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Minimalist Sets: Making Worship Drama Easier Yet

Complication. Hassles. Time-consuming work behind the scenes. These are some of the things that keep drama from being invited back to worship... Read Post →
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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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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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Networking

In the tongue-in-cheek comedy "Mystery Men," the invisible boy pleads his case for being added to the elite cadre of superheroes. Read Post →
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Drumming Up Some Drama

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? It's the first Sunday after New Year's and your pastor corners you during coffee hour: Read Post →
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On Being Indispensable

The other night I was at church getting ready for drama rehearsal when I realized I didn't feel well. Read Post →
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Deconstructing Drama

"I loved your skit last week!” Heavy sigh. What is it about that word that gives me the willies? Read Post →
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Directing

Perhaps the first rule of the arts is that artists hate rules. Most of us were originally drawn to the performing arts because we like thinking outside the box; after all, without a pioneer spirit, where would the arts be? Read Post →
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