Freddie Buckner taught high school and middle school theatre arts for thirty years in Texas. He has been a member of TETA for over 34 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. The Arts can save the youth of today. 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, placing once. Since the early 80’s, his students made yearly performances at State Thespian Festivals. Over the years, students competed at Nationals and in T.F.A. speech tournaments.
Mr. Buckner currently serves on the UIL Standards and Practices Committee for One-Act Play and works part-time keeping busy.