POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College Forensics Team members will preview some of their nationals material at a Forensics Performance Night beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building.
Seven members of the team will offer a preview of the platform speeches, interpretive events and impromptu skills they’ll take to the April 9-14 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Schaumberg, Ill.
Their presentations are best suited to a mature audience.
Saige Smith of Powell will give an oral interpretation on coffee and stimulants that serves up a dramatic impact with a dollop of humor. Justin Rogers of Buffalo will talk about the differences between parliamentary debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate and the strategies used to win arguments using these two popular debate forms.
Humor and research come together when Krista Stone of Annapolis, Md., offers an after-dinner speech about the experiences that come from transplanting a Jewish woman from the East Coast to Wyoming.
Daniel Cariveau of Greybull will give an informative speech on the earth’s shifting magnetic poles; and Walter Belleau of Glasgow, Mont., will demonstrate the quick thinking it takes when given just seven minutes to prepare and present an impromptu speech.
Things get more dramatic when Nichole Whitcomb of Billings, Mont., presents “Dogface,” a dramatic interpretation of a play script about a child who is mutilated by a dog and must deal with the aftereffects through life.
Rounding out the evening is Jess Ayres of Newcastle, who will give an extemporaneous speech in the same fashion it’s handled at a forensics tournament: after choosing a topic from three current event choices, she’ll spend a half-hour in research and preparation before delivering her speech to the audience.
Admission is free.