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What is Group Interpretation?
Group lnterp is a 30 minute, student-led performance of any literary work. The focal point of the performance is "out" to the audience with limited on-stage focus. The performance is minimal in nature, meaning that performers wear a uniform dress (not costumes) and build a minimalistic set. Sound effects are permitted but no lighting, specific costuming, properties or theater makeup can be used. It is an IHSA sanctioned event where our school will compete against other schools with a chance to earn the opportunity to compete at a State Final tournament.
When does Group Interpretation practice/perform?
Auditions will take place in December/January. All-cast daily practices will begin around January through March. The IHSA Sectional competition is held in the middle of March. The top three schools advance to the State competition as ranked by a five-judge panel. If we qualify for the State Finals, that competition takes place the week following sectionals on Friday and Saturday. State Final location varies.
How can I be part of Group Interpretation?
Obviously, students can audition and perform, but that is not all. Depending on the performance, there may be a need for non-acting musicians. We will need people to help build/paint the set as well as load/unload the truck before and after competitions. We will need the Mundelein Theatre community as a whole to help with our public performances to be held near the end of the competitive season.
IHSA Group Interpretation