Rules and Regulation
This competition is a fun way to display your creativity under spontaneous and timed circumstances. Each team must impress the judges in various hypothetical scenarios while under pressure to think on their feet and make the audience laugh!
- This competition consists of three (3) rounds with two (2) games each. Each team will perform the first game, and once all teams have performed, the teams will move on to the second game. At the end of each game, judges will take a moment to write scores, and they will also be allowed two (2) minutes per team to ask questions if necessary. Then, the subsequent game will begin.
- This competition will be moderated by a host. The host will make introductions, announce the rules and explain
the game. The rules for each game will differ. For examples of improv games, see: http://improvencyclopedia.org. For example, the host may say, “The game is called Questions, and the rule is that players must only speak in questions. No sentences ending with a period and no fragments – just questions. If the actor says something that is not a question, or if they continually repeat questions (“What did you say?” “What did you say again?”), then a judge sounds the buzzer and the game is over for the presenting team. The limits for this game are: Three (3) players, 30 second prep time, two (2) minute presentations.”
- The host will then randomly pick a team to come up to the stage. This team will be asked to pick one situation at random. For example, using the game described above, the situation might be: “At the theme park,” and so the players might act out a situation like this: a tourist asks, “How do I get to the water ride?” and the ride operator replies, “First time at Gatorland?” In response, the tourist says, “How can you tell?”...and so on.
- Once a team has presented, the next team will be called up to the stage to play the same game, but with a different situation.
- All teams will have equal playing time, and they will all play the same games.
- Teams must adhere to the time limit.
- If a team violates any of the game rules, a judge will sound the buzzer. Alternatively, the buzzer will sound once time is up. Once the buzzer has sounded, all players must stop their performances, and exit the stage.
- Judging is based on improvisation, projection, articulation, wit, intelligence, believability, body language and ability to create your environment. Competitors will be judged according to the Improv Detailed Ballot.
- All competitors must adhere to Islamic principles and appropriate language. Points will be deducted, or the team disqualified (upon judges’ consideration) for inappropriate actions or comments that do not follow the Competition Guidelines. Games will be stopped immediately if there is anything questionable, and that player will be disqualified.
1. This competition will be conducted in-person.
2. MIST ID and order of competition will be pre-assigned on a random selection basis.
3. Competitors shall report at the appropriate time to the designated place. Competitors shall be introduced to the judges by their MIST IDs.
4.Performances will be judged according to the Improv Detailed Ballot.