2023 DIII District Drama
2023 — Kuna, 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 student-contestants may design, construct, assemble, and present a single technical entry in any category. Only the two student-contestants are allowed to assemble the technical element(s) and display at competitions. 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 must 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. If a contestants' presentations exceeds 8 minutes they will be dropped in rank. Total time for each entry (including judges' questions) must 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 must 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. Anything representing firearms must be made of unpainted, undecorated wood or cardboard. c. Anything representing knives or bladed weapons must be made of unpainted, undecorated wood, foam or cardboard and must not have moving parts, sharp points, or sharp edges. d. Anything that represents any other weapon, must be made of wood, foam, or cardboard and must not have moving parts, sharp points, or sharp edges. e. Anything that represents a weapon or could be used as such must be checked in at the tab desk immediately upon arrival to the tournament by the head 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.
Costume Design: A set of hand or computer-generated renderings (including swatches) for three characters of a script and one student-contestant constructed/assembled costume for one of those characters. Technical Make Up is not allowed in Technical Costume Design. The model may only wear neutral basic makeup during the presentation of Technical Costume Design.