70th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Drama
17 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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           SPEECH & DRAMA DIVISION
                     PLEASE CHECK FOR CHANGES IN 2019

ADJUDICATORS: SOLO: Pamela Cassidy, Tamworth  GROUP: Carolyn McKenzie, Sydney

 RULES & CONDITIONS


1. CHOIRS AND GROUPS

  1. Choir risers are placed in a static position.
  2. Choir risers provided: 3 sets of 4 levels (plus floor)
  3. School choirs or Groups shall consist solely of current bona-fide students of that school.
  4. Competitors must not enter in more than one Group or choir in the same Section.

2. DUOS AND TRIOS

a. One of the competitors may be under the Age Limit but may not enter BOTH the higher Age Section and their own Age Section, excluding Duologue.

b. If any competitor is prevented from performing due to the withdrawal of one member, a substitute may be used. The Backstage Marshall must be notified of the change prior to the commencement of the Section

3. CONDUCTING - Conducting is restricted to Choral Speaking Sections.

4. MATERIALS FOR DRAMA

The material for Drama Sections is to be selected with a view to the age of the competitors and with the realisation that there will be children in the audience.

5. SYNOPSIS (Optional)

If competitors wish for a short synopsis to be read by the Chairman, a typed copy must be handed to the Registrar prior to the commencement of the Section.

This must be kept to a maximum of 25 words and typed in block letters in double line spacing

6. MICROPHONE

No microphone will be allowed in the s Speech & Drama Sections to amplify vocal tone.

7. OWN CHOICE SCRIPTS - Please refer to General Rules Number 3

8. PREPARATION TIME

Preparation time in Extemporised Sections will equal stated performance Time Limit.

9. PROMPTING

With the exception of Group Drama, there will be no prompting except from Adjudicator. Penalties will apply at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

10. PROPS
  1. No costume, dramatisation or props will be allowed in any Recitation Section.
  2. See General Rule 7
  3. 1 x Table, 1x Chair – will be provided
11. STAGE
  1. Blackouts and special lighting effects will not be allowed.
  2. Performance must remain on stage, upstage of the proscenium.
  3. Once a competitor has registered with the Backstage Marshal, they are required to remain backstage until the Section has been adjudicated.
  4. Curtains are allowed for Drama Sections only.
12. TIME LIMITS

Time Limits will be strictly adhered to as outlined in General Rule 2.

13. VENUE ETIQUETTE NO loud yelling or calling out from the auditorium OR back stage area.



ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/06/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 15 & 16
239 Shakespearean Excerpt Solo     Age 15 & 16

Session: 20/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice; costume optional

Donated by Aminelle Flemming

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
243 Drama Solo     Age 14

Session: 19/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice other than Shakespeare; costume optional

Donated by the Rowan Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13
244 Drama Solo     Age 13

Session: 17/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice other than Shakespeare; costume optional

Donated by the Dyer Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 17 & 18
238 Shakespearean Championship Solo     Age 17 & 18

Session: 20/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice; costume optional. Must compete in appropriate Age Solo.

The Esme Schrock Trophy donated by the Schrock Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.101st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 15
247 Duologue Duo     Age 13 to 15

Session: 18/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice; extracts from any theatrical drama; costume optional

Donated by Dentures NQ

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.101st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 18
253 Prepared Mime Solo     Age 13 to 18

Session: 19/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice; hands held pros; music/sound effects optional - operated by performer

Donated by Friends of the Theatre

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
242 Drama Solo     Age 15

Session: 17/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:30

Own Choice other than Shakespeare; costume optional

Donated by Rose Ioannou

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 18
246 Duologue Duo     Age 13 to 18

Session: 18/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice; extracts from any theatrical drama; costume optional

Donated by Dr Harry Stalewski, Paediatric Surgeon/Urologist

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.101st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 & 14
248 Duologue Duo     Age 13 & 14

Session: 18/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice; extracts from any theatrical drama; costume optional

Donated by the Savina Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.101st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9 to 12
254 Prepared Mime Solo     Age 9 to 12

Session: 19/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

Own Choice; hands held pros; music/sound effects optional - operated by performer

Donated by Michelle Bolar

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 to 14
256 Solo Imprompu Drama Solo     Age 12 to 14

Session: 17/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

Must report to Marshall immediately prior to section; Choice 2 Topics from Adjudicator; prep time 1 min; warning 30 secs before end

Donated by Aminelle Flemming

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16
241 Drama Solo     Age 16

Session: 17/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:30

Own Choice other than Shakespeare; costume optional

The Donna Ahlers Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11 & 12
245 Character Portrayal Solo     Age 11 & 12

Session: 19/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice, first person not theatrical drama; Costumed; Script from 'Characters' SDTAQ Inc or dramatized prose

The Bradfast Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
249 Comedy Skit Duo     Age 18 & Under

Session: 17/09/2019 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice; costume optional

Donated by Grant & Lyn Withey

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.101st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 15 to 18
255 Solo Imprompu Drama Solo     Age 15 to 18

Session: 19/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

Must report to Marshall immediately prior to section; Choice 2 Topics from Adjudicator; prep time 1 min; warning 30 secs before end

The Ireland Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 17 & 18
240 Drama Solo     Age 17 & 18

Session: 17/09/2019 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice other than Shakespeare; costume optional

Donated by the Buckle Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.601st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC