Secondary Schools

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TTA One Act Guidelines (PDF)

Registration Deadline September 21, 2018. 

Don't forget that this year we will take the first 18 schools, and the festival will begin Thursday afternoon, and finish with awards Friday evening.

Individual Events (IE's)

Acting IE’s

Solo Acting Female

Solo Acting Male

Duet Acting

 

SOLO ACTING – EVENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLO FEMALE AND SOLO MALE

1. *THREE FEMALE STUDENTS AND FOUR MALE STUDENTS FROM EACH SCHOOL MAY BE ENTERED IN EACH CATEGORY (NOVICE/VARSITY) OF THIS EVENT. For example, you may enter THREE Novice female students in this event, and THREE Varsity female students.

STUDENTS ARE LIMITED TO PARTICIPATION IN TWO INDIVIDUAL EVENTS.

2. Performed by one contestant, portraying one character.

3. SELECTION: Selections must come from a play, screenplay, teleplay or monologue that was written after 1900. The cutting should be memorized and monologues may contain elements which are both comedic and dramatic. During the introduction the contestant must name the author and source from which the cutting was made. If the piece is student written, a signed statement from the teacher must be attached to a copy of the work indicating it is the product of that particular student.

4. No properties, costumes or stage make-up are permitted. Only one straight back chair is permitted, and will be provided by the host school. Performance should be blocked for movement.

5. Selections used by the contestant prior to this academic year are not permitted.

6. A school may not enter a cutting from its one-act play entry.

7. TIME LIMIT: 3 minutes. (Does not include introduction.)

8. ALL entries must be suitable for high school students, their school, and community with regards to language and subject matter. Violation of this rule is grounds for disqualification.

 

DUET ACTING - CONTEMPORARY DRAMATIC EVENT REQUIREMENTS

1. *THREE PAIRS OF STUDENTS FROM EACH SCHOOL MAY BE ENTERED IN EACH CATEGORY (NOVICE/VARSITY) OF THIS EVENT. For example, you may enter THREE Novice pairs in this event, and THREE Varsity pairs. If one member of the pair is a Varsity student, the pair MUST be entered as Varsity. STUDENTS ARE LIMITED TO PARTICIPATION IN TWO INDIVIDUAL EVENTS.

2. Performed by two contestants, portraying two characters.

3. Selection must come from a play, screenplay or teleplay that was written after 1900. Selection should be as equally balanced between the two characters as possible. The cutting should be memorized. During the introduction one of the contestants must name the author and source from which the cutting was made if the piece is student written, a signed statement from the teacher must be attached to a copy of the work indicating it is the product of that particular student.

4. No properties, costumes or stage make-up are permitted. Only two straight back chairs are permitted, and will be provided by the host school. Performance should be blocked for movement.

5. Selections used by the contestants prior to this academic year are not permitted.

6. A school may not enter a cutting from its one-act play entry.

7. TIME LIMIT: 5 minutes. (Does not include introduction.)

8. ALL entries must be suitable for high school students, their school, and community with regards to language and subject matter. Violation of this rule is grounds for disqualification!