Ensemble & Monologue Categories (03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10)

RULES

  1.  All selections must be from published plays. Selections from motion picture screenplays, television plays, short stories, novels, periodicals, original works, or compilation books such as ‘Scenes & Monologues They Haven’t Heard’ will NOT be permitted.  Online plays may be used with permission from the play website or playwright.
  2. Entries must match the genre of the play as designated by the publisher and/or playwright.
  3. If the publisher designates a play as a drama it must be performed in the Dramatic category even if it is comedic in nature. If a play is designated as a comedy it must be performed in the Humorous category even if it is dramatic in nature.  Choosing a section that does not match the genre of the category may adversely affect scoring.
  4. Ensemble selections must be from one continuous scene. Cutting and pasting of dialogue from different scenes is NOT permitted.
  5. Selections from musicals may NOT be used in Monologue or Ensemble categories.

03-Contemporary  Ensemble – Dramatic (CED)
Entries Per School: 2 ensemble groups
Maximum Time Limit: 5 minutes
Cast Size: 2-5
Furniture Provided: 1 table/2 chairs
Contemporary time frame is published post 1930.

04-Contemporary Ensemble –  Humorous  (CEH)
Entries Per School: 2 ensemble groups
Maximum Time Limit: 5 minutes
Cast Size: 2-5
Furniture Provided: 1 table/2 chairs
Contemporary time frame is published post 1930.

05-Classical Ensemble – Dramatic or Humorous (CLE)
Entries Per School: 3 ensemble groups
Maximum Time Limit: 5 minutes
Cast Size: 2-5
Furniture Provided: 1 table/2 chairs
Classical time frame is published pre-1930.

07-Classical  Monologue – Dramatic  (CLMD)
Entries Per School: 3
Maximum Time Limit: 3 minutes
Cast Size: 1
Furniture Provided: 1 chair
Classical time frame is published pre-1930.

08-Classical Monologue  – Humorous   (CLMH)
Entries Per School: 3
Maximum Time Limit: 3 minutes
Cast Size: 1
Furniture Provided: 1 chair
Classical time frame is pre-1930.

09-Contemporary Monologue – Dramatic  (CMD)
Entries Per School: 3
Maximum Time Limit: 3 minutes
Cast Size: 1
Furniture Provided: 1 chair
Contemporary time frame is published post 1930.

10-Contemporary Monologue – Humorous  (CMH)
Entries Per School: 3
Maximum Time Limit: 3 minutes
Cast Size: 1
Furniture Provided: 1 chair
Contemporary time frame is published post 1930.