Hattiesburg High School Middle School Invitational

2022 — Hattiesburg, MS/US

Duo Interpretation

Abbreviation DUO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $10.00
Entry Limit Per School 10
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

  1. The selection shall require no more than ten minutes. There is a 30-second grace period. Students who exceed the time limit by more than thirty seconds should not be given first place in the round.
  2. The selection shall be a cutting from a single published work of literature. Recorded material that is not published is not acceptable. Lines that are attributed to a character in the published material may not be attributed to another character in the performance. The original source of the piece must be present at the tournament for verification purposes.
  3. Participants will establish focus for the other character, but except during the introduction, eye contact is not allowed.
  4. The selection must be memorized.
  5. The two performers may play one or more characters as long as the performance of the two competitors remains as balanced as possible.
  6. Participants should react to each other's verbal and nonverbal expressions, but they may not touch each other. Touching and direct eye contact during the introduction is allowed.