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Temple One-Act Advances to Regional April 22

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team advanced from area to the regional contest on Friday, April 8. The area contest was held at Lone Star College in Tomball. Temple is now one of only 24 schools remaining in this single-elimination statewide tournament. Advancing with Temple were Magnolia High (Bob: A Life in Five Acts) and Pflugerville Connally (Mrs. Packard).

Every one of Temple's five cast members received an acting award. This is very rare in one-act play competition since there are only 18 total acting awards to be given to the six schools. Andrew Tye was named Best Actor in the area. Emma Tolleson and Daniel Eshbaugh were named to the All-Star Cast, and Latrice Scott and Ta'Shawn Chunn were selected for the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Taylor Wilson was named an All-Star Technician.

Temple also won the Area Spike Tape Race with team members Gabe Fontanez, Emma Poehlmann, Isabel Suarez-Cruz and Seth Little (pictured at right).

The regional contest will be Friday, April 22 in the Slocomb Auditorium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena TX 77505. Competition begins at 2 p.m. with Temple as the second show. Admission is $10 per person. Two of the six schools will advance from the regional contest to the state finals in Austin.

Performance order at the regional contest will be:
(1) 2 p.m. Fort Bend Ridge Point, We Happy Few
(2) Temple High, Bug
(3) Pflugerville Connally, Mrs. Packard
(4) Magnolia High, Bob: A Life in Five Acts
(5) Fort Bend Elkins, Silent Sky
(6) Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, The Diviners

CLICK HERE for Information Page  with cast and crew listings.


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)