Dramatic Interpretation is a 10-minute maximum performance that must be dramatic (see: sad or depressing) in nature. The performer plays every character and is not allowed the use of props or costumes. The event mainly focuses on an individual’s ability to create a story with only their body and voice to capture all its elements, with a stress on emotional build and believable character work. The performance is usually not as blocking and technical in comparison to humorous interpretation; however, environmental blocking and mime are often used for story-telling purposes. An introduction must also be included which sets up the performance’s themes, arguments, and/or plot.