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Six Days Till Sunday: A Week in the Life of a Sketch

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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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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