PowerPoint Presentation - Individual Events - John Paul II HS

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PowerPoint Presentation - Individual Events - John Paul II HS

Individual Events or IE

Acting and Book Events


Individual Events

• Acting

– Duet Acting

– Duo Interpretation

– Humorous Interpretation

– Dramatic Interpretation

• Book


For All Acting Events

• The pieces of the play or book should maintain the author’s

intent, and additional words may be added for transitional

purposes only.

• A student may not use a work of literature the student used in

TFA competition in any previous contest year. Should you

suspect that they have, notify the tab room to investigate.

• A student entered in two events may not use the same selection

of literature in both events.

– The only exception will be a student may use the same Duet Acting

selection during the same school year in both Duo and Duet.

– The same selection shall be used for the duration of the

tournament. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.

• The same selection must be used for the duration of the

tournament.

• All pieces have time limits. Should students go over time

(including grace time) simply notify the tab room on the ballot.

They will make any adjustments in ranking.


Introductions

• Introductions should set the mood for

the piece

• Interest in the selection should be

created

• The title and the author clearly stated

• The scene should be set so that the

audience can understand what’s to

come


Introductions

An example what to look for in an introduction-

Good

Duet: Schmucks (about two con artists)

Every career has it’s beginning and it’s end, even if you’re a con man. You know

who a con man is right? He’s the guy who sells ice to the Eskimos, sand to the

Arabs, and Bible stories in Enid, Oklahoma, even if he’s Jewish. Now if this final

swan song is your entire retirement package it’s got to be big, very big. So get in on

the action in Schmucks, by John Robin Bates...

Bad

This piece is about two con men. One ran away with the other’s money.

The other confronts him at a hotel poolside. Hope you enjoy.


Duet Acting

• For a pair of competitors

– Must compete with the same partner

throughout the tournament

• Selection from a single source

novel, play, or short story, poem or

screenplay

• No props or costumes

• 2 chairs can be used

• Scene must be memorized

• Must have an intro that clearly

states the title and author

• Time: 12 minutes maximum

• Time allowed over maximum: 30

sec. (Called Grace Time)


Duet Ballot

Examples

Good: Gives encouragement, reasons for

ranking, and things to improve

Poor: Gives encouragement, but no reasons

for ranking, and direction on ways to improve

School Name

School Name


Humorous/Dramatic

Interpretation

• Selection from play, novel, short story,

poem, or screenplay

• Selection must be memorized

• Must have an intro that clearly states

the title and author

• No props or costumes are allowed

• Humorous must be humorous in nature,

likewise dramatic must be dramatic in

nature

• Focus: Use of focal points and/or direct

contact with the audience should be

determined by the requirements of the

literature being interpreted.

• Maximum time: 10 minutes, 30 sec.

grace (time allowed over maximum)


Dramatic/Humorous Interp

Ballot Examples

Good: Gives encouragement, reasons for

ranking, and things to improve

Poor: Uses a ranking system with no

explanation

School Name

School Name


Duo Interpretation

• For a pair of competitors

• Selection from a single source play, novel,

short story, poem, or screenplay

• Must be memorized

• No props or costumes

• Each of the two performers may play one

or more characters so long as cutting

remains as balanced as possible.

• Focus: May be direct during the

introduction [the performers may look at

each other] but must be indirect [off-stage]

during the performance.

Presentation shall not exceed 10 minutes,

30 sec. grace (time allowed over maximum)


Prose/Poetry

• From a published work

• Read from a binder

• Memorized intro clearly

stating the title and

author

• Prose and Poetry have

the same requirements

but Poetry must be of a

poetic nature

• Maximum time: 7

minutes, 30 sec. grace

(time over maximum)


Poetry Ballot

Fill all of this in

Detailed

information on

why you made

the decision

Judge’s Name Here

School Name


Binders

(prose and poetry)

• A binder should be

held far enough

away from the

speaker so it does

not block their

voice.

• An introduction to

the piece should be

memorized and

when recited the

binder should be

held to one side.

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Our Tournament

Thank you once again for volunteering at our

tournament! You may obtain a map and a

schedule along with your ballots when you

arrive to help you navigate around our

campus.

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