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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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Cross Where and Don't Break What?

Theatrical terminology can be very confusing to people who are new to drama ministry. Being on stage and listening to a director speak lingo you can barely understand can be intimidating... Read Post →
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And The Conductor Was Sore Afraid

Participating in the yearly Sunday school Christmas pageant gave me the erroneous impression that the humble barn where Jesus was born had been a quiet setting. Read Post →
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