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Theatre Director:
Luis Muñoz

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Department Phone:
512-471-9996

Department Fax:
512-471-7388

Mailing Address:
1701 Manor Rd.
Austin, Texas 78722

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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 31, 2015

The interactive pdf Handbook for A+ One-Act Play Junior High Contests is now available on the Theatre site under "Resources and Forms," "Contest Manager Information" and "Junior High Contests."

August 08, 2015

The new interactive pdf version of the 22nd edition is now online.  As a pdf, you can download it to your iPad, Android, phone, laptop or if you're like me, print a copy.

The A+ Middle School OAP Handbook will be out late August.

August 03, 2015

THe new 2016 TTAO Abode Acrobat Writable Contest Manager Contracts are now posted.

July 02, 2015

The 2015-16 Prompt is posted on the UIL website.

May 29, 2015
OAP and Theatrical Design State Meet Results Are Posted

Results from the 89th Annual State One-Act Play Contest and the 10th Annual State Theatrical Design Contest are now posted on the UIL website.

OAP Results

Theatrical Design Results

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