Entering the IHSA Individual Events State Series on SpeechWire
The entry process for the Speech Individual Events state series will be completed on SpeechWire.com. To get started, every school must have a free SpeechWire.com coach account. If your school does not have one yet, please contact Ben Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be created for you. Please do NOT create it yourself! If you do, it will not be linked to the state series and you will not be able to enter!
Instructions for Entering the IHSA Individual Events State Series on SpeechWire
Dramatic/Humorous Duet Acting (DDA/HDA) Terms and Conditions Clarification (Revisions shown in red)
Material must come from a single printed, published source and must meet high standards for good literature. Cuttings from plays, verse plays, teleplays, screenplays, or other works that meet all criteria for the event may be presented.
Excluding the introduction, a cutting may include the portrayal of no more than two characters. Material in which an author assigns multiple characters to one actor is acceptable. Combining the lines of two or more characters to create one composite character is prohibited. Adaptations condensing multiple characters and creating/combining dialogue are prohibited.
Assigning a line from the text to a given character for the purpose of transition or continuity is not to be considered the creation of a “composite” character. A transition is considered part of the cutting and may not include portrayal of additional characters. Material other than the author’s work must be limited to 15%.
Meeting Common Core State Standards through Debating and Speaking Activities