One-Act PlayContestant Entry
Contestants must be entered by deadline.
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 charts showing judges available by date, are now posted on the Theatre website. The survey was conducted a week ago.
Last night the results of the the 2nd annual UIL Young Filmmakers Festival were annoncd at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. With almost 600 in attendance, the 41 films were screened and awards were presented. If you were not able to attend. Go to this link to see the incredible work Texas' young filmmakers are producing.
The films that have qualified for the 2nd Annual UIL Filmmakers Festival have been announced. Congratulations to all 650 films that entered the contest.
The results are in from Round 2 and the list of films advancing to the State UIL Young Filmmakers Festival Semi-Finals are now posted at this link. These films will be adjudicated and the State Finalists will be announced at the end of this week.
After screeening 650 films, the UIL's 135 judges have made their sewlections and advanced films to Round 2 of this year's contest.