2021 OAP Division III Championships

November 10 – 11
Schedule  |  Playbill


School Final Placement
All Star Cast and Crew

Matthew Simpson is the Associate Artistic Director at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Directing credits with the Festival include As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Carousel, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, and A Christmas Carol Radio Play, which he also adapted. For the TSF Roadshow Educational Tour he has directed productions of Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and two adaptations of Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits. Other directing credits include: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The Black Box Theater in Minnesota, Theatre Longview, and Kilgore College. As an actor he has worked at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Denver Center Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Chamber Theater Productions of Boston, the Delaware REP, and the Richmond Shepard Theater in New York City. Matthew is a certified judge for the University Interscholastic League of Texas and serves annually as a panelist for Texas Commission on the Arts to evaluate projects that enhance education and economic development through the arts. Matthew holds a M.F.A degree from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.


Margo Hickman is a Gospel Comedienne, Motivational Speaker and Actress. She is also a high school Theatre Educator that has worked at Jack Yates High School for over thirteen years. She wrote and produced an original play along with her students about gun violence after a student loss two siblings two weeks apart. When she is not performing or teaching her awesome students, she is working on her doctorate in Education.

She is married to Theo Hickman and has four wonderful children (Jasmin a Broadway Actress, Lauren a Nurse, Jonathan serving in the Navy and Teddy a College student). She has two amazing grandkids (Sammy eleven and Jordyn two). Margo believes her life mission is to educate, motivate and inspire others through the performing arts.

Jim Rambo is co-owner of Studio Rambo, an acting class studio with live and virtual modes of instruction. He was a professor of theatre for 39 years. He is a long time UIL adjudicator having judged over 243 contests, including state one act play 8 times. He is also an adjudicator for Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and is the adjudicator coordinator for Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools one act play contest. He has served as President of Texas Educational Theatre Association and was the second Chairperson for the previous Texas Educational Theatre Association Adjudicators Organization now called Texas Theatre Adjudicators Organization. Jim has received six directing awards from American College Theater Festival and was named the 1985 Educator of the Year for Community/Junior colleges with Texas Educational Theatre Association. He is also a Founder’s Award recipient with Texas Educational Theatre Association and was also honored in 2018 with the coveted Emeritus Award. He has been nominated two times for the MInnie Stevens Piper Professor Award and was also a nominee for The Carnegie Foundation for Teaching Excellence. He is devotedly called “Rambo” by his former students.

Contest Manager
Roger Bemis