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Theatre Director:
Paula Rodriguez

Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-9996

Department Fax:
512-471-7388

Mailing Address:
1701 Manor Rd.
Austin, Texas 78722

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

November 02, 2018
Contest Manager Certification Now Available

The online certification modules for One-Act Play Contest Managers AVAILABLE NOW. Go to https://www.uiltexas.org/theatre/contest-managers  or to the Main Page of the UIL website. (Look for "Register My Athelete") to CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT. 

July 24, 2018
Bi-District Representatives Registration is Due

We still have numerous districts who have not registered their Bi-District contact for 2018-19. Time is of an essence. Complete Bi-District Site and Judge reports are due by August 10th.  To see if your district has reported go to the appropriate link. (i.e  6A Contact List and Pairings 2019-20).  These links can be found under "Contest Materials" at :

http://www.uiltexas.org/theatre/bi-district

The representative needs to fill out the form found at this LINK. For Bi-District planning procedures download the instructions at this Link.

 

LINKS:

Represenatative Charts : http://www.uiltexas.org/theatre/bi-district

Representative Registration Form: www.uiltexas.org/machform/view.php?id=417427

Bi-District Procedures: http://www.uiltexas.org/files/academics/theatre/Bi-District_Information_Guide_2018-19_2.pdf

May 03, 2018
2019 and 2020 Bi-District Pairings Posted

The pairing for Bi-District contests in 2019 and 2020 are now posted on the UIL website. You will find them on the Bi-District page. 

The Academic Organizing Chairs for the Academic districts need to appoint the district representative by May 20th, 2018.

Organizing Chairs for Academics can be found in the Alignments link of the Athlectics page. 

Representatives must fill out the form on the" Bi-District OAP Representative 2019-20" link by May 20th.

All contest information must be submitted to the League by August 10, 2018.

This information is needed to make decisions about judging for your zone and district contests.

May 03, 2018
2019 and 2020 Bi-District Pairings Posted

The pairing for Bi-District contests in 2019 and 2020 are now posted on the UIL website. You will find them on the Bi-District page. 

The Academic Organizing Chairs for the Academic districts need to appoint the district representative by May 20th, 2018.

Organizing Chairs for Academics can be found in the Alignments link of the Athlectics page. 

Representatives must fill out the form on the" Bi-District OAP Representative 2019-20" link by May 20th.

All contest information must be submitted to the League by August 10, 2018.

This information is needed to make decisions about judging for your zone and district contests.

March 23, 2018

The 2018 State Qualifiers in Theatrical Design are now posted on the UIL Theatrical Design page.

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