Thursday, May 24, 2012

Austin High School Red Dragon Players Rated #1 in UIL One-Act Play Competition

Austin High School Red Dragon Players TX

The Red Dragon Players of Austin High School have won the UIL ONE-ACT PLAY 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP for the 2nd year in a row.

Last night the AHS Theatre Department broke records and received many accolades for their outstanding achievement in theatre.

Felipe Ramirez was named Best Actor in the State.

AHS won Best Actor at every level of competition with a different young man each time. (Richard Dent at District, Ian Erbe at Area, Billy Rainey at Region).

Richard Dent was named to the All-Star Cast.

Catherine Schwartz and Jasmin Weber were named to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast.

Records Broken
  • First school to ever win two back to back Championships in 5A.
  • First School in 5A to advance to the State Finals six times in a row.
  • Only school to advance and win a championship with a sequel.
  • First school to have 4 different actors win Best Actor at four different levels of competition.
This has been an incredible year for the Austin High Theatre Department! Next month, they will take their production of Spring Awakening to the International Thespian Festival to perform in front of approximately 3000 students, teachers, directors, college/university reps, and theatre professionals from around the country.

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