One Act Play is precisely what it says: a one act play, as opposed to a 2 or 3 act play. One Act Plays tend to be on the shorter side, usually 45 minutes or less, but can contain multiple scenes.
MSHSL One Act Competition
Central Minnesota Christian School participates in One Act Play competition through the Minnesota State High School League. Try-outs and practice usually begins in Mid December, and continues throughout the month of January. The One Act Play Sub-Section Competition usually takes place the last Saturday of January or the first Saturday of February, with the Section Competition the following Saturday. For more information on the One Act Play Competition, you can visit the MSHSL website by clicking HERE.
Dordt One Act Festival
In addition to the Minnesota State High School League, Central Minnesota Christian School participates in the Dordt College One Act Festival every other year when it is offered. This festival is held on Dordt's campus in the Fall and involves Christian High Schools from around the United States. This festival gives the students a different type of One Act experience in that the performances are limited to 15 minutes and are performed in the "theater in the round" format. Basically, instead of performing on a proscenium stage (a "framed" scene with audience on one side), the students perform to an audience that surrounds the stage on three sides. This creates a more intimate setting and a different set of challenges. While on Dordt's campus, the students also participate in different acting and drama workshops, watch multiple performances, and interact with fellow actors from both Dordt and the other schools. To find out more about the Dordt One Act Festival click HERE.