Stuyvesant Speech & Debate

2017- 2018

We represent one of the most honorable organizations both nationally and at Stuyvesant. Our emphasis on public-speaking, self-expression and confidence isn't only aimed at training national competitors and finalists; it's aimed at training future leaders. This team represents a second family for every single one of us.

SPEECH CATEGORIES: 

 

Oral Interpretation

Competitors present selections in poetry and prose. While performing, they read their selections from a binder - each selection being ten minutes maximum.

 

Humorous Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation is a ten minute performance in which a competitor demonstrates his or her comedic skills, through the use of comedic timing and delivery without the use of costumes or props.

 

Dramatic Interpretation

Dramatic interpretation is a ten minute performance in which a competitor conveys a story and emotion through the use of a dramatic text without the use of costumes or props. Competitors may choose to perform one or more portions from a play, short story, or any other published work.

 

Duo-Interpretation

Two competitors work together to create a ten minute performance in which they focus on the relationships and interactions between the characters in order to tell a story; conveying emotion and environments without the use of costumes or props. 

 

Original Oratory

Competitors deliver a ten minute, self written speech on any topic they choose. This speech is delivered by memory without the use of costumes or props.

 

Declamation

Declamation features a performance that is a maximum of ten minutes in length with selections from commencement addresses, old original oratories or other published speeches.

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