Humorous Interpretation
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Biggest Accomplishment
Coaching my 15 year old daughter as a sophomore to win a slot at the NFL 2010 Dallas Nationals. Personally, I won second place in Dramatic Interpretation at American Forensic Association (AFA) National Individual Event Tournament (NIET) in St. Louis, MO 1992 representing Cal State University, Northridge (California) with a cutting from off-broadway play "Bums". In high school I competed in Dramatic and Humorous interp and took state titles in both with "A Man for All Seasons" (DI) and "A Midsummer Nights Dream" (Pyramus and Thisby) in HI. Greastest accomplishment is yet to be achieved---that would be to see my daughter win a national title in the coming months and years.
go to: Basic philosophy around individual event interp is to enjoy and have fun with what you choose to perform and don't be afraid to fail. Like any event leading up to a finals, use every opportunity to perform in front of an audience much like a comedian does in honing and tweaking their jokes and writing in local clubs in preparation for that one moment in time where everything breaks for them. Or like the seasonal games between NBA teams during the year leading up to the world championships. Prepare for the finals. I would rather not place during the year and win at the finals than win all during the year and never make it to the big one. It would be even better to do both!!! LOL... All of my experience in forensics gave me the confidence to do what I do as mentioned in my link above at By far, my biggest satisfaction has been putting it all together---my skills in speech, music, and technology---and performing for a much larger purpose than a moment of applause or recognition.