2017 Scholarship Competition Drama Guidelines

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:

  1. COMMAND OF TEXT / VOCAL ACTION / FOCUS. Solid memorization of their chosen audition material and concentration on communicating to their chosen audience.
  2. ABILITY TO TAKE DIRECTION. Flexibility in interpretation, and the ability to adjust their approach.
  3. 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)
  4. VOCAL ACTION. Projection, articulation, intonation, and other chosen vocal techniques that reflect the character’s emotions and subtext.
  5. PHYSICAL ACTION. Gestures, facial expressions, movements, and actions that communicate the character’s emotions and subtext and seem natural to the character.

Last modified on 12/27/2016 - 18:01

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