Previous Contest Days

2019 METG Contest Day Winners
High School Scene Partner 2018
2017 - 2018 High School Contest/Audition Day

2019 Winners

FirstEmma Waterhouse & Elijah Corbin (Leominster HS)
SecondMargo Tsouvalas & Michael Clifford (The Academy at Penquin Hall & St. John's Prep)
Honorable MentionJennifer Callahan & Julianna Sances (Weymouth HS)

High School Scene Partner Contest

This contest is open to any student in grades 9-11.

Attention undergraduate actors! The Guild is offering a contest for you to demonstrate your talent with a partner in an acting scene!

Contest Specifics:

  • The emphasis during the scenes is on presentation and performance.
  • Acting partners must perform one scene, not to exceed three minutes. The timer will call time if the three minute limit for the scene is exceeded.
  • Before their scene, the partners will be allowed to set the stage. Two straight-backed chairs and one small table will be provided. No additional set pieces, special lighting, or sound will be permitted.
  • A maximum of two hand props are permitted and must be provided by the actors.
  • Costumes are not permitted. Applicants should wear simple clothing that allows for ease of movement.
  • Each school is permitted to submit a maximum of five (5) scenes to the competition.


  • Applicants will be judged on the basis of the actors’ ability to demonstrate concentration, control of material, flexibility and versatility of voice, movement, and expression.
  • Both actors should pursue strong, clear objectives and make varied and specific acting choices.
  • Actors should give evidence of knowing the meaning, importance and place of their scene in the context of the whole play. The performance should be believable and make the audience care about what is taking place.
  • Actors should be prepared to answer any questions from the judges about their scene.


Winning partners will receive a cash prize and will be invited to present their scene on stage at the METG State Finals in March.


For member schools there is a $15.00 entry fee per student.

For non-member schools there is a $20.00 entry fee per student.

Application Deadlines:

DEADLINE EXTENSION! Registration will now be accepted online until November 8th.

Contest Date and Location:

The Excellence in Technical Theater Contest will be held on Saturday, December 7th at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, MA. In the event of a snow emergency, the contest will be held on Sunday, December 8th.

Link to Registration Form:


High School Scene Partner Contest

For undergraduate actors! The METG is offering a new contest to let you demonstrate your talent with a partner in an acting scene.

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