There are a few things to a theatresports performance, besides having an audience. As players, it might prove useful to prepare with your teammates, as to have a rough idea of what to expect. Or even as a presenter or as a judge, it doesn’t hurt to consider the possibilities of your role. We have a number of guides available that can help you with this.
As a player you are the star of the performance. A thorough preparation can help you a lot to keep a nice pace and, while performing, to not have to worry about the moment itself. Things like thinking of which games you will play, which challenges you will set, which suggestions you will ask, your team introduction and who will be your team captain. These things and more can be found in the Player Guide (see below). Additionally, the Competition Form might aid you as well.
Besides the fact that the players put on a fantastic show, there is also an important task for the judges. They steer the competition in the right direction, intervene at the right moments, and are allowed to judge the scenes fair and square. To give you an idea of what you pay attention to as a judge, have a look at the Judge’s Guide.
- Judge’s Guide (Dutch)
- Judge’s Guide (English)
The task of the presenter is to let the show run smoothly. They form a buffer between the players and the judges and are the tireless rock in the surf, full of enthusiasm and seemingly naive optimism. Still, there is more to presenting than some might think. To guide you as a presenter, have a look at our handy Presenter’s Guide.
In addition to acting, theatresports players also have to sing regularly. It is great fun to let the audience determine a musical style and have the players implement the chosen style in their scenes. To be prepared and expand your knowledge base, you as a player might want to listen to different musical styles. To aid you with this, we created an overview of musical styles with a reference song that is typical for the style. Check it out here.