George McGovern Invitational

2017 — Mitchell, SD/US

Reader's Theater

Abbreviation: RT
Type: Speech
Entry Fee: $9.00
Entry: Teams of between 3 and 6 people

Event Description:

Reader's Theater is an event in which a group of three to six students use interpretative skills to present literature without the aid of costumes, make-up, set, or props. Selections for Reader's Theater may be prose, verse, drama, speeches, diaries, letters, essays, or original compositions. A narrated introduction or transitional material within the cutting may be given by one or more members. Only during the presentation of the introduction and/or original transitional material may physical or eye contact be made with the other members of the group. The time limit for a Reader's Theater performance, including the introduction, is ten minutes. Manuscripts are optional. If manuscripts are used, they may be held and/or placed on music stands. Performers may use either a uniform set of stools or a set of straight chairs if they desire. A school SHALL NOT use a combination of stools and chairs. The maximum number of chairs or stools allowed shall be no greater than the number of performers in the group. Schools are responsible for providing their own stools or chairs. The performers cannot stand or kneel on the chairs or stools. The chairs or stools are only to be used for sitting. Limited stage movement shall be allowed. The narrator may move about and the compositional groupings may change.