This Invitational Tournament will award Top Theatre and Speech Awards in all your favorite events and more for Middle Schoolers for the entire North Texas region!

The tournament is open to public, private, individual and home-school students currently in grades 6-8 (or age equivalents) for any student residing in the North Texas region.

This special tournament offers public school students the opportunity to practice works for other competitions, and enables private, individual and home-school students an opportunity to compete. There will be both individual and school awards offered!

A picture of an North Texas Performing Arts student performing on stage.

Tournament Details


Saturday, November 6, 2021


Check-In and Registration: 8:00AM
First Round: 9:00AM
Awards Ceremony: 5:00PM


Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W Park Boulevard, Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093

Don’t forget about the Prizes!

NTPA will be offering trophies to the top three placed winners and medals to the top 8 contestants.  The top award winner in each individual competition will receive a free scholarship in an NTPA production (a $400 value!) (some limitations may apply – see Prize Details Terms & Conditions.)

Schools with at least five contestants can compete for sweepstakes trophies and bragging rights as the Top Theatre & Speech program in North Texas!

Registration is just $5! So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

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The Events

The NTPA Invitational Tournament will offer competitions in twelve events, including traditional Middle-School competitions and special events for theatre skills.

Individual Events:

  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Prose Interpretation
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Storytelling
  • Solo Vocals
  • Audition

Team Events:

  • Lip Sync (Individual or Team Event)
  • Musical Pantomime (Individual or Team Event)
  • Duet Acting (Team Event)
  • Group Vocals (Team Event) 
  • Readers Theatre (Team Event)
children performing readers theatre

Introducing a NEW TEAM EVENT: Readers Theatre

 What is Readers Theatre?

Readers theatre is a style of theater in which the actors present dramatic reading of narrative materials WITHOUT costumes, props, scenery, or special lighting. Actors use only vocal expression to help the audience understand the story.

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