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Drama Festival

One Act Plays and Dramatic Interpretations

Festival Support is provided by Tyler Civic Theatre.
Click to REGISTER STUDENTS - beginning October 23.

The Drama Festival is for Middle and High School students interested in the fine arts and is designed to give these students a positive theater experience that fosters participation in, commitment to and appreciate of quality theater. It encourages students to appreciate that theater is a collaborative art form in which each student can recognize the value of an individual's contribution to the ensemble.

At the Middle School Level, the group presents a One Act Play. The contest does not identify a "best play" from those participating, but each play is judged against a standard, and each school receives a rating based on that standard. The critic judge provides positive suggestions to assist the students in continued participation in theater. Each school or group with students in grades 6 through 8 may register 1 play in the Middle School Level of the Festival.

The focus at the High School Level is dramatic interpretation. Each school or group may register 3 entries in each Division at the High School Level - Monologues, Duologues, Musical Theater Solos, and Musical Theater Ensemble

Middle School Awards

  • All participants receive a Certificate of Recognition.
  • Each cast receives a trophy.
  • Outstanding Performers, one male and one female, are selected and receive medallions and are eligible to apply for Academic Rodeo Middle School Scholarships.
  • Up to 10 All Star Cast Members are selected and each receives an All Star Cast Ribbon.

High School Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be chosen in each Division (Monologues, Duologues, Musical Theater Solos, and Musical Theater Ensembles) and the appropriate medallions will be awarded to each. Place winners may apply for Academic Rodeo High School Scholarships.
  • Musical Theater Ensembles will receive a trophy for the group plus place ribbons for each student.
  • All participants who do not place will receive a Certificate of Recognition.
2020 HS Monologue
2020 HS Duologue
2020 HS Duologue
2020 Musical Theater Solo
2020 Musical Theater Ensemble
2020 Musical Theater Ensemble
2020 Musical Theater Ensemble
2020 One Act Play
2020 One Act Play
2020 One Act Play
2020 One Act Play
2019
2019
2019
2018
2018
2018 Sound/Lighting Techs

Building B Photos for Participating Groups

View of stage from opposite wall of building
Close-up of opening at back of stage (white board is NOT hanging in opening)
Side view of stage, entrance to stair area behind stage, and entrance to Men's restroom
View of stairs on one side of stage
View of area for sound and lighting set-up and control
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