Finding the perfect selection to perform is one of the most difficult tasks. We can make that daunting task easier for you! Each Forensics Anthology includes at least one of the following: Humorous Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation.
Perform (Volume Six) includes:
“Boys Drool” by Kyra Payton
If you’re into “boys” as a cat is into “boxes,” then you just might be “boy-crazy.” In her explosive new comedy, playwright Kyra Payton introduces us to Clara, who, sadly, isn’t clairvoyant when it comes to meeting and talking to boys, so her mother sends her to a camp that specializes in educating young girls in all things “BOY.” Funny and edgy!
“Hush Little Baby” by Chastity Kennedy
There is perhaps nothing more tragic for two new parents than to hear that their newborn baby was stillborn. In her heart-wrenching narrative poem, Chastity Kennedy introduces us to a young mother coming to terms with the reality that the baby she and her husband fought so hard for—is sadly gone. Touching!
“The ISS Paper” by Shirlie Wright
In her realistic first-person narrative, Shirlie Wright introduces us to a young woman, who, after a series of events, finds herself serving in-school suspension (ISS), and it is in detention that she must write a paper detailing the choices she could have made to avoid being in ISS. Relevant to today’s “Me, Too” movement.
“My Quinceañera” by Kassandra Ortiz
A quinceañera is a special event celebrating the 15th Birthday of young women in the Latino Culture. In her first-person narrative, Kassandra Ortiz introduces us to a young girl, whose magical day celebrating her passage into womanhood turns into a family tragedy, when her father, separated from her mother, unexpectedly arrives at the celebration, and in a drunken rage, commits mass murder. Chilling!
“Brad Is Hot (Hot Pink, That Is)” by Celeste LeBeaux
In her welcomed return to The Interp Store, Celeste LeBeaux gives us an abstract play about the perpetual problem of bullying in our nation’s schools. In this dark comedy with some seriously dramatic overtones, LeBeaux takes us to a not altogether unfamiliar community, where the local high school, Acceptance Academy, has a new student, Brad. We soon learn that neither Acceptance Academy, nor its across town rival, Diversity High, are necessarily known for their “acceptance” or “diversity.” Brad, born with the skin-tone of “hot pink,” ultimately teaches us that while we all may be different colors on the outside—we all bleed the same color: Red. (Although, in Brad’s case, who knows? It might be a slightly different hue of red…like maybe “hot pink!”) Awesome two-girl Duo Interpretation!