2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US
The selection shall require no more than ten minutes. There is a 30-second grace period. Students who exceed the time limit by more than 30 seconds should not be given first place in the panel. There is no official minimum time limit.
The selection should be a cutting from a single published work such as a novel, short story, play, or poetry. Recorded material that is not printed and published is prohibited. Monologues are acceptable. The original source of the piece must be a present and a digital copy of the cutting should be available at the tournament for verification purposes.
The selection should be serious in tone
The selections must be memorized. Students are free to move, but should remember that this is a contest in interpretation, and not in solo acting.