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Bi-District Contest Saturday, April 4 at Midway PAC

The UIL has suspended this contest for the time being.

Temple's One-Act Play Team will be competing at the Bi-District  Contest on Saturday, April 4, at the Midway ISD Performing Arts Center, 800 North Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX 76643. Temple will be the 3rd school to perform.

Performances begin at 12 Noon and run back-to-back. (*approximate time)
12 Noon  Rockwall High, Death of a Salesman  (Photos)
*12:55 p.m. Rockwall-Heath High. Yerma  (Photos)
*1:50 p.m. Temple High, Mac Beth
*2:45 p.m. Robert E. Lee High (Tyler), The Cripple of Inishmaan  (Photos)
*3:40 p.m. Midway High, Shakespeare in Hollywood
*4:35 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 Nancy Jo Humfeld, Gregory Arp and Joe Brown. Contest manager is Jerry Blake. (CLICK HERE to read about the judges and the contest manager.)

Nothing has been announced yet about an admission charge. 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.

Temple's rehearsal time will be Friday, March 20, at 5:40 p.m. Three of the six schools will advance to the area contest, which will be Saturday, April 4, at the Midway Performing Arts Center.


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)