RFSDI Inauguration Day Scrimmage

2022 — NSDA Campus, VA/US

Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Abbreviation SDI
Format Speech
Entry Fee $0.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Purpose of Contest: To encourage and increase appreciation of dramatic literature and to communicate to the audience its emotional and intellectual content with spontaneity, directness, and clarity, clearly suggesting the characters and the personality of one or more persons in dialogue.

Contest Regulations:

1. Each contestant shall present ONE selection that he/she has not used in a regional, super-regional, or state contest in a previous year. The selection should emphasize character development through consistent use of distinct voices, focal points, and postures. It must be of a serious nature chosen from published material. Selections from the Internet must appear on the Approved List of Online Sources. The selection may not have been written by the student or about his or her own experiences. The use of a manuscript is prohibited. Contestant must present the same selection in each round of a given tournament.

2. Movement is allowed, but such movement should be restricted to bending (knees and/or waist); leaning, twisting, or swiveling; and limited walking. Use of body (gestures, appropriate audience/eye contact, etc.) to suggest the character is permitted.

3. The time limit, including narration, introductory and transitional remarks, is 10 minutes. Adjudicators will not provide time signals, and students may not time themselves. Any contestant who exceeds the established time limit by more than 30 seconds may not rank first or score highest in the round. There is no minimum time requirement.