The order of events on the video:
1. Dramatic Duet Acting
2. Dramatic Interpretation
3. Extemporaneous Speaking
4. Humorous Duet Acting
5. Humorous Interpretation
6. Impromptu Speaking
7. Informative Speaking
8. Oratorical Declamation
9. Original Comedy
10. Original Oratory
11. Poetry Reading
12. Prose Reading
13. Radio Speaking
14. Special Occasion Speaking
Speaking Events: Speaking Events are eight minutes long.You write (or in the case of Oratorical Declamation, choose) a speech at the beginning of the season and give the same speech throughout the season.
Original Oratory (OO)
In this event you give a persuasive speech on a current issue. You choose a topic, take a side, do some research and write an 8 minute speech.
Informative Speaking (Info)
In this event, you choose a topic and after researching it, write an eight minute speech informing your audience about the topic, usually a current problem or new technology.
Oratorical Declamation (OD)
In this event, you take an eight minute cutting of an editorial, article, essay or speech written by someone else and present it as your own.
Special Occasion Speaking (SOS)
In this event, you choose a current issue, choose a side, research it and write a humorous, persuasive speech that is eight minutes and addressed to a certian audience (The PTA, Freshman Study Hall etc.).
Limited Preparation Events: These are the Limited Prep events. For each event, you come to the tournament with no speech prepared. You are given a certain amount of time (depending on the event) to prepare your speech.
Extemporaneous Speaking (ES or Extemp)
In this event, you come to the tournament with files of news articles, and other resource materials that will help you write your speech. You are given three questions on political or social issues. After choosing one, you have forty-five minutes to prepare a six minute speech that addresses the question at hand.
Impromptu Speaking (IS)
This year, the IHSA had adopted a new format for IS. You will have two minutes to prep and six minutes to speak. You go to each round without a speech prepared. When you are called into the room you are given a topic (like a quotation or a single word) and you have two minutes to prepare a speech analyzing the topic. When your two minutes are up, you present a six-minute speech on the topic.
Radio Speaking (RS)
In this event, you take world, national and local news as well as weather, sports and an advertisement and then cut and organize them into a five-minute radio broadcast. Organization, timing and delivery are important in this event.
Interpretation Events: In Interpretation Events you perform an eight minute cutting of a play (or in the case of OC, an original play) and you play all the characters. No props, costumes, or make-up are used, but solely vocal quality, tone, range and physicality to differentiate between the characters. As with most events, you use the same piece at all tournaments.
Dramatic Interpretation (DI)
In this event, you and your coach select an eight-minute scene, or cutting of a play that centers around a dramatic situation.
Humorous Interpretation (HI)
In this event, you and your coach select an eight-minute scene, or cutting of a play centers around a funny situation.
Original Comedy (OC)
In this event, you write an eight-minute humorous play. You may choose to have one character that the play centers around or multiple characters you develop as it progresses.
Reading Events: Reading Events involve an eight-minute cutting of a piece of literature or poetry. You perform the piece using a small black binder. Good pieces are neither solely dramatic or humorous, but rather layered with funny and dramatic parts. As with most events, you will use the same piece at each tournament.
Prose Reading (PR)
In this event, you and your coach select an eight-minute cutting of a story. You perform the story using your vocal skills and physicality to differentiate between the characters.
In this event, you and your coach select an eight minute cutting of a poem or program of multiple poems and you perform them.
Acting Events: In the Duet Acting Events, you and a partner act out an eight-minute scene or cutting of a play. No costumes, props or make-up are used, with the exception of two chairs and a table.
Humorous Duet Acting (HDA)
In this event, you, your partner, and your coach select a cutting of a play or a scene with two characters that centers around a humorous situation.
Dramatic Duet Acting (DDA)
In this event, you, your partner, and your coach select a cutting of a play or a scene with two characters that centers around a dramatic situation.
Dramatic Duet Acting
Humorous Duet Acting
Special Occasion Speaking