Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational

2018 — Charlotte, NC/US

Duo Interp

Abbreviation DUO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $20.00
Overall Entry Limit 30
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

NSDA publication and interpretation rules will be followed.



Two students will select and deliver a memorized performance of a single work of literature. Selections may be works of prose, poetry, or drama, but must be made from a single work of literature - combining multiple works is not allowed. Students are evaluated on the depth, creativity, and mastery of their performance - including physical and vocal characterization, narrative complexity, and dramatic effect. Selections may be humorous or dramatic, or a combination thereof.

Students must include an introduction of their own composition identifying the original author and title of the selection.

Speeches must be delivered from memory without the use of a manuscript. Eye contact may be direct or off-focus. Movement is allowed during the speech. The use of props or costumes is prohibited. Students may not physically interact with each other during the performance - including touching or making direct eye contact (with the exception of during their personal introduction).


Time Limit: 10 minutes (30 second grace period is allowed)