Oral Interpretation Events
A prose speech is a selection of prose material of literary merit, which may be drawn from more than one source. Play cuttings are prohibited. The focus of this category should be development of a story.
A dramatic interpretation speech is a cutting which represents one or more characters from a play or plays of literary merit. This material may be drawn from stage, screen, or radio. The focus of this category should be the development of a character.
A poetry piece is a selection (or selections) of poetry of literary merit chosen by the student, which may be drawn from more than one source. Once again, play cuttings are prohibited.
Program Oral Interpretation
A program oral interpretation speech is a program of thematically-linked selections of literary merit, chosen from a variety of sources. The focus of this category
should be the development of a specific theme chosen by the speaker.
A duo speech is a cutting from a play or a thematically-linked program, humorous or serious, involving the portrayal of two or more characters presented by two individuals. The material may be drawn from stage, screen, radio, or any other written media. However, the duo partners' focus should always face the audience and not to each other.