How To Do Drama #1 Why Do Drama?

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?

How To Do Drama

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.

How To Do Drama #7 Understanding the Script

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!

Inspired by television

The ideas and inspiration for writing can come from anywhere – our Script of the Month “The Hotel Inspector” came from necessity – and television.

Mind your language – the minefield of paraphrase

Over at BiteMyBible there is a discussion about the acceptability or otherwise of translating the Bible into dialect or colloquial language. Those preaching, leading worship or presenting dramas want to make the Bible accessible – but it is a balancing act with few right answers!