Contact Information

Theatre Director:
Luis Muñoz

Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-9996

Department Fax:
512-471-7388

Mailing Address:
1701 Manor Rd.
Austin, Texas 78722

Theatre
& Film

UIL Theatre and Film

One-Act Play
Enrollment

Enrollment is now open. Contact state office if you have questions.

Enrollment

Community Standards And Copyright Compliance Form

New Form Available by October 1st, 2016

OAP Academic Alignments

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 1,200 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 300 members of the Texas Theatre Adjudicator and Officials Organization. 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 & Film — News & Updates

August 03, 2016

New procedures for submitting plays not on the approved lists and forms for pre-submission are now posted on the UIL website. They can be found under "Resources and Forms."

June 08, 2016

The 2017 UIL OAP Regional Judging Panels are now posted.

April 25, 2016

The UIL OAP 90th Annual State Meet Schedule has been posted on the UIL website. Link Here.

March 21, 2016

After reviewing 658 entries in this year's Theatrical Design Contest, the panel of adjudicators have made their selections.  The 142 entries that will be exhibited at the UIL State Meet can be found at this link.

February 18, 2016

After three rounds of judging the finalists in the UIL Young Filmmaker Festival have been announced. The contest started with 750 entries and the State audience will get to see the final forty-eight in the two divisions and six categories.  Congratulations!

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