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One Act Play

2020 Area One-Act Play

Monday, March 30, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule

  • 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

2:30 p.m.

 Angelo State University Auditorium, Dressing Makeup Room

Performance Schedule

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.

ASU Area OAP Hosting Packet

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

    • James Bush

      I am a retired acting/directing professor of theatre from Texas Tech University. Professionally I have worked at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego (Tony Award) The Bowery Theatre, American Southwest Theatre Company, Lubbock Community Theatre, The Anderson Model and Talent Agency, Ballet Lubbock and Moonlight Musicals, among many others. I have won numerous awards for directing, production, and design from the Kennedy Center, where I also serve as a respondent.

      As a 20-year + judge, my focus is always about the passion for the entire process of storytelling via theatre, but primarily on acting, based on my training and practice in the methods of Stanislavsky as taught by Richard Boleslavsky and Vevgeny Vakhtangov, along with the Meisner Method and Annie Bogart’s Viewpoints.

      Degrees earned:

      Ph.D, Texas Tech University
      Masters, Texas A&M-Commerce
      B.A., East Texas State University

    • Darlyne Ervin

      While serving as Chair of the Com/Theatre Department at Odessa College, I served as contest manager for multiple Regional OAP meets. Then I left to teach Theatre in public schools, directing OAP at Andrews High School for six years, advancing in various contests. While at Andrews High School, I started the Mustang Theatre Company, which now continues as a well-recognized and viable theatre program in West Texas.

      I am now retired and enjoy judging at every level. My purpose is to make the contest an educational one, with my critique reflecting both the hard work and creativity of all those who participate, whether or not they advance. I believe in the mission of UIL and OAP, and see it as an invaluable part of education in Texas.

      Degrees earned:

      M.A., B.A. in Speech Communications - Texas Tech University
      Certified in Theatre, Speech, and English

    • Katie Spence

      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”.

      Degrees earned:

      M.A. Theatre The National University of Ireland in Galway
      B.A. Theatre Oklahoma City 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


Monday, March 30, 2020

 Angelo State University Auditorium

Contest Director

Ashley Meyer

Stage Lighting Plot
Q Sheet
Campus Parking Map

ASU Hosting Packet

Entry Fee

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


Make Checks Payable to:
Angelo State University, UIL Account

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