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Low Tech Endings: When You Don't Have Lights

When you stood on the stage for your fifth-grade Christmas pageant, chances are you were at one end of the school gym. And there, hanging with long-forgotten aplomb, were the tired curtains that signaled the end of the annual ritual... Read Post →
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Using Scripts in Other Settings

When you see a title like that, some of you immediately think, "What other settings?" Other than worship is the answer. We assume that most of you are on board with the idea of mixing drama with worship. In fact, it's no secret that we believe the most influential place for drama is in a church. 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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10 Things To Do Before Your Performance

I remember vividly the night I was performing in a high-school one-act. I was having the time of my life gabbing and laughing backstage before the play started, not really concerned about the role I'd soon be portraying. The curtain opened, I strutted onto the stage, and... Read Post →
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Using Drama in Worship

At first thought, many people quickly assume that drama and worship are two separate entities. One exists within the poignant moments of a Last Supper scene at Easter time, the other within a fifteen-minute window between the welcoming announcements and the offering. While both involve music to some respect... Read Post →
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Crazy Cousin Jimmy

We were doing a fabulous sketch one Sunday morning about accepting all kinds of people in church when suddenly... Read Post →
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Perfection and Excellence

To me, the word perfection relates a sense of precision. Within perfection there is an exactness that can be measured. Excellence, on the other hand, communicates a sense of wonder and awe Read Post →
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Creating an Inner Monologue

As a 14-year-old actress with great ambitions of future stardom, I was mortified to learn that I had a horrible stage habit. Read Post →
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The Unspoken Contract

When I take my wife out to eat at a restaurant, I expect certain things to be done. Read Post →
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