Changes to Spring MeetContestant Entry
Open Sunday noon to Monday midnight after Area contests.
Community Standards Compliance Form
OAP Spring Meet Alignments
Spring Meet Entry
Student Activity Conferences
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
The 2015-16 Prompt is posted on the UIL website.
Tne procedures for organizing the 2016 OAP B-District Meets are now online. Please remember that both districts are involved in the planning process. This is not based on unilateral decisions.
All schools advancing to Area competition will need to submit this form to the contest manager. We will not be able to make changes to your online entries via the Spring Meet Entry System until you have advanced to Region. The form can be found on the Bi-District and Area pages of the Theatre site under Advancing Information.
All schools advancing to Bi-District competition will need to submit this form to the contest manager. We wil not be able to make changes to your online entries via the Spring Meet Entry System until you have advanced to Area. The form can be found on the Bi-District and Zone/ District pages of the Theatre site.