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. Allen took his love of storytelling into his career and as a chief trial attorney in Harris County, has gotten to advocate for crime victims in more than 50 jury trials.
Allen remains active in the Houston theater community, creating clinics and experiences for high schools and middle schools across the state to promote the joy of theatre in youth. In addition, Allen travels across the US and Canada to assist choral groups in developing organic performance through song. Allen has also worked with Houston ISD to help build and grow participation in UIL Elementary, Middle, and High School tournaments. In addition to Contest Managing, Allen has served as a judge for various UIL events at the District, Region, and State levels.
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 as members of the contest company.
ASU provides the basic unit set.
Dressing rooms will be provided for each school. You may plan to leave personal belongings there during performances – and you should retrieve them immediately after the performance is concluded. Please leave valuables with a parent or sponsor.
Students from ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will act as hosts for the One-Act Play teams. 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 needed.
For more information, contact the contest manager or contest director.