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DHS one-act play advances to region meet

       Pearland and Dawson high schools’ theatre troupes recently participated in the University Interscholastic League one-act play competition. DHS finished first in the bi-district competition with a performance of “33 VARIATIONS” and has advanced to the region level contest to be held on April 17.

       PHS also had a successful season, competing in both district and bi-district levels with a performance of “Birth Witches”.

       DHS students will perform “33 VARIATIONS” on Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. at Dawson High School Performing Arts Center (2050 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, TX 77584).

       Admission is free but space is limited and attendees must sign up prior to the performance at A facial covering is required for entry. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in the lobby upon entrance. Audience members are expected to social distance with 3-5 seats between them in the auditorium.

       At the district and bi-district contests, DHS and PHS students claimed the following awards:

       DHS - District Awards

  • All-Star Cast: Ensemble (Zaccai Campos, Taylor Cavazos, Arianna Damian, Jeremiah Hall, Mikayla Hoffman, Jessica Reed, Rebecca Rodriguez, Will Wright, Camille Williams), Amber Huchton
  • Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Sophia Kuriakose, Nicoleta Savage, James Silva
  • Outstanding Technician: Nicholas Pham

       DHS - Bi-District Awards

  • All-Star Cast: Nicoleta Savage
  • Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Andrew Petersen
  • Outstanding Technician: Paige Miller

       PHS – District:

  • Best Technician: Ashley Rivera
  • Honorable All-Star Cast: Brooklynn King, Evie Richeson, Rossi Rodriguez, Jaida Rojas, Ellie Ambro, Morgan Rushing, Bob Alva, Skylar Kowis and Zach Keim
  • All Star Cast: Taylor Stowers and Granger Lusk 

       PHS – Bi-District:

  • All Star Honorable Mention Cast: Granger Lusk and Brody Croasdaile
  • All Star Cast: Shelby Garrett
  • Best Technician: Simeon Love

       About the One-Act Play Competition:

       In the UIL one-act play competition, similarly-sized Texas schools present an 18- to 40-minute play usually adjudicated by a panel of three judges or a single judge.

       Students advance through four possible levels of competition: district, bi-district, region and state. At each level, the judge awards individual acting honors and selects two productions to advance.