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Temple Advances from Bi-District to Area

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team advanced to the area contest from the bi-district contest held at Longview High School contest on Saturday, March 23  Advancing along with Baby and the Bathwater were Rockwall-Heath High (Mariner) and Longview High (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Copperas Cove was the alternate advancing school. The area contest (Districts 9-10-11-12) will be Saturday, April 6, at the Midway Performing Arts Center, 800 Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX 76643. Temple will perform as the 6th and final show, at approximately 4:10 p.m.

Over 250 class 6A schools started the annual contest. At the Area level, only 48 schools remain in the competition.

The other three competitors at area will be decided at their bi-district contest on Thursday, March 28 at Prosper HS. Temple will compete against three of these six schools: McKinney (Sweet Nothing in My Ear), Prosper (Eurydice), Plano (These Shining Lives), North Garland (Shipwrecked!), Wylie (The Book of Will), JJ Pearce (Bob).

Temple's Sierra Amalbert was named Best Actress at the contest. Seth Little and Anthony Williamson were named to the All-Star Cast. Allison Quiroz was named to the All-Star Crew.

NEW: CLICK HERE to view the Facebook Photo Album from the bi-district competition.


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

YouTube (thespiansrus)

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)