K-12 Programs: One-Act Play Festivals

Two One-Act Play Festivals

Critical workshops designed to aid high school directors and students in preparation for University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Competition

Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, 2017
Beginning at 8 a.m.

Registration Fees

Performing Schools: $95
Observers: $45

Festival Features

  1. Performance (under rehearsal conditions) of one-act play by each school unless registered as observer.
  2. Detailed critique by SFA faculty immediately following each performance (for registered schools only).
  3. At least two workshop-demonstrations by SFA faculty and advanced students per day. Recent topics have included:
    • Online Resources for Theatre Sound
    • Special Effects Make-Up
    • Improvisation & Characterization
    • Period Costumes and Stage Movement
    • Voice for the Actor
    • Lighting Techniques
    • Shakespeare
    • Scene Painting Techniques
    • Ballroom Dance
    • Audition Strategies
  4. An opportunity to see the SFA production of Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage. This play is recommended for mature audiences only due to coarse language and controversial subject matter.
  5. An opportunity to audition for admittance into the SFA School of Theatre and for School scholarships. An audition is required for students wishing to become theatre majors at SFA. See the Auditions and Interviews page for details.
  6. Schools may attend as observers only, in which case they may see the performances and/or attend the workshops.


PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Note: Enrollment will be limited to ten (10) performing schools per day, with no limitation on the number of students attending; it is unlikely that we will place a limit on the number of observing schools, but we reserve the right to do so.

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis when accompanied with check or money order. Once registration is filled for each day, a waiting list will be kept. Refunds will be made to schools if and only if cancellations occur early enough to allow a school on the waiting list to attend and perform and if a tax I.D. or SS# is provided. Absolutely NO refunds after Friday, February 10, 2017.

Please note: SFA faculty will be on Winter Break December 19–January 16. Confirmation of registration and answers to any inquiries made during that time will be made immediately upon our return.

Send your reservation form with a check or money order payable to “SFA School of Theatre” to:

One-Act Play Festival
c/o Prof. Tara A. Houston
School of Theatre
Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 6090, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6090

Please keep a copy of your registration for your files. Festival schedules, maps, hotel information, etc. will be delivered with registration confirmation. Address questions to Tara A. Houston at 936.468.1012 or email: houstonta2@sfasu.edu.