Equus – One Act Play


Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.

“The Ball High Theater Arts Department and their company at the UIL One Act Play “Equus” enjoyed a tremendously successful run during the recent contest season,” said Ball High theater teacher Bill Nielan. “They advanced easily past the District and Bi-District rounds of competition, ending their run just short of Region with an Alternate Placement at the Area contest. This places them in the top eight schools in the southeast Texas region.”


The awards won are as follows:


Awards Received


District Contest

Outstanding Technician—Araceli Morones

Outstanding Tech Crew—Ball HS

Honorable Mention All-Star Cast—Sam Davison

All-Star Cast—Caleb Partipilo

Outstanding Performer—Austin Gabriel

Advancing Play—Ball High School


Bi-District Contest

Outstanding Technician—Noe Goodwin

Honorable Mention All-Star Cast—Ava Cruz

All-Star Cast—Caleb Partipilo & Austin Gabriel

Advancing Play—Ball High School


Area Contest

Outstanding Technician—Cristobal Santamaria

Honorable Mention All-Star Cast—Austin Gabriel

All-Star Cast—Caleb Partipilo

Alternate Advancing Play—Ball High School