Northwest High School’s one-act play company advanced out of the area round on Friday, March 31, advancing to the regional competition.
The company’s performance of “Act One” at the area contest sent it to region, following its advancement out of zone, district and bi-district. The performance of “The Diviners” by fellow Northwest ISD school Eaton High School fell just short of the same honor, with the Eaton company being named regional alternate. Northwest’s regional qualification marks the second-best advancement in the past 10 years, as the school’s one-act play advanced to state in 2007.
Eaton made its own history by performing at area, as it is the new benchmark for best one-act play advancement at the second-year school.
Northwest was well-represented with honors at the area meet, with Chris Skipper and Madison Dixon being named to the all-star cast, while Cayden Candioto was honorable mention. Darren Van Helden earned outstanding technician honors.
The Texan one-act play company will perform at the University Interscholastic League 5A Region I meet on Wednesday, April 5, at Texas Tech University. The advancement places Northwest just one step away from the state meet, which will hold 5A performances on Thursday, April 13, at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. Critiques of the 5A state performances will take place the following day.
Correction: This article previously stated the Northwest regional qualification was the first time a Northwest ISD school had reached the regional meet. Northwest also advanced in 2002, and its best finish ever was advancing to the state meet in 2007. We apologize for the error.