Middle Schools Compete in AISD’s One-Act Play Competition, Lewis MS Earns 1st Place

Middle Schools Compete in Aldine ISD’s One-Act Play Competition, Lewis MS Earns 1st Place
Posted on 03/02/2018

Theater fosters an appreciation for the arts and inspires creativity. It also teaches workforce skills like collaboration, communication, improvisation and time management.


Middle schools across Aldine ISD competed in the UIL One-Act Play competition held in February at MacArthur High School.

Theater troupes from Plummer MS, Lewis MS, Aldine MS, Hambrick MS, Drew Academy, Shotwell MS and Hoffman MS each gave 40-minute presentations of their selected one-act plays.

The group from Lewis Middle School won first place with its one-act play Nobody Heard Me Cry by Vern Harden. The play is a production about the emotional unraveling of the protagonist, a teenager named Justin, who chronicles his angst through journal entries. Lewis-Middle-School-One-Act-Play-Win-2-768x485.jpg

Lewis MS One-Act Play Awards

  • Best One-Act Play
  • Best Overall Tech Production
  • Best Actor: Chaynce Henderson
  • Best Supporting Actor: Evan García
  • All-Star Cast: Ketorah Jones
  • Overall Best Tech Crew: Jennifer Anaya & Yajaira Franco

(Information provided by Lewis MS.)

Symone Williams, Jemarion Williams, Kersten Dyer, Era Rano, Itzel Romero, Ta’ratio Richard, Joshua Lott, Kevin Vo, Maria Faudo, Starr Phipps, Oryssiah Sam, Linda Masis, Jennifer Anaya and Paris Browne comprise the Lewis MS one-act play troupe. Kimberly J. Ardison is theater director at the campus.

The students from Drew Academy, directed by Ariane E. Phillips, earned second place for their performance of To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words. Hoffman Middle School, directed by Amber Lister, placed third with the play Bad Auditions by Bad Actors.