|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
students in the area of theatre and speech for the purpose of networking
these 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
plan to 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 actdivities may be employed as “Wild Card”
categories and may include events such as Shakespearean monologues,
pantomime, persuasive speeches, musical renditions or poetry readings.
Because this is a new venture, the opportunities for YOUR input are vast!
Additionally, we plan to adopt 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
staff members of competing schools and will assume a holistic approach to
assess both content and delivery.
Presently, a tentative schedule of introductory competitions is being
offered throughout the state of New Jersey. Separate mailings with
additional information will be available for each of these. Fees for these
competitions are minimal and will depend upon the number of students
performing from your school. Currently there is no membership fee for the
NJDL and any high school in New Jersey may attend its events. (Ultimately,
the NJDL will culminate in a Final Competition.
Educators who wish to learn more about the New Jersey Drama 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 League looks forward to your involvement.