2022 — Coeur d'Alene, ID/US
General Rules - Technical Theatre
1. All technical entries must fit into an 8’x8’x10’ area and must be able to fit through a standard double door.
2. A maximum of two (2) student-contestants may design and present a single technical entry. One (1) additional high school student model may be used to model a costume design, makeup design, or property. The model may not speak in the presentation, and must be asked to move (in order to model the design) by the student-contestants.
3. Contestants shall be available for interviews during the judging period and must be prepared to answer questions from the judges. Only the judges may ask questions.
4. The contestant’s presentation shall not exceed 8 minutes. Total time for each entry (including judges’ questions) shall not exceed 15 minutes.
5. Contestants must provide a summary (at least one paragraph in length) of the script and the student’s intentions in preparing the entry. The summary may be displayed or handed to the judge. The summary shall include: a) the intended mood; b) the general style of production, theatrical period; or type of stage; c) title of the script for which the entry was produced.
6. The contestant’s entry code must be displayed.
7. Props as Weapons a. The use of real weapons is prohibited. b. Props that represent weapons must be made out of unpainted, undecorated wood, foam or cardboard that has no moving parts or sharp points or sharp edges. c. All props representing firearms must be made out of unpainted, undecorated wood or cardboard. d. Props that represent weapons must be checked in at the tab desk immediately upon arrival by the coach.
8. Discharge of any type of dispersing machine or pyrotechnic device (i.e., fog machine, flash pot) is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification. Airbrush equipment and aerosols may be used during the makeup process under the supervision of the assigned proctor.
9. Recording of a competitor’s performance in any format, photographs or video, during the rounds is strictly prohibited.
10. Script shall refer to plays, librettos, ballets, film and television scripts, song lyrics and cuttings from literature.
Properties: A complete property plot and one or more actual student-contestant constructed properties of a produced / non-produced script.
Note: Types of properties categories may include:
a. stage furniture; b. set dressing; c. hand props; d. personal props; e. visual effects.