Eligibility:

Every person who participates in the Adult Individual Events Festival must be a member of MTA through payment of annual dues, as well as payment of $10 for each event slot entered.

Adults allowed to participate must be 18 years of age and not enrolled in a high school.

Each participant must fill out a festival registration form and indicate which individual event(s) they will participate in. If they are in a partner event, he/she must indicate their partner’s name as well.

A participant may not enter more than two (2) events, e.g., Monologue Acting and Duet Acting and may not enter the same event more than once.

The adult individual events will be held on Friday evening (this may conflict with the evening block of shows).

The top 3 winners in each category will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

Registration

To register for the individual events

  • First, pay your registration using the MTA registration form for Individual or using the group registration spreadsheet.
  • Second, on the registration form, indicate which event(s) you will participate in. If you are in a partner event, list your partner’s name as well. Your partner must do the same with their individual registration.

The following events will be offered:

  • Monologue Acting – One monologue (Dramatic or Comedic)
  • Duet Acting – Dramatic or Comedic
  • Solo Musical
  • Duet Musical

General Event Requirements:

  • No costumes or theatrical makeup are allowed.
  • No hand props should be used.
  • All performance events have specific time limits. Failure to adhere to time limits automatically disqualifies participant from a superior rating or any awards.
  • Material must be drawn from published or original plays, screenplays or teleplays. Works from other forms such as poetry or fiction are not permitted.
  • In duets, each participant must be actively involved in the scene.
  • Introductions should include the participant’s name(s), title of the selection, and name of the author. Time limit does not include the introduction.

Monologue Requirements:

  • Performed by one actor or actress.
  • Selection must come from a play, screenplay, teleplay or monologue.
  • Monologue should be memorized.
  • No properties, costumes or stage makeup are allowed. Only one straight back chair is permitted for staging, which will be provided by the host theatre.
  • A participant may not enter a monologue which they also perform in an entered play for the Community Theatre festival.
  • Time limit is five (5) minutes total (not including introduction).

Duet Acting Requirements:

  • Performed by two (2) actors or actresses, portraying two (2) characters.
  • Selection must come from a play, screenplay or teleplay.
  • Selection should be as equally balanced between the two characters as possible.
  • The cutting should be memorized.
  • No properties, costumes or stage makeup are allowed. Two straight back chairs are permitted, which will be provided by the host theatre.
  • Participants may not enter a duet which they also perform in an entered play for the Community Theatre festival.
  • Time limit is five (5) minutes (not including introduction).

Solo Musical Requirements:

  • Participant may only present one selection.
  • Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre or film. Works from other forms, such as poetry or standard popular songs are not permitted. The selection may include dialogue.
  • Performers may only use pre-recorded, non-vocal musical accompaniment. A CD/cassette player will be provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own player. A piece may only be performed acapella if it is written to be performed in that manner.
  • Time limit is five (5) minutes (not including spoken introduction). Timing of the presentation will begin at the musical introduction.

Duet Musical Requirements:

  • Participants may only present one selection.
  • Material must be drawn from published scripts written for theatre or film. Works from other forms, such as poetry or standard popular songs are not permitted. The selection may include dialogue.
  • Performers may only use pre-recorded, non-vocal musical accompaniment. A CD/cassette player will be provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own player. A piece may only be performed a capella if it is written to be performed in that manner.
  • Each participant must be actively involved in the scene.
  • The time limit is five (5) minutes (not including spoken introduction). Timing of the presentation will begin at the musical introduction.