SWVaFL 1

2008 — VA/US

Storytelling

Abbreviation: Story
Type: Speech
Entry Fee: $0.00
Entry: 1 people per entry

Event Description:

Storytelling much like G-rated HI. Your audience is pictured as kiddies. So keep it clean, funny, and set for children. You're still looking for funny, feel-good material. Usually lots of physical and situational humor. Though there are exceptions, the oft- accurate stereotype of a Storyteller is a speaker jumping around with hyperactive intensity, making unrealistic faces, using the most outrageous accents possible, and using not-quite risqué humor. Material comes from a published work of "children's literature." Again, you play all of your characters, and you usually have to differentiate their voices/attitudes/ stances a lot so the audience won't mix them up. In VaFL, the speech must be memorized.