|Interested in becoming a part of the program?
Educators who wish to learn more about the
NJDFL and its planned activities may contact
any one of the members listed on the website by
email and they will be glad to point you in the
This is a great opportunity for both educators and
students. The NJDFL looks forward to your
New Jersey Drama and Forensics League
Our Mission: To foster a competitive and creative outlet for high school
theatre students, while providing a forum for competition and constructive
feedback as well as encouraging growth and development in the
Our Vision: We propose to develop a competition format that will allow
educators to utilize the strengths of their present programs. Currently, we
offer a series of set categories which will be included in every competition in
order to create a set level of expectation for all. Some of these Core
Categories presently include various styles of monologues (dramatic &
comedic), scenes, improvisation and impromptu speeches. Additional
competitive activities may be employed as “Wild Card” categories and may
include events such as Shakespearean monologues, pantomime,
persuasive speeches, musical renditions or poetry readings. The
opportunities for YOUR input are vast!
Additionally, we have a standardized format for evaluation that will allow for
constructive and positive criticism, but foster in each participant a sense of
growth and accomplishment. Evaluations will be performed by members of
competing schools as well as trained judges and will assume a holistic
approach to assess both content and delivery.
Presently, a schedule of competitions is being offered throughout the state
of New Jersey. Separate mailings with additional information will be depend
upon the number of students performing from your school. Any high school
in New Jersey may attend its events. (Ultimately, the NJDFL will culminate in
a Final Competition and the overall winner will take home the coveted
Educators who wish to learn more about the New Jersey Drama and
Forensics League and its planned activities may express their interest by
contacting the individuals listed on this website.
This is a great opportunity for both educators and students. The New
Jersey Drama and Forensics League looks forward to your involvement.
The first tournament of the season was a success!
The next tournament will be December 14, 2013 at
Dumont High School. Click the links below for the
registration packet and entry form. Please make sure
to send the tournament director your email so we can
send you the Google Spreadsheet for entering your
December Tournament RegistrationEntry
You will be adding your team via the computer (google
docs/google drive) so please make sure we have your
updated email address so you can receive the document for
the tournament you are entering.