One-Act Play Clinic, February 2018

Join us at the Lee College PAC for our annual high school UIL OAP clinic

For the past several years, the beautiful Lee College Performing Arts Center, one of the most complete and accommodating theatre spaces in the Houston area, has opened its stage doors to theatre directors and students to bring their shows for a day of exploring, preparing, and polishing their University Interscholastic League (UIL) entries.

Kim Martin directing The Lee College one-act play clinic is scheduled this year for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 26 & 27. This clinic will provide an opportunity for you to work with your students away from your school and get feedback from two of the most experienced and sought-after director/clinicians in the state.

Charles Jeffries and Jerry Knight will once again be in the Lee College PAC to watch your show and give you and your students feedback in a non-threatening and conversational atmosphere, sharing ideas and advice. They will investigate and question choices that may take your show to the next level before facing competition. Up to five shows can be accommodated each day of the contest. Email Kim Martin soon to reserve a space that fits your schedule. Morning and afternoon slots are available.


During Charles Jeffries’ years of competition in the University Interscholastic League-One-Act Play Contest, he appeared with his students at the state 5A level with a number of shows, earning two first place awards for NICHOLAS NICKLEBY and BEGGAR’S OPERA. He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Theatre Education Association in 1999 and has received the Founder’s Award from the Texas Educational Theatre Association in 1977, as well as being Designated Emeritus, 2009. The San Antonio Theatre Coalition appointed him a Living Legend, 2010, and he was the University Interscholastic League, State Meet Honoree, in 2011. He has directed and acted in most of the theaters in San Antonio. He recently has published seven of his UIL cuttings through Samuel French Plays and is proud to have received his invitation to become a member in the Dramatists Guild of America, of which he is an active member.

And how about Jerry Knight? A theatre teacher in Texas Public Schools for 32 years, he’s competed in the UIL One-Act Play and made five appearances at the State Level, two of which were with Charles Jeffries earning First Place with BEGGAR’S OPERA. Serving as judge in UIL competition after retirement from public schools. At Texas State University in San Marcos he has worked supervising student teachers in their assignment in area high schools, while co-authoring with Jeffries several scripts adapted from the classics, and published with Samuel French. He and Charles have truly enjoyed collaborating as clinicians and sharing for the past few years their expertise with the next generations of theater directors and students.

Each scheduled date of the clinic offers five time slots, Wednesday through Friday, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Times are when your load-in begins. Register and send your payment early for the lowest cost clinic. Our clinic is highly valued for its relaxing, low-stress schedule. The cost of each session is $450 if payment is received before Jan. 6, 2018. After Jan. 5, 2018, payment is $500; after Feb. 3, the cost is $550. Each clinic session includes load-in, setup, rehearsal, performance, and critique. Download a copy of the invoice.