Theatre Contact Info

Theatre Director:
Luis Muñoz

Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-9996

Department Fax:
512-471-7388

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8028
Austin, Texas 78713

Ground Address:
1701 Manor Rd.
Austin, Texas 78723

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The League's One-Act Play Contest, founded in 1927, is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League's theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.

The UIL One-Act Play contest is a competition where similarly sized Texas schools present an 18-40 minute play and may be adjudicated by a panel of three judges or a single judge. The contest is held on a single day and open to the public. There are six possible levels of competition: Zone, District, Bi-Distrct, Area, Region, and State. At each level of competition a judge awards individual acting awards as well as selecting three productions to advance to the next level of competition up to the Regional Level where only two will advance to the State Level. After the awards are announced a Judge gives an oral critique to each of the schools. Because of the wide participation and diversity of plays produced certain rules and guidelines have been adopted by the State One-Act Play Office. These rules are in place to ensure safety, allow for equity, satisfy legal standards, and make the running of the contest practical.

Theatre News & Updates

August 18, 2014

Information about the 2014-15 UIL Young Filmmakers Festival is now available on our website.  Links to the "Intent to Participate" form, Judging Application and a pdf of the evaluation form are now available.

August 15, 2014

The pdf document showing information on Texas performing facilities is now online.  The document contains information from last Spring's survey and is limited to what was received by May 28, 2014.  It includes stage and rental information.

August 11, 2014

Information concerning the 2015 Bi-District meets for One-Act Play has been posted. Information will be posted as provided by the contest.

August 07, 2014

A correction was made to the pdf on 8/15/14.  The new 21st edition  HANDBOOK is now available.  The pdf form is interactive and contains hyperlinks to other pages in the cuments, outside links to the C&CR, the UIL website and allows you to download documents. 

August 05, 2014
Corrections To Area Meet Chart Posted

Please note corrections to the area meet meet assignments in conferences 2A (Region 4)  and 1A (Region 3). 

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