Newton South Winter Festival
2017 — Newton, MA/US
A group of 3-8 students will present a scene or scenes from published material (play(s), work(s) of prose, and/or work(s) of poetry). The material may be either serious or humorous in nature. The students may use vocal skills, facial expressions, and/or hand gestures to develop a narrator and character/s; however, the focus of the performers should be off-stage. The students may only touch and make eye contact during their own written introduction. If lines from the selection are used in the introduction, the contestants must adhere to the rules of the event. The presentation should include an introduction that cites the name(s) of the piece(s) and the author(s). The cutting should provide a cohesive scene or storyline (containing a definite beginning, middle and end). The material must be found in printed literature. Theatrical props and costumes are prohibited, with the exception of reader’s stands, chairs, tables or stools. If binders or furniture are used as props, those objects may not make physical contact with one another or other students. Students are prohibited from placing chairs on top of tables. Teams must provide any/all of their own furniture.
Time: 12 minute maximum, including introduction (30 second grace); no minimum