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.)

2000-2001
Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3201
Crippled Lady from The Spook Show by Whoopi Goldberg
http://www.amazon.com/Whoopi-Back-Broadway-20th-Anniversary/dp/B000ARXF8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1280126318&sr=1-1
My Left Breast by Susan Miller
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=662
Othello by William Shakespeare
http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/
Closetland by Radha Bharadwaj
http://www.closetland.com/
The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me... by Dan Butler
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2491

2001-2002

Jason (Unable to locate)
Emma's Child by KristineThatcher
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1954
God Said, "Ha!" by Julia Sweeney
http://www.amazon.com/God-Said-Ha-Julia-Sweeney/dp/0553379232/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280193053&sr=1-1
Telephone Man by Don Flick
http://www.amazon.com/Telephone-man-Don-Flick/dp/B0007ANC6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280193348&sr=1-1
The Fisherman by Larry Huntsperger
http://www.amazon.com/Fisherman-Larry-Huntsperger/dp/0800758447/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280193627&sr=1-1
Seven Guitars by August Wilson
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1050

2002-2003

Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3103
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill by Lanie Robertson
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/2716
Speakeasy (Unable to locate)
Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Dont-Melba-Pattillo-Beals/dp/1416948821/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280195975&sr=1-1
Frozen by Bryony Lavery
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/6501
Sunday, Sunday by Sandra Fenichel Asher
http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/AuthorBio.php?titlelink=9032
The Crimson Thread by Mary Hanes
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/778

2003-2004

2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron
http://www.amazon.com/Minute-Ride-Most-Humiliating-Stories/dp/1559361816/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280197458&sr=1-1
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted by Frank Galati
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1038
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
http://www.amazon.com/Mick-Harte-Here-Barbara-Park/dp/0679882030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280197592&sr=1-1
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)
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1917
Grief-Struck (unable to locate)
Liliane -- Resurrection of the Daughter, Room in the Dark by Ntozake Shange
http://www.amazon.com/Liliane-Resurrection-Daughter-Ntozake-Shange/dp/0312113102/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1280197896&sr=1-1-fkmr0

2004-2005

Inside Out-Upside Down (Unable to locate)
Just Checking by Emily Colas
http://www.amazon.com/Just-Checking-Scenes-life-obsessive-compulsive/dp/0671024388/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280198155&sr=1-1
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3464
Tell Tale by Jeffrey Hatcher
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2673
I Might Be Edgar Allen Poe by Dawson Nichols
http://www.ambitgroup.com/poe/
I don't know what I'm doing by Donald Margulies
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=703

2005-2006
Zooman and the Sign by Charles Fuller
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1608
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
http://www.amazon.com/Lovely-Bones-Alice-Sebold/dp/0316044938/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280207473&sr=1-1
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
http://www.amazon.com/Stuck-Neutral-Terry-Trueman/dp/0064472132/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280207622&sr=1-1
Bums by Robert Shaffron
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/3859
Tamam by Charles Chilton Moore
http://www.amazon.com/Tam%C3%A1m-Charles-Chilton-Moore/dp/1145765017/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280207942&sr=1-4
Wings by Arthur Kopit
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1616

2006-2007

The Domino Heart by Matthew Edison
http://www.amazon.com/Domino-Heart-Matthew-Edison/dp/0887547281/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280208426&sr=1-1
Deaf Day by Leslie Ayvazian
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2914
Credo (multiple works sharing this title; this one by Melvyn Bragg
sounds most apt to be the source material: http://www.amazon.com/Credo-Melvyn-Bragg/dp/0340667060/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280209046&sr=1-6)
Faith Healer by Brian Friel
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/328
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
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/7415
The Tricky Part by Martin Moran
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3483

2007-2008
The Glory Box by Tim Miller
http://www.timmillerperformer.com/
Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQrAoTKGs7I
A Hand to Hold (unable to locate)
Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Zoe-Philip-Beard/dp/0452287405/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280212192&sr=1-1
Not Poor, Just Broke from Nigger : An Autobiography by Dick Gregory
http://www.amazon.com/Nigger-Autobiography-Dick-Gregory/dp/0671735608/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280212769&sr=8-1
Born On A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
http://www.amazon.com/Born-Blue-Day-Extraordinary-Autistic/dp/1416549013/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280212797&sr=1-1
Man (Unable to locate)
The Waltz (Unable to locate)
The Gift of Tongues (Unable to locate)

2008-2009
Widows and Children First from Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/3469
The Goldfish Went On Vacation by Patty Dann
http://www.amazon.com/Goldfish-Went-Vacation-Memoir-Learning/dp/1590305647/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280213926&sr=1-1
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Book: http://www.amazon.com/Year-Magical-Thinking-Joan-Didion/dp/1400078431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280214052&sr=1-1
Play: http://www.amazon.com/Year-Magical-Thinking-Play/dp/0307386414/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280214052&sr=1-3
Life is Good (not quite sure, but this title by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
 seems most appropriate: http://www.amazon.com/Life-So-Good-Extraordinary-Journey/dp/0141001682/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280214213&sr=1-3)
The Body of a Woman (Unable to locate)

2009-2010
In the Divide (Unable to locate)
Confessions of a Mormon Boy by Steven Fales
http://mormonboy.com/shows.shtml#Confessions
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
http://www.amazon.com/Wishful-Drinking-Carrie-Fisher/dp/143915371X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280215270&sr=1-1
Fireflies in the Dark by Annie Chandy Mathew
http://books.google.com/books?id=_48ZHwGIQnsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Fireflies+in+the+Dark+Annie+Chandy+Mathew&source=bl&ots=lOBX4BGQUj&sig=dizkWprsh9sWeFRI88iy6e0XC54&hl=en&ei=7IlOTP-mDZC4sQOqmdX5Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false (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: http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1527)

 

2010-2011
Guardians by Peter Morris
http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Acting-Edition-Peter-Morris/dp/0822221772

The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort
http://www.amazon.com/Women-Lockerbie-Acting-Deborah-Brevoort/dp/0822220...

Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco
http://www.amazon.com/Please-Stop-Laughing-Me-Inspirational/dp/144050986...

Daddy's Little Girl by Maggie Higgins Clark
http://www.amazon.com/Daddys-Little-Girl-Higgins-Clark/dp/0743460529/ref...

2011-2012
The Block Party (Unable to locate)
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
http://www.amazon.com/Mockingbird-Kathryn-Erskine/dp/0142417750/ref=sr_1...

Our Man of Perpetual Sorrow (Unable to locate)
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Them-Oprahs-Book-Club/dp/B0041T4PGQ/ref=sr_1...

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story by Frank Meeink
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Recovering-Skinhead-Frank-Meeink/dp/...

I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe by Dawson Nichols
http://www.amazon.com/might-Edgar-Allan-Rain-Projects/dp/B0006QG57K/ref=...

2012-2013
Pride and Joy by M.L. Rice
http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Joy-M-L-Rice/dp/1602827591/ref=sr_1_2?s=book...

The Rules of the House
The Thief of Tears by Jeffrey Hatcher
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=777

Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron
http://www.amazon.com/Breath-Boom-Kia-Corthron/dp/0822218496