2018/2019 Dubuque Senior Speech Team - Interest Form
Please complete this form if you are interested in auditioning for the Dubuque Senior Speech Team. It is VERY important that we receive this form by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 26. These interest forms will determine how many coaches we will have and event assignments.
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Student First Name *
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Student Last Name *
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Student Cell Phone *
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Student First and Last Name *
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Large Group Events (Contest Dates: Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 14-15) *
Please indicate below your interest in performing in Large Group Events.
Large Group Events: Please indicate below if you are able to participate in live events *
If you have a conflict with the contest dates, please indicate your interest in performing in pre-recorded events (Radio Broadcasting, Short Film, Television News)
Individual Events (Contest Dates: Feb 23, Mar 9, Mar 25) *
Please indicate below your interest in performing in Individual Events. Check any/all that apply
LARGE GROUP EVENTS
Please rank the following Large Group events based on your interest. YOU MUST SELECT A DIFFERENT EVENT FOR EACH CHOICE.

Choral Reading
A group of 2 to 15 students perform a collection of works with an emphasis on ensemble reading (may include singing). Facial expression and vocal blend are important.

Ensemble Acting
Two to six students act out a scene from a play or book. A table and chairs are the only props allowed, and no costumes or makeup is permitted.

Group Improvisation
Two to five students are given a situation and improvise a scene with limited preparation time. Creativity, working together, and character development are essential.

Group Mime
A group of 2 to 6 students act out a situation or story with their bodies, no talking is allowed. Music is allowed, but mime makeup is not permitted.

Musical Theatre
Two to six students perform song(s) and scene(s) from a musical. A table and chairs are the only props allowed, and no costumes or makeup is permitted.

One Act Play
A group of two or more students perform one act of a play on the stage. Costumes, makeup, props and sets are permitted.

Radio Broadcasting
A group of up to 8 students gather, edit, and organize a radio broadcast which includes news, sports, and weather. The performance is pre-recorded.

Readers Theatre
A group of between 2 and 15 interpret a dramatic work or piece of literature with an emphasis on body and vocal expression.

Short Film
A group of between 2 and 15 students create an original film of no more than five minutes.

Solo Mime
You act out a story or situation with your body and facial expression, no talking allowed. Music is allowed, but mime makeup is not permitted.

Television News
A group of 8-12 students gather, edit, and organize a news broadcast which includes news, sports, and weather. The performance is pre-recorded and requires on and off camera positions.

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Eleventh Choice *
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Please rank the following Individual Events based on your interest. PLEASE FILL OUT THE RANKINGS BELOW EVEN IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO PARTICIPATE IN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS!

Acting - a student acts out a monologue from a play, serious or humorous. Only a single chair may be used.
Length: up to 8 minutes memorized

After Dinner Speaking - a student writes and delivers a humorous speech intended for a particular audience.
Length: up to 5 minutes memorized with notes not to exceed 50 words on a notecard

Expository Address - a student writes and delivers an informative speech on a topic of interest.
Length: up to 6 minutes memorized with notes not to exceed 50 words on a notecard

Improvisational Acting - a student draws characters and a situation and acts out a scene with limited preparation.
Length: up to 5 minutes imagination needed

Literary Program - a combination of prose and poetry is presented on a theme. Facial and vocal expression are key.
Length: up to 10 minutes with script

Original Oratory - a student writes and delivers a persuasive speech on a topic of interest. A lectern may be used.
Length: up to 8 minutes memorized with notes not to exceed 50 words on a notecard

Poetry/Prose - a student interprets works of either poetry or prose. Interpretion and expression are essential.
Length: up to 6 minutes with script

Public Address - a student selects a speech originally delivered by another, communicating the intent of the author.
Length: up to 8 minutes memorized with notes not to exceed 50 words on a notecard

Radio News - a student prepares a news program with given news copy in 30 minutes. A speaker system is used with the audience located in another room.
Length: between 4-5 minutes with script

Review - a student writes and delivers a critical analysis of a book, movie, video game, or any other media.
Length: up to 8 minutes memorized with notes not to exceed 50 words on a notecard

Solo Musical Theatre - a student performs one song from a musical using recorded music. A single chair may be used. Length: up to 5 minutes memorized

Spontaneous - a student draws a contemporary issue topic to speak about with 3 minutes of preparation. Research is important in this category.
Length: up to 5 minutes

Storytelling - a student tells a children's story with facial and body expression. A stool may be used.
Length: up to 5 minutes memorized

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Eleventh Choice *
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Thirteenth Choice *
Fourteenth Choice *
ONCE YOU HAVE INDICATED YOUR EVENT PREFERENCES FOR EACH CATEGORY, SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST FORM BELOW
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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