2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US
Program of Oral Interpretation
PROGRAM OF ORAL INTERPRETATION
Competitors may mix selections from prose, poetry, and drama together to create one theme. The competitor must use at least 2 of the 3 literature types. The delivery of the entire program must be delivered from a manuscript.
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 30 seconds should not be given first place in the panel. There is no official time limit.
Movement during the performance is allowed. The manuscript may be used as a prop during the performance.
The focus of the event is to develop a theme or argument through the use of narrative, story, and/or characterization.