Allsorts of things can go wrong onstage – what can you do to make it alright on the night? This is a guest blog post by Emily Belt.
Most churches realise that drama is a good thing to have in a service – but why? Is a bit of acting just something else to break up the monotony of the service or is there something good about getting people together to tell a story together in a visual and engaging way?
Are you in a drama group? Or perhaps you are trying to form one or run one? How to do drama aims to help the young drama group and its terrified actors, hopeful director and baffled script writer survive in the exciting but frightening world of drama.
Churches have sensibilities. Jonah can negotiate with a fish, John can prefer garlic bread but Jesus can’t change his menu. How can Christian drama negotiate this?
Drama starts with a script. If you have never read a script before you may find it daunting but essentially a script is a list of who says what and when. Simple!