play is Student Body by Frank Winters. Also advancing to the state meet was Waxahachie High with Blue Stockings. The alternate advancing school was George Washington Carver Magnet High from Houston.
     Genevieve Myers was named one of the two Best Performers in the region. Hanna Prince was named to the Regional All-Star Cast and Cameron Hooper was selected for the Regional Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Daniel Salazar was named to the Regional All-Star Crew.
     The 6A state meet will be Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at Waxahachie High. Four schools will perform each day. Adjudicators will be Kim Frederick, Kelsey Kling and Kathy Harvey.
     At Waxahachie, Temple will be competing against Waxahachie High (Blue Stockings), Wolfforth: Frenship High (Blue Stockings), Harlingen High South (Anatomy of Gray), San Antonio: Taft High (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Midland High (The Old Man and the Moon), Pearland: Dawson High (33 Variations) and Deer Park High (Moon Over Buffalo). 


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

Director
Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org

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

Technical Director
Alicia Green
alicia.green@tisd.org
 

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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

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)