2017 Scholarship Competition Drama Guidelines
- Only judges, timekeepers and students are allowed in the performance room. Parents, family members and teachers are invited to wait in designated areas.
- Students should come ready to perform at their assigned time. There are no practice rooms.
- When called to begin, students should state their assigned number - not their name - and briefly describe the selections they will perform.
- Students need to choose two monologues that show a contrast: such as urban vs rural, comedy vs serious, classic vs contemporary. Each memorized monologue should be 90-seconds. The total performance cannot exceed three minutes; judges will stop the student without penalty at three minutes.
- Monologue should be chosen from plays, theater and drama selections. Self-written monologues are not permitted. Copies of the monologue for the judges are not needed.
Expect a slight direction from the judges. This means the judges will ask you to perform one of your pieces in a different way or from a different perspective.
- Students should direct their performance to the imagined audience that is appropriate to the monologue. That may be another person, a group or an imaginary receiver.
- No student will be judged by immediate family or current teachers/instructors.
Students are judged on a 1-10 scale for each criteria, with a total possible score of 50 points. Adherence to Guidelines will be reflected in score.
Student is judged on the following criteria:
- COMMAND OF TEXT / VOCAL ACTION / FOCUS. Solid memorization of their chosen audition material and concentration on communicating to their chosen audience.
- ABILITY TO TAKE DIRECTION. Flexibility in interpretation, and the ability to adjust their approach.
- CHARACTERIZATION. Emotional and physical believability and commitment to character; choices or tactics towards an objective that create a relationship with real or implied partner(s)
- VOCAL ACTION. Projection, articulation, intonation, and other chosen vocal techniques that reflect the character’s emotions and subtext.
- PHYSICAL ACTION. Gestures, facial expressions, movements, and actions that communicate the character’s emotions and subtext and seem natural to the character.