Junior Thespian Individual Events

The Individual Events are intended to be an educational program that offers conference delegates the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material. The goal for participating students is to find their talent, strengths, and weaknesses and to grow as a theatre artist.

In order to participate in the Individual Events each entrant must:

  • be registered for the entire conference.
  • be registered for one Individual Event as part of the online registration process. 
  • Pay a registration fee of $5 per event. (An event means each duet acting, or musical theatre, not each individual entrant if more than one person is involved in a presentation.)

All completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until December 1st. Incomplete applications will not be accepted until all requirements are met. Incomplete applications include:

  • those students not registered for the conference
  • those not accompanied by the registration fee
  • those that do not include titles of performance
  • those that do not include the signature of troupe director or acting troupe director

PLEASE NOTE: The entire conference registration will be held up for processing due to incomplete Individual Events applications. If all the above information has not been provided by December 1st, the IE registration is considered VOID and NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED.

 

Registration Guidelines:

  1. Each school may only have one entry for each category.
  2. Each student may only participate in one individual event.
  3. Students must consult the Red/Green Light list to determine which scripts are available for performance.
  4. Categories for performance include monologue, duet acting, group acting, solo musical, duet musical, group musical, and group Broadway dance.

All categories are also national categories. All inducted thespian Students who receive a superior rating at state level will be eligible to compete at Festival. All superior ratings will perform for the entire Junior Conference delegation at the closing session, and may also be asked to perform/display their entry at Missouri Arts Education Day in Jefferson City.

 

Individual Events Scheduling:

1.     The performance areas will be classroom venues not stages.

2.     Any musical category performers MUST bring music on a CD.

 

 

Performance Events Rules :

Monologue                                                                                                                                             

 

1. Entrant must present two contrasting selections that may be different in period, style, or mood.

2. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre. Works from other forms such as poetry, fiction, or film are prohibited.

3. Only one character from each play may be used.

4. The performance of both selections combined cannot exceed three (3) minutes.

5. The introduction must be for both selections and must only include entrant’s name, troupe number, title of selections, and the names of the playwrights. Time will begin once the entrant speaks after conclusion of the introduction.

6. Props, costumes, or theatrical makeup are not allowed.

7. One chair may be used.

 

Duet Acting                                                                                                                                          

1. Entrants must present one selection.

2. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre. Works from other forms such as poetry, fiction, or film are not permitted.

3. Each participant must be actively involved in the scene.

4. The performance cannot exceed five (5) minutes.

5. The introduction must include only the entrants’ names, troupe number, title of selection, and the name of the playwright. Time will begin once a performer speaks after conclusion of the introduction.

6. Props, theatrical makeup, and costumes are not allowed. An actor wearing dancewear and coordinated clothing of combinations of black and white or colors is acceptable if, in the opinion of the judges, it does not costume the character in a traditional way (appropriate to the time and place of the piece as written). Care should be taken to avoid replicating a nontraditional costume style associated with the selection.

7. Two chairs may be used.

 

Group Acting                                                                                                                                      

1. “Group” means three (3) to sixteen (16) performers.

2. Entrants must present one selection.

3. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre. Works from other forms such as poetry, fiction, or film are not permitted.

4. Each participant must be actively involved in the scene.

5. The performance cannot exceed five (5) minutes.

6. The introduction must include only the entrants’ names, troupe number, title of selection, and the name of the playwright. Time will begin once a performer speaks after conclusion of the introduction.

7. Props, theatrical makeup, and costumes are not allowed. An actor wearing dancewear and coordinated clothing of combinations of black and white or colors is acceptable if, in the opinion of the judges, it does not costume the character in a traditional way (appropriate to the time and place of the piece as written). Care should be taken to avoid replicating a nontraditional costume style associated with the selection.

7. Up to six chairs and one table may be used.

 

Solo Musical                                                                                                                                       

1. Entrant must present one selection.

2. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre only. Works from other forms such as film, or television, poetry, fiction, or popular song lyrics are not permitted. The selection may contain some dialogue; however, remember, this is primarily a sung and not spoken selection.

3. The performer MUST use prerecorded, nonvocal musical accompaniment. NO live music, no accompanist, no a capella is permitted. A CD player will be provided. Performers are encouraged to bring their electronic medium performing device.

4. The performance cannot exceed five (5) minutes.

5. The introduction must include only the entrant’s name, troupe number, title of selection, and the name of the playwright. Time will begin once the music begins, after conclusion of the introduction.

6. Props, theatrical makeup, or costumes are not allowed.

7. One chair may be used.

 

Duet Musical                                                                                                                                          

1. Entrants must present one selection.

2. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre only. Works from other forms such as film, or television, poetry, fiction, or popular song lyrics are not permitted. The selection may contain some dialogue; however, remember, this is primarily a sung and not spoken selection.

3. The performers MUST use prerecorded, nonvocal musical accompaniment. NO live music, no accompanist, no a capella is permitted. A CD player will be provided. Performers are encouraged to bring their own electronic medium performing device.

4. Each participant must be actively involved in the scene.

5. The performance cannot exceed five (5) minutes.

6. The introduction must include only the entrants’ names, troupe number, title of selection, and the name of the playwright. Time will begin once the music begins, after conclusion of the introduction.

7. Props, theatrical makeup, and costumes are not allowed. An actor wearing dancewear and coordinated clothing of combinations of black and white or colors is acceptable if, in the opinion of the judges, it does not costume the character in a traditional way (appropriate to the time and place of the piece as written). Care should be taken to avoid replicating a nontraditional costume style associated with the selection.

8. Two chairs may be used.

 

Group Musical                                                                                                                                       

1. “Group” means three (3) to sixteen (16) performers.

2. Entrants must present one selection.

3. Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre only. Works from other forms such as film, or television, poetry, fiction, or popular song lyrics are not permitted. The selection may contain some dialogue; however, remember, this is primarily a sung and not spoken selection.

4. The performers MUST use prerecorded, nonvocal musical accompaniment. NO live music, no accompanist, no a capella is permitted. A CD player will be provided. Performers are encouraged to bring their electronic medium performing device.

5. Each participant must be actively involved in the scene.

6. The performance cannot exceed five (5) minutes.

7. The introduction must include only the entrants’ names, troupe number, title of selection, and the name of the playwright/composer. Time will begin once the music begins, after conclusion of the introduction.

8. Props, theatrical makeup, and costumes are not allowed. An actor wearing dancewear and coordinated clothing of combinations of black and white or colors is acceptable if, in the opinion of the judges, it does not costume the character in a traditional way (appropriate to the time and place of the piece as written). Care should be taken to avoid replicating a nontraditional costume style associated with the selection.

9. Up to six chairs and one table may be used.

 

 

 
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