Feeding Local Theater

We attended our High School's One Act Play on Saturday. They produced "Pygmalion" and placed as alternates in the competition (although I thought they should have advanced--the last play was suspect!)

I was involved in One Act in high school and I attribute much of my interest in Visual Arts to this endeavor. Read this post about my influence from my drama teacher in High school
Here's what the UIL (University Interscholastic League) says about One Act Play.
The League’s One-Act Play Contest, founded in 1927, is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.

I was sitting there Saturday looking at these marvelous productions that these kids have been working on for months. More than just the production itself, these kidshave learned valuable life lessons about public speaking, teamwork and understanding art. I saw Jocks and Nerds all intermingled and enjoying the beauty of art expressed through drama.
I'm so glad that my children have come to love the stage (2 of them attended all 6 plays with me) and they understand the nuances of the stage and art

See how theater rallied around a local teen involved in a wreck here