UIL Goes To Competition


Photo by Yanna Hinojos

THE LAST CUT: UIL members rework specific scenes trying to perfect them for their district competition. The technicians are also helping the actors and watching the individual scenes to find minor imperfections the directors didn’t catch. Senior actor Chriss Doradea said, “In UIL, we are striving towards competition, and we push ourselves. We’re constantly working hard. During moments like these, we can gather as an ensemble and just have fun.”

UIL advances from the Zone competition and competes in the district competition on Tuesday, March 21. On Monday, March 20, they had their last site rehearsal. They were recording light cues, making sure the sounds had a clear volume, checking spike tape, and spiking set pieces. With six schools, Shadow Creek, Dawson, Alvin, Taylor, Hastings, and Kerr, competing at districts, only 3 out of those schools will advance to the next level. The schools’ setup and breakdown, stage tech, and acting will be evaluated by the judge. The judge will attend each performance, and following the final performance, all of the schools will congregate in the theater, and the judge will distribute notes to each school. The awards presentation will begin after the judge has presented his or her notes. The best tech (school), best technicians, best actors, secondary actors, and the advancing schools will all receive awards. However, UIL did not advance, so they will have a public performance of Imaginary Invalid on Monday, March 27, which they will prepare for throughout the rest of the week.