Bridgewater-Emery One-Act Play

“One-Act Play” is one of three speech activities, in addition to “Oral Interpretation” and “Debate & Individual Events,” offered through the South Dakota High School Activities Association.  The One-Act Play Festival is held annually, starting with region competitions in January for Class A and Class B schools.  The festival provides an opportunity to present a one-act play production to others and to see the productions of other schools in the state.  Each school is allowed 45 minutes in which to set up, perform the play, and strike the set.  Students receive constructive feedback from a panel of three judges immediately after the performance at both the region and state levels.  Two Class B schools from each region advance to the state competition.  There are currently eight Class B regions in South Dakota with approximately eight schools per region.  


Region 1-B Festival: January 25, 2023

Location: Dr. Vaughn and JoAnn Meyer Chapel & Performing Arts Center, Sioux Falls

State Festival: Feb. 2-4, 2023

Location: O'Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, SD

Congratulations to Quinton Berg, Calvary Bickett, Alex Clark, Tessa DeWitt, Oscar Fink, Austin Kjetland, Cash Martinez, Alaina Olson, Dylan Wollman, Ginny Zorr, and Mara Zorr of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for earning a "Superior Play" award at the 2022 State One-Act Play Festival!

Advisor: Valerie Marsh