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SPEECH AND DRAMATIC ARTS


2017 Tentative Dates: April 12, 13 (Wed - Thurs)
Venue: Penticton United Church

For information contact the Captain: 
Debbie McGladdery - 250-492-1126
Click here to contact Captain by E-mail

    
It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations
of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.

These rules apply to Penticton Festival Only – Provincial Rules Vary

Click Here for BC Provincials Web Site.

Check Scholarship Page for Scholarship requirements and other available awards.

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION
Each competitor must bring the book with the original selection to the competition. This must be submitted to the adjudicator's secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the class in which he or she is to perform.  In addition to the original (published) copy or the work, each competitor must provide a copy of his/her selection as a courtesy to the adjudicator.Please label these copies with the student's name, age and class name. Such copies shall be destroyed following the class.

The Title, Author, Publisher and name of the publication from which the selection is taken must be specified on the entry form - please be legible. The selected material must be indicated clearly, noting the page, starting and finishing lines. Photocopied material may not be used in lieu of an original copy, unless approved through CanCopy or a publisher's letter. An electronic version of the published material is acceptable, provided receipts are available as proof of purchase.


GENERAL GUIDELINES
All selections must be memorized unless otherwise stated. Language and content of selections must be appropriate for an all-ages mixed audience.

 

Classes are open to students of all ages. Any entry may be performed for adjudication only--please note 'non-competitive' on entry form. Non-competitive Primary entries are limited to: Poetry classes, Memorized Prose, Literary Monologue, and Mime. Those aged 6 and under who wish to be competitive, or enter other classes, must enter as a junior and pay the junior entry fee.

 

Provincial speech arts classes include poetry, sonnet (senior level only), prose, drama and Shakespeare. Competitors aged 11 - 23 must enter at least three qualifying classes* in the Penticton festival to be eligible to advance to the BC Provincial Finals. Shakespeare Duologue is a separate provincial category--students may be recommended from PKMF without participating in other speech arts classes. Interested students should ensure that they are meeting all the necessary Provincial requirements. Click here for the Performing Arts BC website.



TIME LIMITS
All selections must be accurately timed and stated on the entry form. Unless otherwise specified, the maximum time limit is 5 minutes per entry. Timing shall begin with the first word or stage movement and extend to the final word or stage movement, but shall not include announcement of the title/author, nor the verbal introduction, nor applause.

COSTUMES AND PROPS

Costuming and props are only permitted for Drama selections and for Shakespeare classes and must be integral to the selection. Competitors should choose performance material that requires an absolute minimum of props and the latter should be portable. Competitors must be able to set up their props in a minimal amount of time and without assistance.  Note: no live flame on stage is permitted.

POETRY CLASSES
Entry Fees: Non-Competitive Primary (6 years & under) $10; Junior (13 years & under) $17;    Intermediate (14 - 16 years) $18;     Senior (17 years & up)  $19;    Duos or Trios: $10 per person

In poetry the language is molded into some kind of design; in prose it is not.

*Lyric Poetry: A short unified poem expressing the poet's own experience and emotion to be presented in a relaxed manner with limited movement. (Examples: Solitude by Bliss Carman; To Autumn by Keats; Sonnets of Shakespeare and Wordsworth). Time limit: 4 minutes

*Humorous Poetry: Any poem of light or humorous nature.  Time limit: 3 minutes 

*Performance Poetry: A performance poem is one that has been composed specifically for performance before an audience rather than for print distribution. Poems in this category express the poet's own experience, and movement is allowed. Please remember that language must be appropriate for all ages in a mixed audience. Time limit: 4 minutes

*Narrative Poetry: A poem which tells a story and usually has dialogue. The telling of a story is the primary concern of the speaker (e.g., Hiding by Dorothy Aldis; The King's Breakfast by A. A. Milne; The Raven by E. A. Poe; The Cattle Thief by Pauline Johnson). A portion of a longer poem may be chosen rather than the complete work. Gestures may be included to enhance the telling of the story.  Time limit: 4 minutes

