One Act Play
Regional One-Act Play will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013. Performances begin at 1:00 p.m. All area contest winners should have received a packet of contest instructions from their area contest managers. If these instructions were not received, you are requested to contact the Regional Contest Manager listed below.
Advancing plays must be certified online no later than midnight, April 12, 2013.
For further information or questions regarding the One-Act Play competition, please contact:
One-Act Play Contest Manager
Mr. Mark Holtorf
Department of Fine Arts and Speech
Fax: 254-968-9239 or Box T-1163
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402
Instructions For Directors
Rehearsals will go in the same order as performance times. These were determined by a drawing by the area. Rehearsals will be scheduled on Thursday evening and Friday morning, April 18-19. A and B are alphabetical by play title exclusive of articles.
2. Entries and Fees
The $400 fee for each play must be submitted to the Contest Manager on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Directors meeting.
3. Directors' Meeting
The directors' meeting will be at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Green Room of the Fine Arts Center.
Assigned performance and rehearsal time are determined by drawing. Details will be sent by Regional Contest Manager as to your exact time.
1:00 p.m. ... 1. Area 1 B
TBA ............ 2. Area 2 B
TBA ............ 3. Area 2 A
TBA ............ 4. Area 3 B
TBA ............ 5. Area 3 A
TBA ............ 6. Area 1 A
TBA ............ Critique
(Times are approximate, with plays running back-to-back)
5. Technical assistance
Tarleton State University Department of Fine Arts and Speech will serve as host and will provide technical assistance for the contests. Except for (1) unloading, (2) setting up scenery and properties, (3) striking scenery and properties, and (4) loading. All technical activities will be provided by Tarleton State University. Competing schools shall provide an advisor for each technical activity.
Each director must present proof of royalty and any letters of permission relating to the play or set additions.
6. Loading and Unloading
All schools should plan to unload thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled rehearsal time. Unloading will take place at the dock at the rear of the Auditorium. Each school must load as soon as all performances are finished.
7. Dressing Rooms
All schools may use the dressing rooms in the backstage area of the Auditorium. The room will be assigned according to the size of each cast. No group should leave the dressing room or Green Room until called by the stage manager. At that time, the group which has been called will move to the stage to set up and perform. The rooms should be kept clean and neat at all times. Each group will be expected to enter the dressing room no earlier than 1 1/2 hours prior to its performance time and to use the dressing room no longer than forty-five (45) minutes following performance and strike.
The University Interscholastic League Unit Set will be available at the contest site. The plan should list the set pieces which will be used. Please remember that all additions to the basic set must have the approval of the UIL State Office.
Participating schools shall bring all properties.
Awards will be presented following the performance of the last play. Plaques will be presented to the two plays advancing to state, gold medals to the best actor and best actress, silver medals to the members of the All-Star Cast, bronze medals to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, and fifteen gold medals for each of the two Advancing Companies.*
All schools are expected to participate in the critique sessions immediately after each contest. The session will take place in the Auditorium.
12. House/Box Office Policy
Admission will be $6 per student and $8 per adult. Complimentary tickets will be provided for those listed on each schools eligibility notice. No one may enter the house while a performance is in progress and no one may attend a performance while wearing a costume or theatrical make-up.
Judges Panel: Charles Jeffries, Beverly Murray, Troy Tinney
The Use Of Cameras Or Recording Devices Of Any Type Is Strictly Forbidden.
All Cell Phones Must Be Turned Off During The Contest.
* Any schools wishing to purchase additional medals may do so through the UIL State Office.