I'm wondering what people's opinion is regarding the addition of material (text) to a piece. I've seen it done mostly in HI and humorous Duos, but I suppose it could happen in any interp event.
I understand the addition of a small bit of text to assist with a transition in a cutting, or changing a "she" to an "I" in a narration to assist with a cutting making sense - what I don't understand is the addition of text not original to the published work with the sole purpose of adding humor.
For example (and I'm totally making this up so as not to offend anyone that I've actually seen do this): Someone is performing a piece and to add to/enhance the humor of the moment/scene - has the character sing a few lines of Brittany Spears' "Oops I Did It Again" ... it is very funny and the audience loves it, but it is NOT a part of the published piece.
I think the addition of "tech" (not written in the piece) is fine and shows creativity and personal interpretation - but, personally, I don't think it is okay to ADD "lines" for the purpose of comical enhancement.
Certainly, it is often hard to identify what has been "added" to a piece if you are not familiar with it - and that's how I think it often slides by (I'm pretty sure adding material is against NFL rules).
What do others out there think?