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  • 1. NCTCPlay Festiva lA Crash Cou rse

2. Where Do I Start?0 First Step: Youre Here!0 Come and Watch a Festival0 Talk with a Teacher who is a Member0 Talk with Us! 3. Registration (HSPF)0 Make Sure Youre an Organizational Member0 August 29 Early Registration for Current Members0 $325 per show, no per student fees 4. What Region am I?West: Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell,Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Graham, Haywood,Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell,Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania,Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey.Central: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson,Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Mecklenburg,Moore, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rowan, Rockingham,Stanly, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren.East: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan,Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe,Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jackson, Johnston,Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow,Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson,Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson 5. HSPF SitesWeekend 1Weekend 2 October 26-27November 2-3Kings Mountain High SchoolWatauga High School West (Kings Mountain)West (Boone)Rocky RiverPinecrest High School High School Central (MintCentral (Southern Pines)Hill)Childrens TheatreMeredith Collegeof Charlotte Central (Raleigh)Mt. Tabor Central (Charlotte)High School Central Washington High School(Winston-Salem)ParamountEast (Washington)Theatre East(Goldsboro) State Play FestivalNovember 15-16, Greensboro College 6. MSPF SitesMarch 16, 2013Pinecrest High School,Southern PinesKings Mountain High School,Kings Mountain 7. Festival Basics(full rules available on our website)0 Students Only0 Tech Meeting0 45 Minutes0 10 x 100 Lighting0 Sound 8. Adjudication0 Two Adjudicators0 Rubric Based0 Verbal Feedback 9. Adjudicators will circle one rating box in each column.Superior ExcellentGood Fair Projection andAll actors can be heard andMost actors can be heard Actors can be heard Actors projection understood throughout theand understood throughoutand understoodand articulationArticulation entire production. the production. Projection with difficulty.skills are veryand articulation isLack of projectionlimited, making itinconsistent at moments. and articulationdifficult to follow detracts from the play. production. CommentsPhysicalityAll actors consistently displayMost actors displaySome actors display Actors display very appropriate movements, facialappropriate movements, appropriate limited movements, expressions, and gestures to facial expressions, andmovements, facial facial expressions support and enhance thegestures to support andexpression, and and gestures. This production.enhance the production,gestures. Thislack of physicalityalthough this physicality is limited physicality detracts from thesometimes inconsistent does not support or production. enhance production. CommentsCharacterization All actors display fullMost actors displaySome actors display Actors display very commitment, vocally andcommitment, vocally andcommitment to limited physically, to their characters. physically, to their their characters. commitment to They have made clear,characters. Most actorsSome actors havetheir characters. specific, and appropriatehave made appropriatemade choices to Strong character choices to support their choices to support their support their choices are not characters.characters.character.evident. CommentsPurpose andAll actors successfullyMost actors successfully Some actors identifyFew actors identify identify and perform goals,identify and perform goals,and perform goals,and perform goals, Objective obstacles, and tactics for obstacles, and tactics for obstacles, and tactics. obstacles, and their characters. They their characters. They playThey play actions totactics for their 10. clearly and consistently playappropriate actions tosupport thecharacters.appropriate actions to support the performance.performance.enhance the performance. Comments Pacing and Entire ensemble displays Ensemble displays Ensemble displaysEnsemble displaysappropriate pacing and appropriate pacing andappropriate pacing very limitedEnergyenergy throughout theenergy throughout most of and energy duringunderstanding ofperformance. Pacing andthe performance. Pacing and some of theappropriate pacingenergy is clearly intentionalenergy supports the performance. Pacingand energy, whichand enhances the production. and energy does notdetracts from theproduction.support theproduction. production. CommentsUnderstanding Clear evidence that the textEvidence that the text is While a surface Evidence ofis well understood andwell understood and understanding of text understanding of of Textcommunicated to audience. communicated to audience. is evident, subtext and text, subtext, andUtilization of subtextUse of subtext reveals some context are not context is lacking.reveals a deeperunderstanding of charactersuccessfully utilizedunderstanding of characterand plot. Context supportsor communicated toand plot. Context is used tothe production. the audience.enhance the production. CommentsComposition Consistent and engaging Consistent use of movementInconsistent use of Movement or stageuse of movement and stage and stage pictures clarifymovement and stagepictures do notand Blockingpictures to clarify actions,actions, reveal relationships pictures that clarify actions, revealreveal relationshipsbetween characters, and sometimes clarifies relationships betweenbetween characters, and display characters actions, revealscharacters, or displaydisplay characters connections to theirrelationships between charactersconnections to theirenvironment throughoutcharacters, or displayconnections to theirenvironment.most of the production. characters environment.connections to theirenvironments. Comments 11. CommunicationAll actors and technicians Most actors and technicians Some actors and Actors and respond very clearly tolisten and respond to eachtechnicians listen andtechnicians do notand Focuseach other, display strong other, display focus and safe respond to each other,listen and respond to focus and safe practices practices throughout thedisplay limited focus each other, focus is throughout the performance, from load-in or questionably safenot evident or performance, from load-to load-out.practices during theprocesses are unsafe in to load-out.performance or in during theload-in and load-out. performance or inload-in and load-out.CommentsProduction The production designThe production design often The production design The production design consistently enhances theenhances the performancesometimes supportsdoes not supportDesign performance and supports and supports action.the performance and performance and may action.action. detract from action.CommentsThe rating category circled most often determines the overall production rating. If there is a tie between two ratings, the overallrating will be the higher of the two. In the event in a tie between three categories, the middle rating will be the overall rating.Using ratings as a guide, adjudicators will choose two plays to receive the Distinguished Play Award and one Honorable Mention.Number of Superior Ratings _______Number of Excellent Ratings _______ Overall Rating ___________________Number of Good Ratings _______Number of Fair Ratings _______Additional Comments: 12. Awards0 Theatre Arts Awards0 Acting Awards0 Design and Production0 Directing0 Distinguished Play/ Superior Rating0 Scholarships 13. Cast Your Vote (HSPF)0 Distinguished Play: 1 Chosen by Adjudicators, One Chosen by You!0 Must have representation at all shows.0 One vote per school. 14. Celebration Stars andShow Posters