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Annual Poetry and Duo-Acting Contest!

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Dates

  • Sign-Up Deadline: Friday, February 1

  • Round 1: Monday, March 4 at 5:00 pm — Performance Hall, Acting / G.Fine Arts,              Poetry

  • Semi-Final Round: Thursday, March 28 at 5:00 pm — Performance Hall

  • FINALS: Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 pm — Performance Hall

Acting Regulations

  • Timing: should be between 5-7 minutes, including Introduction

  • Memorized: should be fully memorized

  • Selection:

      • Recommended Playwrights  

        • Contestants wishing to perform a scene not on the recommended list should schedule a meeting with David Schwingle. Contestants should bring a cutting of the proposed play to the meeting.

        • All selections must be approved

        • All selections should cut objectionable or graphic language

    • Minimal props and set pieces are allowed

    • Costumes may be suggested, but should not be fully realized

    • Actors should create any necessary spectacle: external sound and light cues will not be permitted.

    • Find the climax or critical moment in the scene and cut around/up to that moment.

Poetry Regulations

  • Timing: should be between 3-5 minutes, including a brief Introduction

  • Memorized: should be fully memorized

  • Selection:

    • Please choose from the following Poets:  

  • No selections from Shakespearean Plays

  • See Mrs. Nolan for recommended poems.

  • All selections must be approved.

  • Contestants wishing to perform a poem/poet not the recommended list should email a cutting to Mrs. Nolan for approval.

  • Movement is allowed

  • No props, sets, lights, sound cues allowed