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2019 Rules on Time and Cast Number in Kenya Drama Festivals

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The following are the 2019 rules on time (performance duration) and the cast number (participants) during the Kenya National Drama Festivals. Kindly adhere to them to score better during the adjudication process.

N/B: The highlighted texts in this color have either been changed or re-introduced in 2019.

DURATION OF PERFORMANCES AND NUMBER IN CAST IN 2019 KENYA NATIONAL DRAMA AND FILM FESTIVALS

ITEM

DRAMA CATEGORY

MAXIMUM TIME (MINUTES)

MAXIMUM

CAST

PLAYPRIMARY

35

22

SECONDARY AND COLLEGES

40

22

UNIVERSITIES

60

40

PLAY IN FRENCH

25

15

PLAY IN KENYAN SIGN LANGUAGE (PRIMARY)

20

20

PLAY IN KENYAN SIGN LANGUAGE (SECONDARY AND COLLEGES)

25

20

CULTURAL CREATIVE DANCEPRIMARY

10

30

SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

15

30

SPECIAL NEEDS INSTITUTIONS (PRIMARY)

10

25

SPECIAL NEEDS INSTITUTIONS (SECONDARY AND COLLEGES)

15

25

MODERN CREATIVE DANCE  PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

7

9

SOLO VERSEPRE-PRIMARY

3

2

PRIMARY

5

2

SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

5

2

SOLO VERSE IN FRENCH

SECONDARY

5

2

CHORAL VERSE IN FRENCH

SECONDARY

5

12

SOLO VERSE

CHORAL VERSEECDE

3

15

PRIMARY

5

15

SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

5

15

SPOKEN WORDSECONDARY AND TERTIARY

5

2

NARRATIVEPRIMARY

5

4

SECONDARY AND TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

7

4

DRAMATISED SINGING GAMESPRE-PRIMARY

5

20

STAND-UP COMEDYSECONDARY AND TERTIARY

5

2

MIMEUNIVERSITIES

5

1

FEATURE FILMAll

30

SCREEN DANCEAll

10

SCREEN NARRATIVEAll

10

SCREEN VERSEAll

5

DOCUMENTARYAll

15

ADVERTAll

1

  • Infringement of the rule on time shall attract a penalty of (one) 1 mark per minute. For the film genre, any item that exceeds the stipulated time by over 10 minutes shall be stopped;
  • Infringement on the rule on number of cast shall incur a penalty of five (5) marks for every extra person.
  • Participants performing solo items during the Kenya drama festivals shall be accompanied by ONE teacher/tutor/lecturer. All other items shall present ONLY 2 teachers to accompany the performers. This shall be based on gender considerations, i.e. for a girls’ institution, one accompanying teacher shall be a female and vice versa.
  • Regional committees and/or institutions are encouraged to sponsor some learners to accompany the films of institutions from their region at the national drama Festival.

Source: Drama Rules and Regulations Book 2019

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