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Temple One-Act Play to Compete at State Meet May 1st

This year in the 6A classification, 249 schools entered the UIL One-Act Play competition. Now there are only eight schools remaining — and Temple High's team is one of the Elite Eight. The state meet will be Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at the Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center, 3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie TX 75167. Temple will be the 7th school to perform (Saturday at 3 p.m.)

Performance Times, Schools and Titles include:        (sf = Scenes from)  (FBk) = Facebook

   10:00 am Waxahachie High — sf Blue Stockings  (FBk)
   12:30 pm Midland High — sf The Old Man and the Old Moon  (FBk)
   3:00 pm Glenda Dawson High (Pearland) — sf 33 Variations  (FBk)
   5:30 pm Harlingen High South — sf Anatomy of Gray  (FBk)
   10:00 am Taft High (San Antonio) — sf The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 
   12:30 pm Frenship High (Wolfforth, suburb of Lubbock) — sf Blue Stockings  (FBk)
   3:00 pm Temple High — sf Student Body
   5:30 pm Deer Park High — sf Moon Over Buffalo

The virtual awards ceremony will be about one hour after Deer Park's critique is completed.

Added 4/28 = CLICK HERE for the official UIL One-Act Play State Virtual Program (PDF).

Because there is no printed program at the state finals, CLICK HERE for a two-page PDF summary sheet showing the cast members of all eight competitors. You may want to print this out and bring with you since your phone can't be on during the plays.

TICKETS: http://tix.ThespiansR.Us Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. (No onsite ticket sales.) The cost is $10 PER SHOW plus 50¢ per ticket fee. The facility has 604 seats. Face masks are required. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to each performance. Audiences must leave after each performance and will have to exit the building. Guests may not congregate in the lobby. Tickets are non-refundable.

Adjudicators include Kim Frederick, Kelsey Kling and Kathy Harvey. Contest manager is Dr. Jerry Ivins.

  (Info page also contains a link to Facebook photos of the show.)

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the "Send-Off" Program from April 23 & 24


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)