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March 04, 2021
Updated Guidelines and FAQ

Updated Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions--updated March 4, 2021

February 08, 2021
OAP Changes to Face Covering Requirements and Updates 2/8/21

To remain consistent with the UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines, the UIL has amended the requirement released January 8, 2021, requiring face coverings while performing in One-Act Play.

Per the UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines in accordance with Executive Order GA-29: All employees, parents, visitors and students 10 years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or playing in the contest, unless an exception listed in the Risk Mitigation Guidelines applies.

One-Act Play participants must wear face coverings in all other aspects of the contest except when performing onstage.

Safety protocol requirements may vary from site to site. Local site protocols, which may require wearing face coverings while performing, must be followed by participating schools. Spectator capacity may be limited to less than the 50% allowed in the UIL Risk Mitigation Guidelines. Host sites shall communicate safety protocol requirements to the contest manager, directors and adjudicators at least 21 days before the contest for zone, district and bi-district contests. Protocols for region and state sites will be posted by April 1 on the UIL website.

The updated SPRING 2021 OAP Planning Guide is posted on the Resources and Forms page, the Contest Manager's page and Director pages.

January 08, 2021
OAP Spring Changes and Updates NOW POSTED

Please read the current One Act Play COVID-19 changes on UIL Academic Update page. The updated SPRING 2021 OAP Planning Guide is posted in Resources and Forms, the Contest Manager's page and Director pages.

January 06, 2021

Deadline to submit Film contest entry HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

New deadline to submit Film Contest entries is Friday, February 5, 2021. See Film Handbook for contest details. 

October 27, 2020
One-Act Play / Film / Theatrical Design October newsletter

October news HERE

September 18, 2020
Middle School/Junior High One-Act Play Planning Guide Fall, 2020

A Fall 2020 Planning Guide and FAQ's for Middle School/Junior High Directors and Contest Managers

May 04, 2020
Theatrical Design State Results

The results 2019-2020 Theatrical Design are now posted!

April 13, 2020
State Judging Underway for the UIL Theatrical Design State Contest

Over 700 Theatrical Design entries were submitted by the February 8 deadline. The State Qualifiers were announced in March.

Online Awards Ceremony and the 2020-2021 Theatrical Design Play Announcement will take place on May 4!

Check back for more details to be announced on the UIL Theatre website.

Congratulations to all Theatrical Design Participants for their outstanding work this year!

April 06, 2020
Online Teaching Resources

Online Teaching Resources

National Federation of State High School Associations ( NFHS)

Copyright Guidance:

Understanding Copyright and Compliance Course (FREE):

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA)

Resources for Creating Online Learning:

Click to Teach/Click to Learn:

Additional Online Resources

Support for Freelance Artists: 

Texas Educational Theatre Association:

Texas Thespians:

Kennedy Center Theatre Resources:

The Folger Shakespeare Library

March 23, 2020
Update: Remote Learning/Coaching/Directing

March 23, 2020

During statewide school suspension, remote learning/coaching of UIL activities is allowed through electronic, video or teleconferencing type methods. Schools shall limit instruction for UIL activities to a maximum of eight hours per week per activity, in addition to a maximum of sixty minutes per day Monday through Friday.

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