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District One-Act Contest is Saturday, March 7 at Midway PAC

Temple's One-Act Play Team will be going for its 28th Consecutive District Championship during the 12-6A contest on Saturday, March 7, at the Midway ISD Performing Arts Center, 800 North Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX 76643. Temple will be the 5th school to perform.

Performances begin at 2 p.m. and run back-to-back. (*approximate time)
2:00 p.m. Killeen High, Sylvia
*2:50 p.m. Shoemaker High, Wit
*3:40 p.m. Belton High, The Last Lifeboat
*4:30 p.m. Midway High, Shakespeare in Hollywood
*5:20 p.m. Temple High, Mac Beth
*6:00 p.m. Waco High, Ada and the Engine
Auditorium doors are typically closed during each performance and audience members may enter or leave only between performances.

Critic judges include Phillip Morgan, Michael Harlan and Carla Schumann. Contest manager is Jerry Blake.

There is no charge for admission at this level of the contest. If driving from Temple on Interstate 35, take Exit 325 (Hewitt Drive) and turn left. Stay on Hewitt Drive for around 4.5 miles and you will see the Performing Arts Center on your right, in front of the football stadium.

Three of the six schools will advance to the bi-district contest, which will be Saturday, April 4 (revised date), at the Midway Performing Arts Center. Temple is out of school March 8-15 for spring break.


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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Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
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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
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4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
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