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Temple High Theatre Calendar 2021-2022


Rehearsal schedules for each show are listed on the show's Information Page

For 2021-2022, high school hours change to 7:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Most Monday-Friday rehearsals will be 3:15 to 5:30, but check each show's calendar

Saturday 8/7 9:00-3:00 = Texas Thespians Leadership Academy for Troupe Officers
      G. W. Carver High, 2100 S Victory St, Houston, TX 77088
Tuesday 8/24 = First day of classes
Monday & Tuesday 8-30 & 8/31 = Auditions for Blithe Spirit
(Students not cast may appear in Fall Footlights)

Monday 9/6 = Student holiday (Labor Day)
Friday 9/10 3:30-6:30 = Auditions for The Lion King Jr. (High school students)
Saturday 9/11 = Auditions for The Lion King Jr.
        9:00-1:00 and 2:00-5:00 Elementary and Middle school students
        (Parent/guardian needs to attend with the student)
Friday & Saturday 9/17 & 8/18 = Prop Room re-organization
Saturday 9/25 9:00-2:00 = Prepare for Texas Thespian competitions
Thursday-Sunday 9/30 - 10/2 = TETA (Texas Educational Theatre Association)
     Convention for teachers, Moody Gardens, Galveston

Monday 10/4 = Workday for Blithe Spirit
Wednesday 10/6 = School Final Dress Rehearsal for Blithe Spirit
Thursday-Sunday 10/7-10/10 = Performances of Blithe Spirit
Monday & Tuesday 10/11 & 10/12 = Auditions for Our Town
Saturday 10/16 9:00-2:00 = Prepare for Texas Thespian competitions
Saturday 10/30 = Thespian Halloween Party

Monday 11/1 = Our Town moves onto the stage
Saturday 11/6 = Fall Footlights, an evening of short plays
Sunday 11/7 3:00-6:00 = Prepare for Texas Thespian competitions
Wednesday 11/10 = School Final Dress Rehearsal for Our Town
Thursday-Sunday 11/11-11/14 = Performances of Our Town
Wednesday-Saturday 11/17-11/20 = Texas Thespians Convention, Grapevine
Monday-Friday 11/22-11/26 = Fall (Thanksgiving) Break

Saturday 12/4 = Temple Symphony Holiday Concert at the high school
Saturday 12/4 = Middle School UIL One-Act Play Contest at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium
Tuesday 12/14 = Holiday Gift to the Community
Friday 12/17 = Early release for the holidays
Friday 12/17 = Thespian Christmas Party
Monday-Monday 12/20-1/3 = Winter Break (Christmas Holidays)

Monday 1/3 = Lion King Workday, set moves onto stage
Tuesday 1/4 = Classes resume
Friday 1/7 6:30 = Auditions for UIL One-Act Play
Saturday 1/8 9:00-2:00 = Workday for The Lion King Jr.
Saturday 1/15 9:00-2:00 = Workday for The Lion King Jr.
Monday 1/17 = Workday for The Lion King Jr.
Saturday 1/22 9:00-9:00 = Technical Rehearsal for The Lion King Jr.
Sunday 1/23 2:00-9:00 = Technical Rehearsal for The Lion King Jr.
Wednesday 1/26 = School Final Dress for The Lion King Jr.
Thursday-Sunday 1/27-1/30 = Performances of The Lion King Jr.
Monday 1/31 = Rehearsals begin for the one-act play

Friday 2/11 = Submission deadline for UIL Theatrical Design Contest
Saturday 2/19 = One-Act Play Clinic in Waxahachie
Friday 2/25 = One-Act Play Clinic

Friday & Saturday 3/4 & 3/5 = One-Act Play Retreat
Thursday 3/10 = UIL District Contest, One-Act Play, Harker Heights
     (Official rehearsals the day before, 3/9)
Monday-Friday 3/14-3/18 = Spring Break
Thursday 3/24 = UIL Bi-District Contest, One-Act Play, at Temple High
     (Official rehearsals the day before, 3/23)
Saturday 3/26 = UIL District Academics Contests, Belton

Saturday, April 2 = UIL Area Contest, One-Act Play, Midway ISD Perf Arts Ctr
     (Area judges: Eric Porter, Michelle Howard Schwind, Trip Langley)
Friday-Monday 4/15-4/18 = Easter Holidays
Saturday 4/23 = UIL Region Contest, One-Act Play, University High Waco
     (Regional judges: Margaret Valenta Davis, Scott Schumann, Eric Vera)
Saturday 4/23 = UIL Region Academics Contests

Tuesday & Wednesday 5/3 & 5/4 = UIL Theatrical Design State Finals
Thursday-Saturday 5/5-5/7 = UIL State Meet, One-Act Play
     (State meet judges: Rachel Mattox, Ezekiel Morgan, Perry Crafton)
Sunday 5/22 = Thespian Banquet
Thursday 5/26 = Last day of classes, early release
Saturday 5/28 = Graduation






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

Kayla Stewart
Office 254-215-7278

Assistant Director
Evan Scott

Technical Director
Andy Reed

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30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). 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)