*Canadian Poetry: Any poem on any theme written by a Canadian poet. Time limit: 4 minutes

Poetry for Two/Three Voices: A poetry selection arranged for and performed by two or three people. Poems that are conversations, dialogues, or have distinct moods work well. Movement and acting may be included. Time limit: 5 minutes

Original Poetry: The participant will perform his/her own original work from memory. Please note that the adjudicator must be provided with the poem. Time limit: 4 minutes


PROSE CLASSES

Entry Fees: Non-Competitive Primary (6 years & under) $10; Junior (13 years & under) $17;    Intermediate (14 - 16 years) $18;     Senior (17 years & up)  $19;    Duos or Trios: $10 per person

 
In prose the speaker is the narrator. The focus should be on the voice, with vocal characterization and quality of prose maintained. While gesture is encouraged, movement around the stage should be very limited. Speakers may stand or be seated.

*Memorized Prose: A concise selection of a few paragraphs from a novel or story that form a dramatic unit. Spoken in storytelling style, using the exact words of the author. Editing is permitted where quality of the prose can be maintained. Note edits with [...] on typed copy. A balance of narration and dialogue is optimal. Include typed copy with entry. Time limit: 5 minutes

 

Literary Monologue: Entrants perform a monologue, usually of the "personal experience" type. May be comic or serious. This is not part of a longer play, but a speech from a diary, letter, solo monologue, or writing in the first person. If the speech in question is actually part of a longer play, it should be entered in the Dramatic Solo class. Very limited movement and/or dramatization may be included. NOTE: Simple costumes and props may be used.  Time limit: 5 minutes

Storytelling: This may be an original or the retelling of a known story, fairytale, myth, or legend. Stories must be told, not read, and should sound spontaneous rather than memorized. The storyteller should differentiate between characters and have eye contact with the audience. Competitors are not required to provide a complete manuscript of their story; an outline will suffice. Time limit: 5 minutes

 

Creative Storytelling: The adjudicator presents a picture to the competitor who then creates a story pertaining to it. There will be two minutes to prepare. All stories should have a beginning, middle and an end, with characters, setting and a plot. Presentation should follow storytelling format. Time limit: 3 minutes

Sight Reading:  Students will be presented with a selection of prose or poetry. After a 60-second study time, they will read the passage aloud. The intention is to communicate the ideas to the audience, and 'lift the thoughts off the page' using good speech and interpretive skills. Students will remain out of the performance auditorium during their class, until it is their turn. After they have read, they can stay inside to watch the others. Time limit: n/a

DRAMA CLASSES

Entry Fees: Non-Competitive Primary (6 years & under) $10; Junior (13 years & under) $17;    Intermediate (14 - 16 years) $18;     Senior (17 years & up)  $19;    Duos or Trios: $10 per person

 
In drama the speaker is the character portrayed. Simple props and costumes may be used. Blocking with motivated movement is encouraged.

*Dramatic Solo: The selection should be the words of one character only with the words of other characters omitted. Stand-alone monologues (not from longer plays) or adaptations from stories are permissible if they can be performed dramatically as if part of a play. Time limit: 6 minutes

Drama Duo/Trio/Group: A scene for 2 - 8 characters taken from a published play, and performed as if part of the whole play. Each actor assumes the language, movement and dress of the character portrayed. Time limit: 10 minutes.

