Q. What are the dates of the TSC Intermediate & Senior heats?
A. The Intermediate (Yrs.9 & 10) & Senior (Yrs.11 & 12) TSC heats take place in Term 2.
Schools will be notified of their heat dates before the end of Term 4 the previous year.
Q. How many students can be in a TSC team?
A. Teams in the TSC need a minimum of three students, and can have up to five students.
Q. Can junior students play in the intermediate division or intermediate students in the senior division of the TSC?
A: Yes, students may ‘play up’ a division, so long as they (and their parents) are fully aware that they will be competing against older and possibly more experienced students. We would still expect the majority of players (i.e. at least 3 of the 5 students) to be from the correct division. Bear in mind that you only need three players to form a team.
Q. Can a second intermediate team be entered as a senior team in the TSC?
A. No. Schools may only enter their best intermediate team. But intermediate students can be added to a Senior team if they do not have sufficient numbers. NOTE: A student may only compete in one division.
Q. Is the TSC suitable for the whole family?
A. Yes. The TSC is a family-oriented show but, as it is improvised, we cannot guarantee that there won’t be some adult language and concepts. Think of it as PG (parental guidance recommended).
Q. Can tickets be booked in advance for the heats and semi finals?
A. No. Tickets are on sale at the host school on the day of the performance, 15 minutes before the start of the show. Tickets can be pre-booked for the Grand Finals.
Q. Do drivers qualify for a free ticket at the door?
A. The free list is for the members of the team and one teacher (or a guardian). All other persons are required to pay the ticket price.
Q. Can extra students do the TSC workshop, but only five play in the competition?
A. No, only those students competing in the heat are allowed to take part in the workshop to keep the numbers at a manageable level for the tutors. Students are welcome to observe the workshop.
Q. Is there a workshop before the TSC second chance heats or semi-finals like there is before the heats?
A. No, the workshops take place for the heats only, though we aim to run a group warm up (time allowing) before every TSC show.
Q. Can we bring the registration forms on the night?
A. Registration forms can be brought on the night only if the registration fee has already been paid and you have been cleared to do so by Impro Australia.
A. Students need to be at the Workshops by no later than 4:15 pm. The show starts at 7pm and finishes as close to 9pm as possible. The call time for the Semi-Finals is 6pm. There is a 10-minute debriefng for teams after the show. Judges & Hosts will offer notes to the teams, including tips on how to improve their performance.
Q. How many heats does each team take part in?
A. Each team takes part in one workshop and one heat, and then either moves to a semi-final (the highest-scoring 3-4 teams in the heat) or to a second chance heat (the remaining 3-4 teams from the heat).
Q. Can we video the performance of the students?
A. No video footage is allowed.
Q. Can I take photos of the TSC shows?
A. No pictures are allowed to be taken during the show, except by an authorised representative of the host school. Pictures can be taken afterwards.
Q. Who will be judging the TSC?
A. The judges, tutors and hosts are selected from the membership of Impro Australia. They have all had improvisation & TheatreSports™ training.