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 thirty seconds should not be given first place in the panel.
The selection shall 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 present at the tournament for verification purposes.
The selection must be memorized. Students may move in any direction, but should remember that this is a contest in interpretation, not in solo acting.
The performance should be funny. Otherwise, what is the point?