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Events” are performance and technical events that students from
each troupe may enter into competition at their local District
Festival. Each troupe may create its own criteria for deciding which
students will represent their school in Individual Events. Each
District has its own formula for deciding how many Individual Events
a troupe may bring to its local District Festival, and in how many
Individual Events a student from that troupe may participate. This
formula is based on the size of both the District and the limitations
of the venue in which it hosts these events.
Individual Events from each District are invited to perform at the
annual FSJT State Festival. Florida State Junior Thespians currently
allows each troupe to register up to 8 superior-ranked Performance
Events and up to 4 superior-ranked Technical Events. (In the event a
troupe does not have enough superior-ranked events to fill this
slate, exceptions can be made for up to four excellent-rated events
to attend the FSJT State Festival.)
event categories are:Monologue,
Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Small Group
Musical, Large Group Musical, Pantomime, and
event categories are: Set Design, Costume Design, Publicity
Design, Scene Writing, and Makeup Design.
Students will NOT be allowed to use adult language in any performance
at the District or State Level. The piece will be disqualified
from competition, a letter will be sent to the school principal if
this occurs. This is not a negotiable point.
“slate,” or introduction, is required for each
performance piece and MUST include ONLY the entrant's name(s), title
of selection, and troupe number. Do not give the name of
school or other information. The official time for the
event will start after the mention of the troupe number. (Example:
"My name is John Doe. I will sing "Music of the Night"
from Phantom of the Opera." I am from Troupe #1234.)
student may enter the same Individual Event category twice.
number of entries and events allowed per troupe and per student in
the Individual Events Competition will be determined annually by the
State Board. Each District may set its own number of entries
and events for its local festival, based upon the size of the
District and the limitations of the venue where the Festival is
are not allowed to wear clothing that displays their school's name,
school's initials or any identification of their troupe apart from
the troupe number. Students may wear clothing that displays
their District number. This applies to ALL Individual Events.
receiving a Superior rating at the District level are eligible to
perform at the State level.
Final selection will be the troupe director’s decision. (In the event a troupe does not have enough superior-ranked
events to fill this slate, exceptions can be made for up to four excellent-rated events to
attend the FSJT State Festival.)
changes or additions after registration deadline. There may be
financial penalties at both the District and State Festival for
changed or dropped events.
Individual Events presented at State Festival must be the same title
and cutting, with the same participants, that received an
Excellent/Superior at District Festival. Any exceptions to
this rule require a written request to the State Director two weeks
prior to the Festival.
troupe director is responsible for insuring that the material is
appropriate for presentation in a public forum at their own middle
school. The principal will be asked to certify that the material
chosen meets the community standards of the school and community.
costumes may be used. Costumes are defined as clothing which
is unique to the character(s) in the specific play, scene, and/or
musical number (EXAMPLE: 1950's style clothing for a scene from
or clothing that helps to establish information about the
character(s) (i.e. mood, personality, period, etc.) in the specific
play, scene and/or musical number (EXAMPLE: mismatched clothing or
"nerd" clothing for The
clothing (leotards, tights, dance skirts, sweats, etc.) may be worn
UNLESS they would be covered under the description listed above.
and accessories may be used if they are an integral part of the
blocking and/or choreography.