Dramatic Interpretation Pieces

PAST DI STATE WINNING/FINALIST TITLES (Results were taken from Illinois’ State Finals since the 2000-2001 season.  As these results only list the titles, some of the links/authors could not be located.)

Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard
Crippled Lady from The Spook Show by Whoopi Goldberg
My Left Breast by Susan Miller
Othello by William Shakespeare
Closetland by Radha Bharadwaj
The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me... by Dan Butler

Jason (Unable to locate)
Emma's Child by KristineThatcher
God Said, "Ha!" by Julia Sweeney
Telephone Man by Don Flick
The Fisherman by Larry Huntsperger
Seven Guitars by August Wilson

Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill by Lanie Robertson
Speakeasy (Unable to locate)
Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
Frozen by Bryony Lavery
Sunday, Sunday by Sandra Fenichel Asher
The Crimson Thread by Mary Hanes

2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted by Frank Galati
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
Having Our Say -- The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Emily Mann, adapted from the book Having Our Say by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, based on the lives of Sadie and Bessie Delany (NOTE: DI performance could be based upon the book and NOT the play; uncertain with given information)
Grief-Struck (unable to locate)
Liliane -- Resurrection of the Daughter, Room in the Dark by Ntozake Shange

Inside Out-Upside Down (Unable to locate)
Just Checking by Emily Colas
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
Tell Tale by Jeffrey Hatcher
I Might Be Edgar Allen Poe by Dawson Nichols
I don't know what I'm doing by Donald Margulies

Zooman and the Sign by Charles Fuller
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
Bums by Robert Shaffron
Tamam by Charles Chilton Moore
Wings by Arthur Kopit

The Domino Heart by Matthew Edison
Deaf Day by Leslie Ayvazian
Credo (multiple works sharing this title; this one by Melvyn Bragg)
Faith Healer by Brian Friel
The Very First Dating Video of Rose Ritz from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Music by Jimmy Roberts; Lyrics by Joe Dipietro)
The Tricky Part by Martin Moran

The Glory Box by Tim Miller
Video Clip
A Hand to Hold (unable to locate)
Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
Not Poor, Just Broke from Nigger : An Autobiography by Dick Gregory
Born On A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
Man (Unable to locate)
The Waltz (Unable to locate)
The Gift of Tongues (Unable to locate)

Widows and Children First from Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein
The Goldfish Went On Vacation by Patty Dann
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Life is Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
The Body of a Woman (Unable to locate)

In the Divide (Unable to locate)
Confessions of a Mormon Boy by Steven Fales
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Fireflies in the Dark by Annie Chandy Mathew (Go to “contents” at the top of the menu to easily get to the short story Fireflies in the Dark.)
Blackout (multiple works with this title, but this piece by Gary Lennon seems most appropriate).

Guardians by Peter Morris
The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort
Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco
Daddy's Little Girl by Maggie Higgins Clark

The Block Party (Unable to locate)
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Our Man of Perpetual Sorrow (Unable to locate)
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story by Frank Meeink
I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe by Dawson Nichols

Pride and Joy by M.L. Rice
The Rules of the House (unable to locate)
The Thief of Tears from Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher
Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron

Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop by Danny Hoch
The Domino Heart by Matthew Edison
The Bridge by Kay Bratt
The Bridge: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
My Left Breast (A Play) by Susan Miller
Redeployment by Phil Klay