UIL Theatrical Design State Qualifiers
MFHS UIL Technical Design Team delivered seven State Qualifiers

The Marble Falls High School University Interscholastic League (UIL) Technical Design Team delivered seven State Qualifiers during the spring UIL Technical Theatre Design Contest.  The challenge for contestants this year was to start with Macbeth by William Shakespeare, and change the play’s typical location, Scotland, or the typical time period, the 1500’s, or both.  The team then created a unified design for the show using the new setting.

 MFISD HS Theatre

Pictured Left to Right:

Group Entry

Katie Kirkpatrick

Christine Ashbaugh

Corey Bogue

Laura Fischer

Individual Set Design

Taylor Wimbish

Individual Costume Design

Morgan Schmidt

Individual Marketing Design

Holden Fox


“The competition produced only one other school in Marble Falls’ District (Cedar Park) with a State qualifier,” said MFHS Theatre Director, Jonathan Clark. “We qualified the third most State qualifiers in the Division 2 category of 5-A and 6-A schools!”

This year was the first year for MFHS to enter into the Group Design category and the team earned a spot among the top 11 groups in the State. Groups are made up of four students required to complete a unified design for costume, set, hair/makeup and marketing. Not only are the students required to create renderings, drafts and budgets, but they are asked to write justification essays for each component designed. Achieving this feat for the MFHS Group Design team were Corey Bogue, Katie Kirkpatrick, Laura Fischer and Christine Ashbaugh. Garnering individual spots were Taylor Wimbish in Set Design, Morgan Schmidt in Costume Design and Holden Fox in Marketing Design.

“I’ve been trying to submit a group design for all four years of my high school career, and we’ve never completed every component before, said Senior Corey Bogue, a two time Theatrical Design State Qualifier. “This year, however, I managed to find the perfect group, and through sheer force of will, we managed to put together a cohesive, interesting program."


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Contact:    Bruce Peckover
                
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bpeckover@mfisd.txed.net

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