One-Act Play

REGION IV AAA
PRESENTS

REGIONAL ONE ACT PLAY
APRIL 14 AND 15, 2021

SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
11914 Dragon Ln., San Antonio, TX 78252

210-622-4500

Please email the contest manager mdogit@aol.com as soon as possible after advancement from Bi-district with school name, director’s names/emails, cell numbers and play title. Email subject: 3A, Region IV OAP Contest.

CONTEST MANAGER
Mike Doggett
11245 Sir Winston St, Apt 301
San Antonio TX 78216
361-676-6100 (cell)
mdogit@aol.com

CONTEST HOST         
Kary Driesse – kdriesse@swisd.net
210-685-2848 (cell)
210-622-4780 (classroom)

CONTEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR        
Lane Walker – lwalker7254@swisd.net

CONTEST ADJUDICATORS

Melissa Utley
2911 Ellis Park
San Antonio Texas, 78259
Sammy Green
43 Summer Crest Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Joel Garza
1201 E. University Drive
Department of Communication,
Liberal Arts College
Edinburg, TX 78539

Important Documents

Please mail judge’s script ASAP. Do not require a signature. Please mark your script with your school name and Region IV 3A contest. Do not send a file which must be downloaded. 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.)

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 $1000. Entry fees must be in prior to competition.

District Chairpersons from these Districts are to collect all required fees from each school within their district. Individual schools shall NOT send fees to the Regional Director or the Fiscal Director.  Please see the regionivaaa.org for more details.

By noon the day after your Bi-District Contest:

(1) Region Contestant Entry Form. Make any necessary corrections to contestant entry, play and set information and additional directors via the UIL Spring Meet Entry System.

(2) Submit the Region Contestant Entry Form.

(3) Have you administrator sign the “Community Standards and Copyright Compliance Form.” This form shall NOT be signed until the administrator signing has seen the production as it will be performed at Region.

Program information:  You will emailed a template to add your show information that will then be emailed to the contest manager,  Mike Doggett (mdogit@aol.com).

 

COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE FORM

This form must be signed by your principal and presented to the Contest Manager before you begin the official rehearsal.

BRING WITH YOU….

  • Proof of royalty payment
  • Publisher or author permission to cut (if performing a long play)
  • UIL permission to produce plays not on the approved list, if applicable
  • UIL approval for additions to the basic set, if any
  • Official integrity script showing all cuts and approved adaptations
  • Signed (Director) music log. You are required to note if the cue is from a copyrighted work, original music, or in the Public Domain.
  • Signed Standards and Copyright Compliance Form signed by your administrator
  • Substitution Forms, if applicable.
  • Approval from Publisher or Author allowing gender change of listed characters

Directors’ Meeting

The directors’ meeting with the Adjudicators, contest manager and timekeepers will be remote via Zoom on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm.  A link will be emailed to directors.
Be prepared to give starting and ending cues to the timekeepers.

Schedule

This year the contest will be held over two days with four performances each day. Each school will receive two hours to rehearse, perform, be critiqued and then leave campus.

Wednesday, April 14

Show 1
10:00 am -11:00 am Rehearsal
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Perform/Strike
12:00 am – 12:15 pm Critique/Clean
12:15 pm leave contest site

Show 2
12:15 pm -1:15 pm Rehearsal
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Perform/Strike
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Critique/Clean
2:30 pm leave contest site

Show 3
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Rehearsal
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Perform/Strike
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Critique/Clean
4:45 pm leave contest site

Show 4
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Rehearsal
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Perform/Strike
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Critique/Clean
7:00 pm leave contest site

Thursday, April 15

Show 5
10:00 am -11:00 am Rehearsal
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Perform/Strike
12:00 am – 12:15 pm Critique/Clean
12:15 pm leave contest site

Show 6
12:15 pm -1:15 pm Rehearsal
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Perform/Strike
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Critique/Clean
2:30 pm leave contest site

Show 7
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Rehearsal
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Perform/Strike
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Critique/Clean
4:45 pm leave contest site

Show 8
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Rehearsal
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Perform/Strike
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Critique/Clean
7:00 pm leave contest site

Schools should arrive at least 30 minutes before scheduled rehearsal.  Give yourself travel time but if you arrive too early, you may have to wait on your bus awhile. Please note C&CR Section 1033 (c) (2) (E) internal communication system.  If you do not wish to use the house system, then you must declare your communication system as part of the basic set and allow all companies to use it.

Performance Order

Performance order was determined by blind draw.  A and B shows are determined alphabetically by show title, excluding articles.  Shows beginning with numbers are alphabetized by the first letter of the number word (3 = three, first letter T).  All shows run back to back.

1.    Bi-Districts 25/26 B

2.    Bi-Districts 31/32 A

3.    Bi-Districts 27/28 B

4.    Bi-Districts 27/28 A

5.    Bi-Districts 25/26 A

6.    Bi-Districts 31/32 B

7.    Bi-Districts 29/30 A

8.    Bi-Districts 29/30 B

Audience

Because of current safety protocols audience members will not be allowed this year.

Technical Information

Please direct all technical questions to the contest technical director with a CC to the contest director. Lane Walker – lwalker7254@swisd.net

Stage Dimensions
50’ wide
27’4” deep
Mid stage traveler 15’3” upstage from main drape
8’10” apron (not lit)
Cyclorama or back black traveler available
Stage diagram will be emailed to directors

Lights
15 areas
Blue, green and read wash
ETC ION control board with 20×20 fader wing
Light cues can be programmed before your rehearsal or run manually
Instructions on how to program light cues early will be emailed to directors
A light plot along with a picture of the light board will be emailed to directors

Sound
Allen and Heath GLD 112 sound board
CD Player
Tape Player
Plug for Ipod/laptop – **If you have a Iphone 7 or newer you will need to provide your own adapter.

UIL Set

The contest site has a full UIL unit set with doors and windows.

Performance Safety Protocols

Dressing room will not be provided, performers should be in costume and makeup upon arrival or fully ready to perform after your one hour rehearsal. Your performance will begin 15 minutes after your rehearsal.

EVERYONE MUST WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES! Even actors on stage during a performance. This is a Southwest ISD regulation.

The stage and unit set will be cleaned between performances.

Awards and Critiques

The announcement of advancing plays and the presentation of awards will be done remotely via Zoom shortly after the final play is over and tabulations have been completed on Thursday evening.  A text message will be sent out to all directors to alert them when the Zoom meeting will begin.  Make sure the contest manager has you cell phone number. If you will not be at your home computer make sure the Zoom App is downloaded to your phone or tablet.

Because a Zoom meeting has a limited number of participants the live Zoom awards ceremony will only be for directors.  You may record the ceremony and then share it with you company.

BREAK A LEG!

Mike Doggett
Contest Manager

PS:  Please do not hesitate to contact me (call, text message or email) with any questions or concerns you might have. Text messages get faster replies.