Play Cuttings and Musical Performances

  • Register with a play cutting, one act or musical cutting to perform and be adjudicated.
  • You will be asked to include a content warning when you register, please include a warning about any content that audiences may want to know prioer to watching.
  • Cuttings may include teacher directed, student directed, full-length plays, one or more one-act plays or already performed musical.
  • 70-minute performance time limit, including set up and tear down time.
  • Schools may bring multiple cuttings as long as the total performance time including set up and tear down is less than 70 minutes.  
    • In this case adjudicators will consider multiple performances under one rubric.  If your cutting is a musical, you may use costumes but it is not required.
  • The emphasis of adjudication is on the directing and acting of the piece rather than the production values. 
  • Warning* There are no allocated spaces for costume or scenic storage, rehearsal spaces, or dressing rooms. 
    • Musical performance spaces will have a piano in the space; however, sound systems and microphones are not available. 
  • Musicals that have yet to open should register a 10-minute cutting under the Musical WIP (Work-in-Progress) cutting.