One-Act Play

One-Act Play | MacArthur High School Auditorium

Daryl Fleming – One-Act Play Contest Director
All inquiries should be addressed to Daryl Fleming, either at his home
phone number (512) 353-8719 or cell (512) 753-9476 or
Email: blkgp18@gmail.com

DO NOT CONTACT MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTORS WITH QUESTIONS/CONCERNS.

THE ONE-ACT PLAY CONTEST DATE IS Thursday, April 6.

Rehearsals Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

 

Results of the Area meet will be certified by noon the day following the meet.  Directors can make substitutions after that time.  I will pull the program information from the UIL website for the Region Meet.

With Area Meets concluding on April 16, and Region five days later, it will be difficult to mail scripts to the judges in time for them to study them carefully.  However, directors might try sending scripts overnight if possible.  I am sure judges will be in transit the day before contest.  Another allowance for this and if the director feels confident, as they should, they might send scripts early the week of April 11 clearly indicating that the script will be performed at Region if the school advances.  Scripts must be the published copy with acting lines clearly indicated.  Photocopies or manuscripts are only permitted if you show you have permission to copy.  (Please include permission to copy with your script if this applies to you.)

Critic Judges for 2017: 

Susan Loughran
3621 Leadville Dr
Austin 78749

Scott Schumann
3406 Wimbledon Dr
Cibolo 78108

Terry Lewis
4157 Eagle Dr
Corpus Christi 78413

 

MacArthur High School is located at 2923 Bitters Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78217.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CLOSED REHEARSALS

Three advancing plays (the three closest to San Antonio) rehearse in the afternoon. First rehearsing school should be at MacArthur no later than 3:30 pm. Please Contact Daryl Fleming for times.

All rehearsals on both days will be closed rehearsals.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

The remaining casts rehearse in the morning.
Please contact Daryl Fleming for times.

 

11:45 a.m.

A meeting of all directors with the critic judge and contest manager will be held in the downstairs lounge of the of the Fine Arts Building.

1:00 p.m.

First Show. (Shows will run on the hour)

7:30 p.m.

Awards Presentation

7:45 p.m.

Critiques

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

The order of performances will run back to back. This order could change due to conflict resolutions.

1:00 p.m.

Show 1

2B

2:00 p.m.

Show 2

3B

3:00 p.m.

Show 3

1A

4:00 p.m.

Show 4

2A

5:00 p.m.

Show 5

1B

6:00 p.m.

Show 6

3A

The order of performances is determined alphabetically by the play titles (excluding articles) in each Area. All schools will be notified of rehearsal and performance positions the week after Area contests.

Please call Daryl Fleming, OAP Contest Manager the morning after you advance from your area. Communication by email is also very effective.

 DO NOT CONTACT MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTORS WITH QUESTIONS/CONCERNS.

ENTRY FEES

Participating schools do not send entry fees to the Regional Director. Each District Director will handle all entry fees for a district and then bill respective schools for the amount owed. The entry fee for each one-act play is $500.00. Entry fees must be in prior to competition.

ADMISSION FEE AND RULES

Public performances will begin at 1:00 p.m. There will be an admission charge of $5.00 per person. Performances will be on the hour.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE AUDITORIUM WHILE A PERFORMANCE IS IN PROGRESS. ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED. Please inform those attending the plays of this information.

TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Load In
From Nacogdoches onto Bitters, busses are to turn right into the first entrance to the parking lot and circle the school grounds around the band hall and onto the paved band marching field. Fine Arts Building will be on your left. You will be greeted upon arrival and site crew will direct your load in.
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Stage and Curtains
MacArthur stage has a proscenium opening of 48'. This opening can be shortened by bringing in the front traveler. The stage is 22' deep from the front drape to the rear traveler. There is an unlit apron. Mid-stage traveler is 7' from front drape. Side legs are located at 3', 7', 15', and 20'. Control booth is located in rear of House. House seats 800. Stage Manager and Site Crew members will assist companies in flying in curtains and identifying work lights and storage areas.
 
 
 
 
 
   

Light and Sound Board
The light board is an ETC 48/96 2-scene preset. Stage will be lit by fifteen areas approximately 8'x 8'. There are five areas downstage with area 1 beginning stage left. Center stage has five and upstage has five:

15 14 13 12 11
10 9 8 7 6

5 4 3 2 1

Numbers 16 and 17 are general white washes. 18 is a red wash. 19 is a blue wash. A disc will be provided for recording cues or board can be run manually. Site crew assistance will be available. There is a CD player in the booth.

Unit Set and Storage
MacArthur High School will provide the standard UIL set. Door and window units are not available. Storage space is limited.

Dressing Space
Each school will be assigned a classroom as a dressing/make-up room. On site crew will assist you in finding them. Please bring your own mirrors. All dressing areas are to be cleaned by each cast after use. Please be sensitive to the space and realize that teachers and students have been relocated to allow you proper time to prepare. Failure to clean your dressing area will result in a letter being sent to your superintendent and the Regional Director. Dressing space will be provided as soon as possible upon the school's arrival.

Rehearsal and Performance Positions
Rehearsals will be conducted on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please see page 13 for details.

Performances are in this order

1. 2B

4. 2A

2. 3B

5. 1B

3. 1A

6. 3A

Each play will have exactly sixty minutes of rehearsal on the stage. A one-act company will be allowed to enter the stage at the set time to begin and must be off by the end of the sixty minutes.

Events will run as scheduled. Failure to report promptly will result in forfeiture. Call Daryl Fleming on his cell if transportation problems arise.

AUTHORIZED AND UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL

In accordance with UIL regulations, only students/directors listed on the official Eligibility-Notice (except alternates) may be in dressing rooms or on the stage area. Only eligible students may participate in any capacity as members of the contest company. This includes helping with the costumes and make-up during the rehearsal or performance time at the contest site.

Further, the Regional Meet prohibits all unauthorized personnel from the backstage, stage, or dressing room areas. Unauthorized personnel are defined as alternates, parents, friends, colleagues, or other persons not specifically authorized by UIL rules and/or director of the one-act play contest.

The announcement of advancing plays, the presentation of awards, and oral critiques will follow the last performance as soon as the judge is ready with the decisions. All casts are encouraged to stay for the critiques of all plays.

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