Drama Ministry

Director's Chair

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Building An Event

So, you've mastered the three- to five-minute sketch. But now the pastor wants you to fill the usual 30-minute preaching slot with drama while he's on vacation. Or the outreach committee has decided that a 45-minute program of drama would be the perfect seeker event. Where do you get scripts to fill that much time? Read Post →
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Over- and Under-Memorizing: Finding the Sweet Spot

When I proposed to my wife, I didn't recite my offer like a schoolboy doing the pledge of allegiance. Nor did I stammer around waiting tor the right words to come. In fact, I had covertly rehearsed the scene so many times... Read Post →
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The Touchy Stuff: How to Handle Edgy Scenes

Can we talk shop for a moment? If you’re reading this, it means you’re at least somewhat involved in the drama ministry of your local church: you’re a director, an actor, a costume designer, a set builder, a choreographer, or—if you’re anything like most drama ministers—all of the above... Read Post →
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Never-Changing Message, Ever-Changing Methods

What’s wrong with putting the Bible on stage? From a Christian perspective, nothing, although from a theatrical perspective sometimes we do more harm than good... Read Post →
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The Lite Side of Drama

You take a breath. You deliver the line. You bask in the uproarious laughter. Then, you repeat the sketch in the next service. You take a breath. You deliver the line. You hear crickets chirping in the silence. So, how do you re-create a comic moment? Read Post →
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Alone On Stage

The spotlight comes up. A lonely actor stands on the stage. In your mind, what happens next? Does the actor command the spotlight? Or freeze like a deer in the headlights? Whether it is a monologue or one-person show, a single actor on stage can be intimidating for both actor and director, but with a little advice from a pro, you can make a single actor a powerful presence. Read Post →
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Six Days Till Sunday

Okay, so you'd like more than six days? Fine. These are just hypothetical steps that can fit longer schedules just as well. But don't kid yourself. Many a sketch goes down with even less than six days’ warning. Read Post →
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Incorporating Drama Into Your Church Ministry Program

You can vault it, chip away at it, or keep running into it. But that brick wall isn’t going away on its own. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been producing church dramas for years or if you’re just getting started. Sometimes you find yourself hitting the proverbial brick wall... Read Post →
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The Power of a Compliment

I’ve been working out (aka exercising) for about a year now. No, I haven't attained consistency that borders on irrationality, but I have managed to become a regular in a great Tuesday/Thursday class. For me this is nothing short of miraculous. Not long into my regimen, I looked in the mirror and wished for more —more of the good, less of the bad. To my eye, it seemed as if nothing had changed…until one day. Read Post →
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What Else Can I Do?

Have you ever felt that no matter how much you rehearse or prepare for a production, you could still use a few extra weeks...or months? Have you ever felt that even though you’ve spent countless hours preparing for your dress rehearsal, the entire evening ends up as a total disaster... Read Post →
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