2022 — Harrisonburg, VA/US
Dramatic Interpretation uses heart-rending material. Watching a good D.I. is a very cathartic experience. Most DIers feel spiritually exhausted after the performance; they put their whole selves into it. You get your material from a play (nine times out of ten, though some people use dialog from books), usually with only 2 or 3 characters. More characters than that distract the audience from the dramatic action. Note that you play all the characters; this distinguished D.I. from straight drama, and makes it a speech event. In ShenVaFL, the speech must be memorized.