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:
“Crispy and His Left Hand” by Rob Downey
In his explosive debut comedy, playwright Rob Downey introduces us to Crispy, a young man aptly nicknamed because of the excessive hair products he uses in his hair. Crispy is a somewhat awkward teen, not unlike Napoleon Dynamite, who is learning to navigate the treacherous journey known as puberty; however, along the way, he meets a new companion who becomes, in a way, his personal “life coach.” This unexpected new “friend” is in actuality Crispy’s Left Hand. This play is a winner for the go-for-it-kind-of performer!
“I Didn’t Say a Word” by Shirlie Wright
Aristotle once wrote, “True friendship is shown in times of trouble.” In her powerful poem about love, loss, friendship and forgiveness, Shirlie Wright introduces us to a young teenager, whose former best friend has just lost her mother. This is a truly powerful poem for a dynamic, but honest, performer.
“Letters to the Depressed Artists” by Adrianna Waters
In recent years, a spotlight has illuminated one of our society’s biggest, darkest secrets: The devastatingly painful depression and despair experienced by so many friends and loved ones living with mental illness. The severity of this problem has been given notoriety by the shocking number of celebrities, who, in recent decades, chose suicide as the self-proclaimed medicinal answer for their often untreated conditions. In her extraordinary literary debut, Adrianna Waters introduces us to Hazel, who, through a series of poignant letters, ultimately, though often in subliminal ways, asks a myriad of celebrities from all genres of the performing arts, the one question that will never truly be answered: Why suicide? And whether or not they were best known for dance, film, television, art, or writing, each “artist’s” star may have shown brightly in the public eye, but in their private lives there was darkness—a deep depression— they simply couldn’t control. This is such a relevant topic for today’s society.
“The Switchblade Kid” by Francis Galliano
Sal Mineo is an American icon. In the late 1950’s, Sal Mineo was one of the most successful movie stars in the world. Twice nominated for an Academy Award for the films, “Rebel without a Cause” and “Exodus,” Mineo’s career spanned over three decades. Not only was he a Hollywood heartthrob, he also maintained a prolific and acclaimed stage career both on and off Broadway. In his explosive docu-drama, playwright, Francis Galliano gives us a glimpse into the secret life of one of Hollywood’s most accomplished stars. Fascinating selection for the mature, male performer!
Sunflower Street: Episode 15 “Molly Runs for Mayor” By Bryan Denbow
It’s a big day on Sunflower Street! The election for the city mayor is up for grabs! But what are two young puppets to do? Wait for Russian collusion? Because there’s always an “upcoming election,” this brilliantly clever satire is a timeless story about up-and-coming politicians who want nothing more than to do good for their communities. With a nod to the “upcoming election,” as well as a wink to all things Sesame Street, Sunflower Street: Episode 15: “Molly Runs for Mayor” is not only a topical comedy, it’s hysterical, too!