One Act Play
2021 Area One-Act Play event is in development Information will be posted as plans are finalized
- 7:30-8:30 a.m. - School #1
- 8:35-9:35 a.m. - School #2
- 9:40-10:40 a.m. - School #3
- 10:45-11:45 p.m. - School #4
- 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. - School #5
- 12:55-1:55 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.
Judge’s Meeting with Directors
Set up for first performance begins at 3:22 p.m.
First performance begins at 3:30 p.m.
Performances will run “back to back.” Start times will be accelerated if possible.
Judge’s Decisions and Critique
Approximately 10:00-11:15 p.m.
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.
Dr. Ewen is a professor and technical director in the Theatre Department at Howard Payne University. Since 2007, Dr. Ewen has taught courses such as Theatre History, Playwriting, Stagecraft, Stage Lighting, and Stage Combat as well as designing and executing the technical aspects of every production. In addition to his work at Howard Payne University, Dr. Ewen is has written and directed many children’s plays for the Lyric Theatre in Brownwood, TX and is the minister of music at May First Baptist Church.
Bachelor of Science in Theatre / Howard Payne University PhD in Fine Arts & Theatre / Texas Tech University
Master of Arts in Theatre / University of Texas Pan-American
I am a graduate of North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. I have directed musicals and plays for the Texas public education system, community theater and community benefits for 42 years. I currently teach musical theater for the youth theater at the Fredericksburg Theater Company and have a private piano and voice studio. I was the theater director for Mason High School’s One Act Play Company for three years - with two IA State Meet appearances: 2010 (2nd runner-up play) and 2013 (1st runner-up play). Prior to directing at the high school level, I directed Mason Junior High’s One Act for two years with two successful- winning plays. I enjoy contest managing, as well, for the UIL one act competitions. Through my involvement with the one act competition - as an audience member, a parent and as a director - I have learned the UIL One Act is much more than producing a play: It is life changing for all those who take the journey.
Bachelor of Music Education
After graduating from Oklahoma City University with a B.A. in Theatre, Katie went on to receive her M.A. in Theatre from The National University of Ireland in Galway where she interned with the experimental theatre, spectacle and processional company, Macnas. After a stint in New York City, Katie moved back to her hometown of Snyder, Texas to take over the position of her former theatre teacher, Jerry Worsham, at Snyder High School. After heading the department for 9 years and advancing to every level of the OAP Contest, Katie left SHS to be a stay at home mom.
Katie is a firm believer in the invaluable skills the UIL One Act Play instills in its participants to be “the man who is actually in the arena” striving valiantly for his “worthy cause”.
M.A. Theatre The National University of Ireland in Galway
B.A. Theatre Oklahoma City University
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.
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.
ASU provides the basic unit set.
Dressing rooms will be provided for each school in the . 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 Center
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