District 4

Date of Contest:

Tech Day (Oct. 26)  Performance (Oct. 27)

Location of Contest:

J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts
1023 12th St.
Huntville, TX 77340

Judge Biography
Freddie Buckner

B.S.E. in Theatre/Midwestern State University
Post Graduate Work at the U. of Houston and Sam Houston State.

Freddie Buckner taught high school and middle school theatre arts for thirty years in Texas. He has been a member of TETA for over 36 years. Mr. Buckner has been involved in UIL on all levels of One-Act Play since 1976. He has the greatest respect for high school theatre directors. He considers them to be an essential element of a thriving school. While teaching at both MacArthur and Eisenhower High Schools in Houston, his students advanced from zone through regional contests numerous times and advanced to state twice, and placing second runner-up in 2000. Since the early 80’s, his students made yearly performances at State Thespian Festivals. Over the years, students competed at Nationals at NFL, NCFl, and in T.F.A. speech tournaments.
Mr. Buckner served on the U.I.L Standards and Practices Committee for One-Act Play in 2016-2017, and does Theatre Staff Development and UIL Clinics for One-Act Play.


Cypress Christian School-Cypress 
 “Fire Exit”

Faith West Academy-Katy
“Back Cover”

Legacy Christian Academy-Beaumont 
“The Tolstoy Story Play”

Rosehill Christian School-Tomball*
  “Little Women”

St. Thomas’ Episcopal-Houston
“The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”

The Woodlands Christian
“The Diary of Anne Frank”

*denotes District President