District V Speech and Debate DISTRICT Tournament
2022 — Pocatello, ID/US
Time: 10 min. maximum
Time signals: not provided
Presentations will be from memory and without the use of physical objects or costumes. Selection must be a cutting from a single work of literature: one novel, one short story, one play, or one poem. Recorded material that is not printed and published is prohibited except where included in the NSDA interpretation source. Each of the two performers may play one or more characters so long as performance responsibility remains as balanced as possible. If the selection is prose or poetry and contains narration, either or both of the performers may present the narration. During the presentation, the team must name the author and the book or magazine from which the cutting was made. Focus may be direct (performers may make eye contact with each other and/or touch each other) during the introduction, but must be indirect (no eye contact with each other and/or touching each other) during the performance itself. Presentations must be an original interpretation including characterizations, blocking and an original introduction. Introductions must include the name of the pieces(s) and the author(s).