Kemp High School brings home One-Act Play Championship

The cast of Kemp's High School One Act Play production of “The Book of Everything” brought home a first-place winner for their performance in the state UIL competiion.

The Kemp High School's One Act Play is the 2017 State Champion.

Under the direction of Maggie Mizzell and Marsha Pool, Kemp's Dramatic Jackets brought home Kemp High School's first One Act Play state championship.

The Kemp High School Drama Department performed “The Book of Everything” by Richard Tulloch. The play, set in Amsterdam, tells the tale of a 9-year-old boy named Thomas who sees things no one else can see.

To advance to the state level competition, the actors must compete at various levels, including district, bi-district, area, regional and finally, state. At each level, only two schools get to advance.  

The award-winning One Act Play was directed by Mizzell and  Pool. The cast included Hunter Miles, Alex Glass, Mariah Martinez, Kamryn Lewis, Amanda Sparks, Ariana McDonald, Matthew Floyd, Brianna Walters, Jordan Rabon, Marcus Aguilar, Arianna Else, Chloe Treadaway and Connor Wilson. The crew consists of Wyatt Bynum, Jayda Simons, Dalton Powell, Makay-la Ragsdale and Zach Foshee.

Kemp High School students bringing home state wins were All Star Cast, Hunter Miles and Honorable Mention, Ariana McDonald.

Kemp Independent School District Superintendent Phil Edwards said, “Congratulations to all the students and teachers. We are so proud.”

If you have not gotten the chance to watch the Kemp High School award-winning play, now is your chance.

The Dramatic Jackets are planning a community performance  of “The Book of Everything” on Friday, April 28 at the Kemp High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Ticket price per person is $5.