A theatresports performance requires a few things to look into, besides having onlookers. For the players, it can be useful to prepare in advance with your teammates, so that you already have a rough idea of what to expect. But 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, not have to worry about the moment itself. Think of which games you will play, which challenges you set, which suggestions you ask, the intro, and who’ll be the captain. All things to take into account are in the player manual. The competition form can be a useful tool, too.
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 fairly. To give you an idea of what you pay attention to as a judge, there is a judge’s manual.
The task of the presenter is to make the performance run smoothly. He or she forms a buffer between the players and the judges, and is the tireless rock in the surf, full of enthusiasm and seemingly naive optimism. Still, there’s more to the presentation than some think, and there are some guides available and a handy checklist for that.
In addition to acting, theatersports players also have to sing regularly. It is great fun to let the audience determine a music style. To be prepared, a player has to listen a lot of music. For this, we have an overview of musical styles with a reference to a number that is typical for the style. You can find the overview here.