Castle Classic NIETOC Bid at Greeley Central

2021 — NSDA Campus & Zoom, CO/US

Duo Interp (Asynchronous)

Abbreviation DUO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $20.00
Entry Limit Per School 5
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

TOURNAMENT WEBSITE FOR HELP & INFORMATION for judges, coaches, & competitors:

Due to the nature of COVID and that we have competitors from around the nation, you may see differences in how DUO will be presented. Some may choose to use a split-screen with each competitor filming their own parts and then having the 2 recordings appear on one screen side by side. Others have the opportunity to film in the same room. Please know that these regional differences due to differing restrictions surrounding the virus should NOT dictate how you vote in the round. Please use your best judgment on the overall performance and NOT on the technical merits of filming choices.

Duo Interpretation Rules:

A. The oral interper recreates and shares a selection of material from printed, published source(s) that has (have) literary merit.

B. There is no minimum time but the speaker may not exceed 10 minutes. After a 30-second grace period and an audible STOP, the judge will rank the speaker last, provided all timing rules were followed.

C. Deletions of words from the original may be made, but words may be added only for transitional purposes.

D. The interper must provide an introduction that adequately identifies the title and author of the source(s).

E. During the introduction and throughout the performance, the interper may use vocal, facial, and bodily expression as long as he/she does not detract from the meaning of the material.

F. Singing is allowed.

G. No props or costumes are allowed (A prop is any item that is handled or carried by the competitor. For example: touching and using a real watch during the presentation would be considered using the watch as a prop; however, a competitor who touches his/her hair is not using a prop.

H. Scripts are optional.

I. Each speaker must portray one or more characters during the presentation.

J. Narration may be presented by one or both speakers.

K. The speakers may not look at one another or make contact with each other in any way, except during the introduction.

L. Either may pivot from side-to-side or turn around, change places, stand with one behind the other, or otherwise move and suggest changes in relationships.

M. Material may be humorous, serious, or both.