*Shakespeare Solo: A speech of one character from a play by William Shakespeare. Lines of other characters may be cut and a solo created if the sense of the passage can be maintained. The solo should be performed as if part of the whole play. For this category, selections from Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry are not suitable. Time limit: 6 minutes

Shakespeare Duo*/Trio Group: A scene for two or more actors from any of Shakespeare's published plays, to be performed as if from the play in its entirety. Simple costumes and props may be used. Time limit: 10 minutes

Mime Solo: A silent scene in which a story is told through physical movement and expression. Titles may be announced or displayed on a sign. A chair or bench may be used, but no other props are permitted. Time limit: 4 minutes

Mime Duo/Trio/Group: A silent scene performed by 2 - 8 players, developing the story through movement, expression and mime. The title may be announced or displayed on a sign. Chairs, stools or benches may be used, but no other props. Time limit: 6 minutes

 

RECITAL CLASSES 

Entry Fees:  $33

Recital classes allow students to perform more of their festival repertoire in a single session. Provincial speech arts will be moving to a recital style scheduling in 2017.

*Concert Group: One selection of poetry, prose and drama performed in any order as a continuous concert, with commentary introducing the titles and authors, and explaining the selections. Seniors/Adults may include a sonnet in addition to the three required pieces. These pieces may be joined in theme, or chosen to demonstrate versatility. Costume changes and addition of props must be done without leaving the playing area. Time limit: Junior - 12 minutes; Intermediate - 15 minutes; Senior/Adult - 20 minutes.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASSES
Entry fees:
Junior (13 years & under) $17;    Intermediate (14 - 16 years) $18;     Senior (17 years & up)  $19;    Duos or Trios: $10 per person

Public Speaking requires students to organize and articulate their knowledge. Without communication skills, the ability to progress in the working world, and in life itself, would be nearly impossible. Public speaking is one of the most important forms of communication.

Public Speaking: A prepared, structured speech on a topic chosen by the speaker; delivered in a deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. The style should be extemporaneous: well-rehearsed yet spontaneous sounding. Speeches that are memorized or read from a manuscript are not encouraged. Notes on cards may be used. Time limit: 6 minutes

 

Impromptu Public Speaking: Entrants are required to speak for 2 or 3 minutes on a subject supplied by the adjudicator. All aspects of delivery will be judged. Five minutes preparation time will be allowed. Time limit: 5 minutes


GROUP CLASSES

Groups, All Ages:  $40.00

 

Choral Speaking -   This is a group presentation of one or two selections of poetry or prose chosen to demonstrate contrast. The group works with a text, orchestrating with the human voice as instrument, using solo and massed voices of different colour and quality, creating vocal sound-effects with dynamic effect.  Some solo and small group voices may be included. There may be actions or gestures performed by the chorus, but no movement from place to place once the piece has begun. A leader may conduct the performance but may not participate verbally. Time limit: 10 minutes


Choric Drama - A dramatic presentation by 10 to 30 entrants in which the chorus plays a major role in the action, either as a commentator or to advance the narrative. The chorus may play in unison or have solo voices in combination. Props/costumes/movement/music are permitted, provided the set-up can be done in under 5 minutes. A leader may conduct the performance but may not participate verbally. Lines must be memorized. One selection only. Time limit: 10 minutes

 

Readers' Theatre: A group of not more than 12 readers present a play or story in the Readers' Theatre style, holding manuscripts, which may be read from. No costumes. There may be some movement, but emphasis should be on the voice. Participants may sit or stand, or the group may do a combination of the two. Participants may work from copies of the script, but the adjudicator should receive both the original (published) and a copied version. Time limit 15 minutes
        

 

Competitive and Non-competitive categories will be sorted into the following age groups:

Non-Competitive Primary - ages 6 & under

JUNIOR  - ages 7 to 13 (subdivided by age: 7 & under, 9 & under, 11 & under, 13 & under)

INTERMEDIATE - ages 14 to 16
SENIOR -  ages 17 to 23

ADULT - ages 24 and over


Age must be on the entry form.


ENTRY FEES:

 

Solo Classes

Non-competitive Primary - $10

Junior - $17.00

Intermediate - $18.00

Senior/Adult - $19.00

 

Solo Recital Classes

Concert Group - $33.00

 

Group Classes

Duos, Trios, All Ages: $10.00 per person
Groups, All Ages:  $40.00
       


       

Updated: August 25, 2016

 


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