Drama Ministry

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Just Getting Warmed Up

Ever feel like your performance is slightly out of tune? As if the lines aren’t quite “hitting,” or you just can’t seem to relax on stage? The reason could be as simple... Read Post →
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Writing A Monologue

I love writing a monologue. There's something so poetic about climbing into a character's head, painting a picture with words for an audience, and expressing thoughts in a memorable way to drive a point home. Read Post →
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Back to the Future: Elements of Drama Past, Present & Future

Books continue coming out about the future of the church—How can it survive in this new age of technology? What about church drama? Will drama still have a purpose in this millennium? After all, drama in a worship service is a new thing, only 15 or 20 years old. Or is it? Read Post →
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Be The Tree

As an on-camera actor in television commercials, industrial films, and various video and film projects, one thing | have learned over the years is the difference between “acting the part” and “being the part.” Read Post →
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Directing from Onstage

I once worked with a drama director at a local church who, during an especially stressful rehearsal period, jokingly grumbled, “Our next show is going to be a one-man production. Starring me.” Of course, some directors would sooner leave town than be caught performing onstage... Read Post →
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Words, Words, Words: Tips to Writing Effective Christian Sketches

A "Q & A" with the editors of Drama Ministry Q: What top 3 things should a playwright keep in mind when writing pre-sermon sketches for their church? A: 1. A pre-sermon drama doesn't have to come full circle. The temptation is... Read Post →
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A letter from Regi Stone in response to current events

We’re living in one of the most unusual moments in history. The Coronavirus has shifted how we do almost everything, especially for those in ministry: online church, Facebook Live worship, sermons and more. Read Post →
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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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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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