Dramatic Arts


Create a skit on a classical or biblical theme. Skits must be no more than 10 minutes in length.


Delegates will read a Latin passage with feeling, understanding, and movement.

Participants in the Dramatic Interpretation Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. 

Costume and props are NOT to be used.  An introduction in English is NOT necessary and, if given, is NOT in any way considered when rating contestants.  A false start (i.e., no longer than the first line) will be allowed without a point deduction.

Contestants should make sure their movements and gestures are appropriate to the content of the presentation. It is highly recommended that a student’s sponsor or a state chair should hear and approve the presentation before the contest. Students and advisors are reminded that a poem (Advanced Poetry level only) must be recited in the appropriate meter, including elisions.