Each student will be given three topics of current interest from which to
choose. 30 minutes will then be
allowed for preparation time. The
speech is 7 minutes with 30 seconds grace.
This event uses a cutting of a dramatic nature from a play, novel, poem,
or short story. The maximum
time allowed will be 10 minutes (including intro), and 30 seconds grace.
The performance must be given from memory and use no props.
The selection (a published piece or collection of pieces)
should be of literary merit. The introduction must be memorized, but the piece itself is
to be read from a folder. The
maximum time limit will be 7 minutes. At
time, the interpreter must complete the sentence and stop. A selection used in
this event may not be used in any other event.
The selection should be a poem or collection of poems.
The introduction must be memorized, but the piece itself is to be read
from a folder. The maximum time limit will be 7 minutes.
At time, the interpreter must complete the sentence and stop. A selection
used in this event may not be used in any other event.
This memorized speech must be the original work of the contestant.
Quoted material in the speech cannot exceed 150 words.
Manuscripts should be available on request. This event has a 10 minute maximum time limit,
with 30 seconds grace.
The rules for this event are the same as Dramatic Interp, except the
selection must be humorous in nature.
This must be a cutting from a play, novel, poem, or short story.
No costumes or props are allowed, other than two chairs.
The minimum performance time is eight minutes and the maximum time is
twelve minutes, including the introduction (30 seconds grace).
Students may not use the same selection for duet and another event.
An impromptu speech,
with topic selection varied round by round, section by section, may be of
a humorous or serious nature. Speakers will have a total of 7 minutes and
may use the time at their own discretion.
Duet Improvisation: Teams will
select from three topics and have three minutes to prepare. An
introduction must precede the performance that cannot exceed five minutes in
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