Proud to be serving in churches with congregations from a handful of people to thousands. We are equally grateful to be used in colleges, schools, groups, homeschools and with individuals. Our methods and materials have been proven over the last 35+ years, to more than 80,000 clients in 78 countries around the world.
Our logo, a proud holdover from the very beginning of our ministry, symbolizes what we have tried to stand for over the years, “valid, Bible based, engaging and entertaining expressions of God-honoring ‘preaching,’ dramatically!” In doing this it has been our aim to be relevant in today’s world, often using appropriate, though even “off-the-wall” humour to do so, but, (in the words of one of our mentors, Red Skelton), “never using a flushing toilet to get a laugh.” And that is why the DramaShare logo, we hope, guides us and our clients in making the point that we use acting, engaging writing and well trained amateur actors to deliver a message. But in order to guard against extreme ego, we are, (as indicated in the DramaShare logo), always “under the cross of Jesus Christ!” And while we aim to be entertaining, our intent is, and will continue to be, that we will shut down this ministry if we are nothing more than “entertainment!”
Our methods, (now it seems known around the world as “the DramaShare Method” (one which is appropriate in the largest church but even moreso in the smallest ), focuses on well-trained, not-overused actors and volunteers who commit to short term “dramatic preaching” opportunities and also take their turn at behind the scenes opportunities. In our DramaShare workshops we focus on multi-skilling since it is good to see what happens when “that idiot on lighting” learns how greatly important, and sometimes very difficult, that seemingly “easy-peezey” job actually is! And we learn that simply handing out a script can be incredibly counter-productive. The DramaShare Method shows we need to first know the basic “Who-Am-I?” before the lines are seen, let alone learned! And we learn through study but also through fun, team building activities like “Improving Through Improv-ing” techniques, as outlined in DramaShare’s Improv Manual, a part of our new Premium Membership & 6 Core Manuals Package.” . . . Even learning the “Oooopsies technique” when the thing turns into a disaster as someone loses their lines!
Oh and one final comment on the DramaShare Method . . . If the Pastor, Music Minister, and all others in supervisory positions aren’t “on board and committed” . . don’t do it on account’a it ain’t gonna work! A one-trick pony might be good in a carnival but in Christian drama ministry . . . not-so-much!
But if you get your “act” together, with children, teens, young adults, men, women’s groups and DEFINITELY seniors on board . . the results could have out-of-this-world results!
We are constantly writing new materials, often to the specs of DramaShare members. We ask that you help maintain this ministry, not through donations, but through DramaShare membership. And we ask as well that if you have any input, whether positive or negative, that you contact our founder John Alexander, who opens, reads and responds to every message, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone call, ( 1-877-363-7262), toll-free throughout North America, and with your continuing support hopefully soon throughout the world), or by sending us a message through the “CONTACTUS” tab.
Source of Experienced Information
DramaShare is blessed to have wonderfully experienced volunteers in areas of expertise who donate their knowledge and experience to you. Check out the Resources link
Karl Wagner aka Mr Techie, Karl had the uncanny intuition to assist with almost any area, whether it be set design, graphics, sound, lighting, script writing, or just sharing a good laugh with others. (And Karl is an awesome artist in oils, and other media, presently plying his craft around the world, for information email him) For many years Karl was our right hand man and above all else, our very dear friend. Karl has written several scripts which you will find here at DramaShare, and he wrote the very popular “DramaTech Technical Manual” and the “Stage Managers” Manual and has written literally tons of articles in our Resources area.
David Suhs, the Lord’s Laughter brings over 30 years of experience in clown ministry including performances, script writing, and workshop leadership. Read David’s Bio and also An Introduction To Clowning. Read David’s excellent new article on Getting Started In Clowning Ministry In addition David has an excellent Clowning Training Workbook developed through his many years of involvement in Clowning ministry, check it out.
You will also find more of David’s good advice and guidance in Resources.
Ellen Jervis, The Staging Assistant has wide ranging skills in set design, costuming, directing, acting and generally a “know-it-all” kinda person. She, like all DramaShare volunteers, is available to answer questions, send your request to email@example.com
Lori Biddle, Director of Magnification at her Ohio church coordinates music, technical areas, artists, drama group, staging and creation of church services. You will learn much from Lori’s articles on being “Over Committed” in ministry,” “Supernatural Programming,” as well as “Conflicts In The Ministry” and “Doing A Redo “
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