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Perform – Volume Eight


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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 Eight) includes:

“How Rebecca Fortinbras Became a Legendary Superstar!” by Gregory T. Burns

Most children have big dreams of becoming famous someday. For Rebecca Fortinbras, her dream is about to become a reality. This fantasy-oriented comedy is the perfect performance vehicle for the actress (or actor) adept at playing “deadpan” or “dry” humor. In this darkly, humorous play, Rebecca is actually represented by two personalities: Becky, a five-year-old kindergartner, and Rebecca, her alter-ego, which, of course, is knowledgeable and mature decades beyond her years. This is an outstanding selection for talented comedic performers!

“What the Stormtrooper Saw” by Jake Barton

We, as a nation, are a country of survivors. We adapt and have the ability to overcome virtually every obstacle imaginable. In this timely narrative poem, told from the viewpoint of a Stormtrooper action-figure, poet Jake Barton tells the very real story of a young boy with special needs, who, together with his family, is simply trying to survive amidst the reality of a pandemic.

 “Genes: A Love Story” by Beth Bucher

In today’s society, we must become advocates for our own personal health and well-being. In her dynamic and powerful essay, author Beth Bucher takes us on an emotional journey. After realizing all of the women in her family had a history of health issues, she makes one of the most difficult decisions for any woman—Beth Bucher decides to save her own life.

“Zero Tolerance” by Shirlie Wright

According to statistics, there are over 11 million unsupervised school-age children in America today, thereby, forcing the “older siblings” to take on extra responsibilities as they attempt to fill their parents’ shoes and take on the role of “guardian.” In her dramatic first-person narrative, author Shirlie Wright introduces us to a young teenager who is forced to take on the role of a surrogate parent—managing all of the household logistics, as well as caring for two younger siblings.

“Meanwhile, Under the Covers” by Gregory T. Burns

Most children have a fear of the dark, and their active imaginations run wild when the lights are turned off; however, while many children feel there’s a monster lurking “under” their beds, many little monsters think there is a small child lurking on “top” of their beds. This clever comedy allows for two performers to showcase their talents both as a small child or little monster, as well as the frustrated parent of a small child or little monster. This is a sweet, humorous tour de force for two “go-for-it, think-outside-the-box” performers!

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