Below is a listing of workshops provided by parties other than Stoa. The content is not provided by Stoa and thus cannot be endorsed, but the information is provided as a resource for families who wish to participate in additional training. If you have a workshop or event that you would like to list here, please contact us.
Wildcard Cold Reading, June 1
<h3>Cold Reading 201-2018</h3> Competitors read from a short selection given in the competition room. The Competitors will have two minutes to prepare approximately 3-4 minutes of material. Material could include well-known literature, speeches, poetry, or other genre selected by the tournament for each round. A good dramatic cold reader is able to communicate with fluency and clarity and to project speech rhythms well. He should also be able to bring out the intent, mood and characterization of a piece through appropriate articulation and body language.
Dramatic Interpretation, June 1
<h3>Dramatic Interpretation</h3> In Dramatic Interpretation the competitor creates a serious, original rendition from a single piece of literature which captivates and moves the audience. Speakers select and analyze literature, then bring it to life through the creative use of voice, movement, and facial expression.
Wildcard Monologue, June 1
<h3>Monologue 2015-2017</h3> A monologue is a speech from a single character. The competitor interprets a monologue from a single published source. No original material for the monologue selection is allowed. A portion of the presentation may include a brief analysis, background, and/or context of the monologue. Entire presentation has a maximum time of five minutes. The goal is to select and interpret a monologue from a play or piece of literature. The competitor will seek to move or entertain an audience by portraying a single persona, showing an insight to that character that is not always possible in scenes with multiple characters. The monologue may be a poem, as long as it is the thoughts or voice from a single character. In ancient, classic, and modern theater and literature there are many moving, as well as entertaining monologues. These pieces of merit are seldom used in competition because their single-character scripts are viewed as not being as competitive as pieces with multiple roles. Monologues often lend themselves more to characterization than a blocked performance in a scene. This event will also serve an educational purpose of introducing great monologues to Stoa competitors.
Duo Interpretation, June 1
<h3>Duo Interpretation</h3> In Duo Interpretation two competitors create an original rendition from a single selection of literature, or multiple selections of literature, which captivates and moves the audience. To select and analyze literature, then bring it to life through the creative use of voice, facial expression, and movement without interacting face-to-face.
Humorous Interpretation, June 1
<h3>Humorous Interpretation</h3> In Humorous Interpretation the competitor creates an amusing, original rendition from a single piece of literature which captivates and entertains the audience. Stand-up comedy, or telling a series of jokes without a corresponding plot, is not Humorous Interpretation. Speakers select and analyze literature, then bring it to life through the creative use of voice, movement, and facial expression.