Since 2015, TIFA has begun implementing experimental events to its roster of competition. While we are going to continue including Radio Broadcasting at the state tournament, 2017 will test a new event- Impromptu Storytelling. Here is a description of the event as taken from the Transylvania University’s tournament invitation:
What is Impromptu Storytelling? – Students will have a max of three minutes to prep and a separate seven to speak. In Round One they will be given a character (e.g. “Father of the Year” Award winner) and a situation (e.g. substitute teaching for a Kindergarten class) and asked to tell a third person omniscient perspective story about that character in that situation. In Round Two they will be given a theme (e.g., “The Long and Winding Road”) and asked to tell a first person narrative based on that theme. Those creative/fortunate enough to make the finals will be given a word or an object and asked to tell a story from whatever perspective they choose.