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Information Page for "Mac Beth" One-Act Play

Adapted by Erica Schmidt
From Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Temple High School's entry in the annual UIL One-Act Play Contest

On an autumn afternoon, in an abandoned lot outside the city, seven school girls meet up to perform a play. In an urban wasteland, the girls in their tartan school uniforms transform into witches, ghosts and kings. They hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth — in Shakespeare’s original text — as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, blood and music, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry, while at the same time, these young women discover what’s done cannot be undone.

Saturday 2/29 = UIL Zone Contest, Waco University High School
     Judges = Rachel Harrah, David Nanny, Mike Schraeder
Saturday 3/7 = UIL District Contest, Midway ISD PAC
     Judges = Phillip Morgan, Michael Harlan, Carla Schumann
Saturday, 4/4 = UIL Bi-District Contest, Midway ISD PAC
     Judges = Nancy Jo Humfeld, Gregory Arp, Joe Brown
Saturday 4/4 = UIL Area Contest, Midway ISD PAC (revised date)
     Judges = Jason Krueger, Terri Castleberry, Allen Otto
To be decided = UIL Regional Contest, Waco University High School
     Judges = Alanna Patterson, Mark Pickell, Eric Vera
Saturday 5/2 = UIL 6A State One-Act Performances
     Judges = Michael Kim Frederick, Kelsey Kling, Kathy Harvey


Macbeth = Sereniti Patterson
Lady Macbeth = Olivia Cabrera
Macduff = Genevieve Myers
Banquo, Seyton, Messenger = Kerynn Eckenrode
Witch 1, Ross, Porter, Murderer 1 = Jasmin Buckner
Witch 2, Malcolm, Angus, Murderer 2 = Torrie Culp
Witch 3, Duncan, Fleance, Lenox, Gentlewoman = Mimansha Shrestha


Allison Quiroz,  stage manager
Ricardo Fontanez, lights/booth
Jonathan Equels, backstage lights
Michael Jones, sound
Daniel Salazar,  sound/lights
Alyssa Amador, props
Penelope Gonzalez, props
Alievea Johnson, props
Kelsi Seiter, props
Conner Hardy, set
Cameron Hooper, set
Austin Madsen, set
Michael Rodriquez,  set

Lauren Bruckbauer, costumes
Dacey Dulaney, costumes
Jillian Knox, costumes
Julia Prather, costumes


Natasha Tolleson, Kayla Stewart,
Spencer Tolleson, Joe Lombardi


Amy Alarcon, Carmel Ankrom, Terry Austin, Liam Bro, Jenna Bubenik, Michelle Boyles, Janice Cody, Noah Delgado, Colin Fowler, Natalie Greenfield, Nogaye Gueye, Kyle Kilgore, Erica Lynch,  Jackson Romans, Holden Rounds, Victoria Stanley and Marshall Thomas.


DELETED FROM THE TEAM = Matthew Harris, Melody Oradesky, Jacob Edwards


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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

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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)