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 4-B Festival: January 26, 2021

Location: Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mitchell

State Festival: Feb. 4-6, 2021

Location: Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center

Congratulations to the 2019-20 cast and crew of 13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate (Quinton Berg, Bailey Haiar, Sam Robocker, Sonja Schultz, Katrina Weber, Lindsey Weeldreyer, and Mara Zorr) for being one of only seven Class B schools in South Dakota to earn a "Superior Play" award at the 2020 State One-Act Play Festival!  Congrats to Bailey Haiar, Katrina Weber, and Lindsey Weeldreyer for earning "Superior Performer" awards at the State Festival!

Advisor: Valerie Marsh