Plano East Wins State One-Act Play Contest
Plano East Theatre's production of THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO won first place at the UIL State One Act Play Contest on Saturday, May 8. The contest was held in the Bass Performance Hall on the UT campus.
The students performed for over 2000 people and were treated to the only standing ovation of the day!
- Ozi Akagha - State Best Actress and Samuel French Award
- Colin Welch - State All Star Cast
- Chris Villalobos - State Honorable Mention All Star Cast
- Pierce Purselley - State Honorable Mention All Star Cast
- Additional Winning Cast & Crew:
Sarah King, Tatiana Hullender, Lindsay Coffin, Alan Kahn, Thomas Magbee, Bethany Law, T.J. Adams, David Quintero, Ruchi Fruitwala, Jessica Andrewartha, Brandt Gentry
This production was directed by Plano East Theatre Teacher Lisa Hale.
PSHS Wins State Theatrical Design Contest
The first-ever entry in the UIL State Theatrical Design Contest by a Plano school lead to top results. Plano Senior High students Ashley Sykes, Garrett Graham and Emily Ward earned first place in the Team Design Catagory.
Garrett Graham took third place in Publicity Design, and Emily Ward received third place in Set Design. The PSHS team came in second in the Overall Team Performance Catagory. PSHS Theatre teachers are Greg Arp and Abby Kraemer.
Plano West Students and Teacher Named to State Honor Crew
Alex Fejer and BJ Johnson were chosen to be on the UIL State Honor Crew for the UIL One-Act Plays. The students applied and based on their application and recommendations, were chosen to be on the crew where they were able to run lights, sound, and backstage crew for all the 3A, 4A, and 5A UIL One-Act State Plays. Their Technical Director is Norv Sykes.
Theatre Director, Carla Ford-Rich was chosen for the All Star Teacher Honor Crew where she work as a Box Office Manager for the UIL One-Act Play Competition at Bass Hall on the UT Campus.
High School One-Act Play Festival Results
Each year, Plano ISD hosts a High School One-Act Play Competition for the five Plano ISD High Schools. The 2005-06 competition was held at Plano Senior High on November 19th. This competiition prepares our High School students for the UIL One Act Play Competition they will perform in at the Senior High School level.
- Vines HS - "The Foreigner"
- Clark HS - "Fortress"
- Jasper HS - "Picnic" (Alternate)
Best Actress - Hillary Brainerd, Shepton
Best Actor - Robert Rushin, Vines
All Star Cast -
- Dustin Tsai, Williams
- Chloe Warden, Clark
- Caroline Carter, Jasper
- Elizabeth Evan, Vines
- Nick Cameola, Shepton
- Nick Kinnaird, Vines
- Justin Amos, Vines
- Brent Wenger, Jasper
- Andres Parra, Clark
- The Ensemble, Clark
Honorable Mention All Star Cast -
- David Price, Vines
- Chris Ferguson, Vines
- Brittany Bauman, Vines
- Vicky Wolverton, Williams
- Caroline Kalmes, Williams
- Neha Sharma, Clark
- Lauren Jacobs, Shepton
- Alex Reynolds, Shepton
- Meghan Bragers, Jasper
- Lindsay Tomson, Shepton
Technical Awards -
- Monica Ruiz, Clark
- Ciera Terry, Williams
- Tyler Brannen, Jasper
- Amy East, Shepton
- Morgan Scott, Vines
East Wins First Runner-Up in State One-Act Play
Plano East Senior High's one-act production
of "Big Love" was honored as the First Runner-up in the 2004
State One-Act Play Contest sponsored by the University Interscholastic
Melissa Wright was named Best Actress at
the competition and Greg Bussell was selected for the All Star
In the road to state, the production achieved
the following additional honors:
Region II Champs
- Best Actor – Cody Winchester
- All Start Cast – Melissa Wright, Jason Villalobos, Brittany
- Honorable Mention – Greg Bussell
Area 1 Champs
- All Star Cast – Melissa Wright
- All Start Cast – Brittany West
- All Start Technical – Joy Shepler
- Honorable Mention – Greg Bussell
District 9 5A Champs
- Best Actress – Melissa Wright
- Best Actor – Jason Villalobos
- All Star Cast – Andrea Chiarello
- All Star Technical – Joy Shepler
- Honorable Mention – Matt Sokolowsky & Brittany West
Plano West Has Two Students Chosen for State Honor Crew
Seth Bursell and Harrison Givens were chosen
to be on the UIL State Honor Crew for the UIL One-Act Plays. The
students applied and based on their application and recommendations,
were chosen to be on the crew where they were able to run lights,
sound, and backstage crew for all the 3A, 4A, and 5A UIL One-Act
Plano West Advances to Area UIL One-Act Play Competition
Plano West Senior High's production of "Stage Door" advanced
to Area competition and collected the following awards:
District One-Act Play:
- All Star Cast – Hunter Herdlicka, Katherine Terrell, Donald
- All Star Technical – John Skidmore
Area One-Act Play
- All Star Cast – Donald Ethridge
- Honorable Mention Award – Katherine Terrell & Hunter
Plano Senior High School Receives Awards at District UIL One-Act
- All Star Cast – Tyler Ward
- Honorable Mention Award – Dana Cooper
- Technical Award – Stephanie Formas
Middle Schools Compete in One-Act Play Contest
Two PISD Middle Schools competed in the Middle School One-Act
Play Competition in Denton. The following awards were received.
Wilson Middle School : "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"
- Superior Rating
- Best Actor – Nik Kinnaird
- Best Actress – Eva Sikes
- All Star Cast – Mysti Hawkins, Chris Hartman, David Forinash
- Honorable Mention – Daksha Arjun
- All Star Crew – Lizzy Evans
- Best All Around Crew – William Alder
Frankford Middle School: "Sorry Wrong Number"
- All Star Cast – Drew Feldman
- Honorable Mention – Brian McCaffrey