Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Duet Acting

Abbreviation A-DA
Format Speech
Entry Fee $20.00
Entry Limit Per School 10
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:


  • Selections shall be cuttings from a single source such as a single novel, short story, play, poem, or screenplay. No contestant may use the same piece of literature that he or she used in previous competitive seasons.

  • The material may be humorous, dramatic, or a combination of the two.

  • Each performer may play one or more characters so long as the performance responsibility in the cutting remains as balanced as possible.

  • 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 time limit.

  • The interpretation must be delivered from memory; no notes, prompting or scripts shall be permitted. No costumes or props shall be permitted. During the performance, on-stage focus (meaning contestants MAY look directly at each other) may and/or should be employed by both contestants. Contestants are encouraged to touch and make eye contact during any part of the performance.

  • Two chairs will be allowed for use as props or to facilitate blocking and to create levels, atmosphere, and environment.