Problem 3 Special Information

This page is for Problem 3 teams only
Classics… Mockumentary! Seriously?
(last update 3/9/2018)
Special instructions below:



This year the atrium outside the Division 1 performance space will be a Quiet Zone.  Please let all your parents know that the volunteers will be enforcing the quiet zone during the performance times and to please respect the rules.  It is so hard to hear the Division 1 performers as it is, we want to give them their best possible performance environment.

If you are looking for something to do in your down time at tournament, head over to the exciting, new Science Building and take part in the STEM Festival put on by SCSU students and staff.

You can also hang out in Engleman Rooms A107, A113, or visit the Student Lounge for snacks or merchandise.

Problem Notes:

  • Please note that it is possible that the judges will not have read all the books recently or in detail. They are being provided with synopses of the books and descriptions of the main characters.  It is extremely important for all teams to give a good description of the specific plot element that will be disputed as well as the description from the book of the classic characters they have chosen in their paperwork.  This is especially true if they have chosen a scene or character that is not commonly known.  See Problem requirement 13c.  Bullet point descriptions are best.
  • The Live Action portion of the problem is being scored under Section D3 – The Mockumentary. This is causing some confusion because the description of the problem implies that the Mockumentary includes the voice over’s, behind the scenes action, interviews and the live action.  Since the behind the scenes action, and interviews are scored separately, the scoring for the live action will be done under D3.
  • There are several requirements in the problem that don’t appear to be specifically scored. Be aware that if these requirements are not followed, they may receive a spirit of the problem violation score.  For example, B12 – The Voice Overs – “the team member cannot be seen in the Mockumentary when presenting them.”  If a team member stands in front of the judges and does the voice over so everyone can see him/her, it would not effect the score in D9 because that only requires that the voice over is provided in the performance and scores on how effective it is.  However, the team will receive a spirit of the problem violation because having the team member doing the voice over’s be visible is specifically not allowed.
  • Note that under penalities, it says that Omission of a scored problem requirement carries no penalty except loss of score. Spirit of the problem violations described above are items that are requirements but there is no specific scoring for it.
  • Please remember to remind your team members to read the definitions in the program guide for what constitutes a character as well as any other definitions. Our judges will be trained to follow those definitions.
  • Don’t forget your style requirement of a time change!

Please feel free to email your problem captain with any questions or concerns you might have.  We will post more information about logistics as we get closer to competition day.

UPDATE 3/9/2018

  • The division 1 performance space is 16 ft wide but depth may be less than 10 feet due to lectern and chairs that cannot be moved.  Double doors should be available but make sure teams are flexible and prepared for the official problem performance space size limitations if necessary.
  • Remember that Teams must provide their own electric extension cords if needed.
  • There are no copying facilities available so please make sure to bring all paperwork required.
  • IMPORTANT Please bring at least 6 copies of the team required list and 4 copies of the style form.

Special parking instructions:  This year parking for each problem has mandatory locations.  The parking instructions will ensure that traffic is minimized and you have a smooth prop-drop experience . In addition please notify any team spectators of the correct parking locations.

Prop drop – Main Lot (GPS 377 Fitch St.)
Audience entrance – from Academic Quad, into main Engleman Rotunda lobby
Parking – Lots 12 & Lot 12B (GPS 501 Crescent St.), Wintergreen Garage (GPS: 23 Wintergreen Ave.)

Here is a parking, drop-off summary sheet.
Here is a Campus map with key locations.

State Tournament Information: This document is not intended to replace the State Tournament Information page! Please read.

CHECK BACK: Keep an eye on this page up until the day before competition- it will be update with any important communications for your team related to problem 3.