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Forensics & Drama

Events

  1. Original Oration - an original speech over virtually any topic is memorized and performed. This speech should be aimed at persuasion. (The speech should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.)
  2. Informative Speech - an original speech over virtually any topic is memorized and performed. This speech should be aimed to inform. (The speech should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.)
  3. (Oral Interpretation of) Poetry - a poetic piece is chosen, given an introduction, and performed with as much emotion and vibrancy as the speaker can give it with just his/her voice and actions without moving his/her feet. (The piece should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.)
  4. (Oral Interpretation of) Prose - a piece of prose is chosen, given an introduction, and performed with as much emotion and vibrancy as the speaker can give it with just his/her voice and actions without moving his/her feet. (The piece should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.)
  5. Duet Acting - a formally-printed piece is memorized and blocked out, and two people perform it to the best of their ability without any props (two chairs and a table are provided.) (The piece should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.)
  6. Serious Solo Acting - a formally-printed piece of serious content is memorized and blocked out, and one person performs it to the best of his/her ability without any props (a chair is provided.) (The piece should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.)
  7. Humorous Solo Acting - a formally-printed piece of serious content is memorized and blocked out, and one person performs it to the best of his/her ability without any props (a chair is provided.) (The piece should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.)
  8. Improvised Duet Acting - two people draw items lottery-style (two characters, a setting, and a situation) and have 30 minutes to prepare an original skit no longer than 7 minutes in length.
  9. Extemporaneous Speech - a topic of debate is drawn at the designated site (these will typically be current events issues, such as immigration or foreign affairs policies.) Students will have 30 minutes to prepare a compelling speech over the topic and use prepared resources. (The speech should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.)
  10. Impromptu - this draw event has you choose a topic (either a person, event, quote, or abstract word) and you have five minutes to write an original speech about said topic, without resources. This speech should be no longer than 5 minutes.