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Results from State Thespian Convention, November 21-23

     Temple High's Thespian Troupe was named an All-Star Troupe at the state convention. The award is based on a troupe display created by each troupe. Out of the approximately 310 high-school troupes attending, only 23 were recognized with the All-Star Award. Temple had previously been named one of six Outstanding Texas Troupes for 2019-2020 (see separate article),
     Temple's Mask Making Team placed second in the state. The team included Kylie Burke, Olivia Cabrera, Kelsi Seiter and Morgan Madsen.
     Temple's short film entry, "Thirst", received nominations for best directing, best ensemble comedy, and best performance in a comedy (Daniel Salazar).
     Temple performed a shortened version of its play Wilderness to a room full of students and directors. The room held almost 500 people.
     Olivia Cabrera's technical entry for makeup received a perfect score and was one of three selected to be honored at the all-convention closing ceremony.
     All other technical entries (theatre marketing, lighting design, sound design and set design) received superior ratings (the highest possible score). The group musical team also received a superior rating. A superior score means you qualified for advancement to the national contest.



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)