2015-16 Speech Season
These 12 Large Group Speech groups will be competing on January 23rd at Sheldon. We would love to see you there and have your support! Those that receive “I” ratings will go on to compete at State on February 6th in Le Mars.
General LG Speech Information
Large Group is an opportunity for students to explore speaking and performing in a group or team setting. The Iowa High School Speech Association provides a variety of opportunities for students to explore their acting and speaking talents in a competitive environment.
Description of Large Group Events
One-Act One or more students perform a play on stage using costumes, make-up, lights,
props, etc. All aspects of theater are utilized.
Length – 35 minutes. Memorized
Choral Reading A collection of material with group and solo lines, possibly some singing and
acting. Facial expression, vocal blend, and interpretation are important.
Up to 15 members. 15 minutes. Read from scripts.
Reader’s Theater A group of usually 7 to 12 people perform either a play or a collection
of prose readings. There is no make-up or props. Interpretation is the key, along with facial and vocal expression.
Ensemble Acting Two to six students are out a scene from a play or book, only chairs
and a table may be used. Miming of all other props are necessary. No make-up or costumes. Length – 15 minutes. Memorized.
Musical Theater Two to six students will combine their acting, singing, and dancing skills in a 10
minute performance. No make-up or costumes.
Group Mime Two to six students act out a situation or story with their bodies.
No talking is allowed. Length – 7 minutes. Memorized.
Solo Mime One person acts out a story or situation with their body and facial expression.
Length – 5 minutes. Memorized.
Group Improv Two to five students are given a situation to use when making up a story and
acting it out. Two minutes of preparation time is allowed to create a five
minute presentation. Creativity and team work is vital. Imagination Required
TV News A group of 2-15 students gather, edit, organize, and shape a news broadcast.
The broadcast can include local, state, national, and international news, weather, sports, and
Radio Broadcasting This category mirrors television news except that it is a radio
broadcast and its length is 7 minutes. The audio tape is taken to
contest. Vocal variety and enthusiasm are keys to this category.
Two teams of 2-8 members allowed. Vocal Interpretation Required.
Length – 5 minutes. Prepared before contest.
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