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Doing drama is easy!

The How To Do Drama series of articles is a themed set which may (or may not) build up into an indispensible guide for the new or young drama group and its terrified actors, hopeful director and baffled script writer.

There comes a time in the life of every church* when someone says “We’ve got a couple of special services coming and we need something to make them special. We need drama!” and all eyes turn to the most likely-looking individuals. And so a rag-tag band try to fashion themselves into  The Church Drama Group. The problem is that they’ve never done this before and haven’t a clue where to start.

If you are in that process, if you are part of a newish or youngish drama group or are contemplating it, the “How To Do Drama” series is aimed at making you feel slightly less alone.

This series has church groups in mind but if you are doing drama in a small group in another setting (school, youth group, Girl Scouts, over-60s club…) you will find that most is applicable to what you are doing too.

I have little idea what will eventually be covered and in how much detail. If you have ideas, if you are in a drama group and want something discussed, let me know! This is highly unlikely to develop into a learned encyclopaedia, but if it reassures just one actor, director, writer or producer that others have been where they are, or gives a hint of the options available, then it has done its work.

Topics covered so far

* This is not strictly true. There are churches that don’t believe in drama. There are churches that have no-one young enough to actually climb on to a stage. There are churches that wish to concentrate on their special ministry to transatlantic swimmers and ice-cream sellers. So I was exaggerating a little.

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