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Temple Middle School One-Act Play Performances February 25

The three Temple Middle Schools will have public performances of their One-Act Plays on Monday, February 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium, 1717 E Avenue J, Temple, TX 76501. Admission is $5 per person. The location is different this year because of construction at the high school. The three shows will run back-to-back beginning at 6 p.m., Bonham will be 1st, Travis will be 2nd (approx, 6:45), and Lamar will be 3rd (approx. 7:15).

The actual competition for Bonhan, Lamar and Travis was held on the preceding Saturday with Critic Judge Cheryl Painter. Cheryl is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Directing and Theatrical Production.

Lamar Middle School's production of The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculaton was ranked first (Director Spencer Tolleson). Bonham Middle School's production of Bad Auditions by Bad Actors was ranked second (Director Jonathan Spear). Travis Science Academy's production of A Thousand Cranes was ranked third (Directors Jennifer Tucker and Patrick Dolan).

Best Actress was Alivea Johnson (Bonham) with Best Actor Jackson Romans (Lamar)

The All-Star Cast included Matiaya Dotson (Lamar), Skylar Gordon (Travis), Chasen Hamson (Bonham), Ashli Hauersperger (Lamar) Sophia Pacheco (Travis), Thomas Painter (Lamar), David Petrarcho (Travis), Avery Tarbet (Bonham).

The Honorable Mention All-Star Cast included Carmel Ankrom (Bonham), Izabella Dackett (Bonham), Sanyyah Galbreath (Lamar), Ashten Gradey (Bonham), Jayson Vahue (Bonham), Aurora Ismaili (Lamar), Alx Oradeskey (Lamar), Carolina Rodriguez (Travis).

Outstanding Tech Crew was from Lamar and Outstanding Technician was Zoey Hodges (Bonham).



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)