Large Group Speech 2024
Large Group Competition Days:
Districts: Saturday, January 20th
State: Saturday, February 3rd
All-State: Saturday, February 17th
Choral Reading - a group of 2 to 15 students perform a collection of works with an emphasis on ensemble reading (may include singing). Facial expression and vocal blend are important.
Length: up to 15 minutes with scripts
Ensemble Acting - two to six students act out a scene from a play or book. A table and chairs are the only props allowed, and no costumes or makeup is permitted.
Length: up to 15 minutes memorized
Group Improvisation - two to five students are given a situation and improvise a scene with limited preparation time. Creativity, working together, and character development are essential.
Length: 3-5 minutes without scripts
Group Mime - A group of 2 to 6 students act out a situation or story with their bodies, no talking is allowed. Music is allowed, but mime makeup is not permitted.
Length: 7 minutes, no dialogue
Musical Theatre - two to six students perform song(s) and scene(s) from a musical. A table and chairs are the only props allowed, and no costumes or makeup is permitted.
Length: up to 10 minutes memorized
One Act Play - a group of two or more students perform one act of a play on the stage. Costumes, makeup, props and sets are permitted.
Length: up to 35 minutes memorized
Radio Broadcasting - a group of up to 8 students gather, edit, and organize a radio broadcast which includes news, sports, and weather. The performance is pre-recorded.
Length: between 5-6 minutes with scripts - pre-recorded
Reader's Theatre - a group of between 2 and 15 interpret a dramatic work or piece of literature with an emphasis on body and vocal expression.
Length: up to 25 minutes with scripts
Short Film - A group of between 2 and 15 students create an original film of no more than five minutes. Length: up to 5 minutes - pre-recorded
Solo Mime - You act out a story or situation with your body and facial expression, no talking allowed. Music is allowed, but mime makeup is not permitted.
Length: 5 minutes, no dialogue
Television News - a group of 8-12 students gather, edit, and organize a news broadcast which includes news, sports, and weather. The performance is pre-recorded and requires on and off camera positions.
Length: no more than 10 minutes, with no more than 2 minutes being a commercial - pre-recorded
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