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Theatre Director:
Luis Muñoz

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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 five possible levels of competition: Zone, District, Area, Region, and State. At each level of competition a judge awards individual acting awards as well as selecting two productions to advance to the next level of competition. 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

March 28, 2014
State Film Finalist Announced

State finalists have been announced for Focus: The UIL Young Filmmakers Festival.

March 21, 2014

State semifinal qualifiers have been announced for Focus: The UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. 126 films were selected in the categories of animation, documentary and narrative. State final qualifiers will be announced March 28.

February 24, 2014

The Theatrical Design Contest state qualifiers have been announced.

January 22, 2014
Two Plays Removed from Play List

IS HE DEAD is no longer available for contest use.  We have removed it from the approved play list.  The publisher will not grant permission.  Dark of the Moon was also removed late last year.

September 17, 2013

Click on the link to access. This Form is not an entry form.  It is used to give us an idea of how many plan to participate.

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