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Bios of Judges for 2021 State Meet

Michael Kim Frederick, Corpus Christi

Kim Frederick, Professor of Drama, has been with Del Mar College since 1988 and Drama Program Coordinator since 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M University Corpus Christi). He has been a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association Adjudicators Organization (TTAO) since 1989 and has judged at the district, area, regional and state levels. Kim believes strongly in the value of the UIL OAP process and possesses a deep commitment to all levels of educational theatre.

Kelsey Kling, Dripping Springs

Kelsey first experienced one-act play as a high school student in West Texas. She went on to earn a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and an MA in Theatre History and Directing from Texas State. She has also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy and Shakespeare & Company. Kelsey is a member of Actors' Equity and has earned several awards and nominations for her work on Austin-area stages. She has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels, and has also directed professionally in Austin. Currently she serves as the Fine Arts Coordinator at the Texas Education Agency and is on the Board of Advisors for Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) and the Standards and Practices Committee for Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials (TTAO). This marks her 12th season as an adjudicator and has been honored to judge at every level of competition, including 2A state (2016) and 5A state (2018).

Kathy Harvey, Wichita Falls

B.A. Theatre/Radio-TV: Midwestern State University
M.A. Counseling & Education Administration
M.A. English: Midwestern State University
Kathy is marking her 30th year as a UIL participant which includes work as a student, director, clinician, contest manager and adjudicator. She has been privileged to judge at all levels from zone to state and has also served as an adjudicator for TAPPS and PSIA. In addition to her college theatre experience, she taught and directed at the junior high, high school and community theatre level. Committed to serving, she is a past-treasurer of TTAO and a member of the standards and practices committee. Kathy is passionate about supporting the work of students and directors who dedicate their time and energy to the amazing one-act play experience and is currently employed as an education specialist at Region 9 Education Service Center with a focus on fine arts, social studies & Title 1 services.


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)