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Temple Hosting 4A Area One-Act Contest March 29

Temple High Theatre will be hosting the UIL 4A Area Contest for one-act plays from Districts 17 through 20. The event will be Thursday, March 29, in the Temple High Auditorium, with performances beginning at 3 p.m. and running back-to-back. Admission is $10 per person. Concessions will be available. Audience members may enter and exit only between performances.

Natasha Tolleson is serving as contest manager. Adjudicators include Melissa Green, Brad Nies and Brian Hamlin. Three of the six schools will advance to the regional contest, which will be April 13 at Atascocita High in Humble, TX.

Here is the approximate schedule, but times can vary depending on length of each show and if the contest is running on time.
    3:00 p.m. Salado High, Scuttlers
    3:50 p.m. Connally High (Waco), Should Not Cause Harm
    4:40 p.m. Liberty Hill High, More Fun Than Bowling
    5:30 p.m. Athens High, Ted Kaczynski Killed People with Bombs
    6:20 p.m. Robinson High, The Cry of the Peacock
    7:10 p.m. Tom Glenn High (Leander), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The awards ceremony will follow after the judges have deliberated and scores are tallied.


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)