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One Act Play-Regional

2021 Regional One-Act Play Meet

Thursday-Friday, April 15-16, 2021
ASU Hosting Packet

Rehearsal and Performance Positions

Rehearsals will be assigned based on a draw and availability of the schools. Rehearsals will be held Thursday and performances will be held Friday.  See the schedule below.

Download the Rehearsal/Performance Schedule
(Schedule will be available after April 5)

A Parking Permit will not be required for April 15-17, 2021.

Schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday

    Rehearsal Schedule

    • 1:00 p.m. - School 1
    • 2:00 p.m. - School 2
    • 3:00 p.m. - School 3
    • 4:00 p.m. - School 4
    • 5:00 p.m. - School 5
    • 6:00 p.m. - School 6

    Rehearsals are 50 minutes with load-in/load-out time for a total of one hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled rehearsal time. The first 5 minutes of the school’s scheduled time will be to move their scenic pieces into the theatre. All scenic pieces must be moved offstage and into the school’s designated area prior to the end of the one hour rehearsal period.

  • Friday
    Judges Meeting with Directors

    8:00 a.m.

      Angelo State University Auditorium, Dressing Makeup Room

    Performance Schedule

    Set up for first performance begins at 8:52 a.m.

    First performance begins at 9:00 a.m.

    Performances will run “back to back.” Start times will be accelerated if possible.

    Announcement of Judge’s Decisions

    Approximately 3:00 p.m.

      Angelo State University Auditorium

    Judge’s Critique

    20 minute critiques. Finished approximately 5:00 p.m.

      Angelo State University Auditorium

Quick Facts

  • Parking/Unloading

    Daytime Parking during the week will be in P27, at the Northwest Corner of the Junell Center. Unloading for One-Act Play will in P5 near the main flag poles in front of the Mayer Administration Building.

  • Critic Judges

    • Terry Lewis

      Dr. Lewis is a retired professor of Theatre at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, now living in Amarillo. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at West Texas A&M University.

      Selected as an American College Theatre Festival Faculty Fellow, Dr. Lewis has also directed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, served as the Director of the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble at Cornell University, Department Chair of Theatre and Dance at Southern Utah University, Head of Acting at Texas Tech University, and Department Chair of Theatre at Amarillo College. In 1994, Terry was awarded the Community College Theatre Educator of the year by TETA. His production of Breaking the Code was selected as the national winner of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. He has judged 5A, 3A, and 1A State UIL.

      Degrees earned:

      Ph.D., Texas Tech University
      M.A., Brigham Young University
      B.A., Southern Utah University

    • Suzanne Martin

      Suzanne Martin has been involved in educational theatre on the high school and middle school levels for 28 years. She retired in 2014 from Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S. where she served as Fine Arts Department Head. During her career, she taught in San Antonio, Plano, Waco-Midway, Duncanville and Ennis. Suzanne’s productions qualified for Region multiple times, and her students performed at the State meet in 2013. She participated in the OAP process as a director, actor, contest manager and host.

      As an adjudicator, she is committed to responding honestly and providing helpful and uplifting feedback. Suzanne strongly believes in the power of theatre to inspire students.

      Degrees earned:

      M.A. in Directing, B.S.E. in Theatre and Speech - Baylor University

    • Emily McLemore

      Emily McLemore is a passionate arts advocate, teacher and mentor. From her first experience with UIL OAP as a freshman in high school, Mrs. McLemore fell in love with the one act play process and philosophy. This passion for theatre led her to earn both her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Hardin-Simmons University and her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. McLemore taught theatre and directed UIL OAP in both rural and suburban schools spending time at both the junior high and high school levels for close to ten years and then spent a dozen years teaching art at the high school level. Mrs. McLemore is an Instructional Designer and Adjunct Theatre Instructor for Tarleton State University. Mrs. McLemore is also a published writer/playwright and researches fine arts educational practices. Mrs. McLemore enjoys using her passion for the stage and her gifts in design and directing as a critic judge. At the end of the day, her goal is to be a strong and positive voice for directors and students.

      Degrees earned:
      BA - Theatre / Hardin-Simmons University MA-Educational Leadership/ University of North Texas MFA- Theatre/ Florida Atlantic University

  • Authorized Personnel

    In accordance with UIL regulations, only students listed in the Official Eligibility Notice may be in the stage and dressing areas. Only eligible students may participate in the capacity as members of the contest company.

  • Auditorium Theatre

    The ASU Auditorium is a 400+ seat proscenium theatre, which underwent a major rigging upgrade in the summer of 2012, and an audio system upgrade in January 2015.

    Angelo State University has a fully programmable light board. The light board will be programmed by the host school prior to rehearsals at the participants request. A lighting cue sheet will be due at least one week prior to rehearsals to ensure the cues are programmed prior to the start of rehearsal. Each school will also be responsible for bringing one flash drive/jump drive for a backup save of their show.

  • Unit Set

    ASU provides the basic unit set.

  • Dressing Rooms

    Dressing rooms will be provided for each school in the   University Center. You may plan to leave personal belongings there during performances and should remove them immediately after the performance is concluded. Please leave valuables with a sponsor.

  • University Hosts

    Students from the ASU Visual and Performing Arts Department will act as hosts for the One-Act Play casts. A University Host will be waiting at the loading door of the auditorium when you arrive to unload and will be able to answer questions, direct unloading of scenery and props, and assist in any other way desired.


For more information, contact the Contest Manager or Contest Director

Contest Manager

Allen Otto has been involved with UIL One-Act Play since 2001, working in competitions from Zone to State. Allen holds a BA from Trinity University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston
School of Law and is currently the chief trial attorney in the Crimes Against Children Division for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During his time at Trinity University, Allen directed and performed and continues to be actively involved in theatre in the Houston area, including directing shows and coaching summer theatre camps for High School and Middle School students. Allen has also worked with Houston ISD to help build and grow participation in UIL Elementary, Middle, and High School tournaments and coached High School students in acting, performance skills, and public speaking. In addition to OAP adjudication, Allen is a UIL certified contest manager helping organize contests since 2009. Allen has served as a judge for various UIL events at the District, Region, and State levels.


April 15-16, 2021

 Angelo State University Auditorium

Contest Manager

Allen Otto

Stage Lighting Plot
Q Sheet
Campus Parking Map

Entry Fee/Certification

The entry fee for each One-Act Play is $750 and must be submitted by each school at time of rehearsal.


Make Checks Payable to:
Angelo State University, UIL Account

Public Admission

Admission to the One-Act Play performances is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Directors, cast members, and production crews participating in the Regional One-Act Play Contest will not be charged an admission fee.

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