I just got word from the State Thespian Board that there are some significant changes coming up to competitions.
the States registration fee will increase to $130/person next year. It will be frozen at that level for the next two years.
each troupe used to be able to bring up to 3 Performance Superiors and 5 Tech Superiors to States. That rule has been reduced to 6 Superiors per troupe (of any combination of Tech/Performance). This makes advancing to States more competitive than ever!
all Tech events have been reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes each. No word on how that time will be broken down yet in terms of presentation/feedback.
the Ensemble Acting event has been reduced from 8 minutes to 5 minutes.
the Group Musical event has been reduced from 8 minutes to 5 minutes.
the Monologue event has been reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes. This is a big change! It was changed to make it meet the industry standard of monologue auditions of 1-1/2 minutes apiece.
We'll discuss all of these changes at our first Thespian homeroom meeting next week!