Dunwoody Wildcat Theatre
2023-2024 Competition Schedule
*weekly practice Fridays after school
Sept 16 Alpharetta Treasure Hunt (Alpharetta HS)
Oct 28 Sequoyah HS (Canton, GA)
Nov 10-11 Peach State Classic (Carrollton HS)
Dec 2 Midtown HS (Atlanta, GA)
Dec 9. Northview HS (John's Creek, GA)
Jan 13 Lassiter HS (Marietta, GA)
Jan 26-28 Barkley Forum for High Schools (EMORY UNIVERSITY)
Feb 9-10 GFCA Varsity State (TBA)
March 1-2 North GA Mountain District Tournament National Qualifiers
TBA National Speech and Debate Championship
Dunwoody High School participates in the National Speech and Debate Association.
WHAT IS SPEECH?
Speech involves a presentation by one or two students that is judged against a similar type of presentation by others in a round of competition. There are two general categories of speech events, public address events and interpretive events. See chart below for specific categories.
Public address events feature a speech written by the student, either in advance or with limited prep, that can answer a question, share a belief, persuade an audience, or educate the listener on a variety of topics.
Interpretation events center upon a student selecting and performing published material and appeal to many who enjoy acting and theatre.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Mr. Gay helps students select a piece to memorize and the student practices on their own. Students signup for weekly 1:1 sessions after school with Mr. Gay for feedback. The competition schedule will be published and the meets are usually on Saturdays. Students travel to the meets to the compete.
We do not currently have a Debate Team.