DramaShare’s DramaScene newsletter is offered to our members and contacts around the world for providing useful information on subjects related to creative arts ministry.
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The DramaShare Sermon Starter Season
There are many “seasons” in the church year . . . Christmas season, Easter season, Advent and others. And for each season there are drama scripts written specifically for use at that time. . . . Christmas. Easter, Advent and others.
But, dramatically speaking, the longest running season for dramas is… the season starter season!
Sermon starters are for all seasons, for all times, all subjects. And being short, (often less than 5 minutes), they are easily rehearsed and memorized, a fun and motivating experience for actor(s) and an immediate attention grabber for the congregation.
Many of our client churches tell us they have largely or completely moved from full-length productions to more frequent, (in many cases weekly), sermon starters. And in recent years DramaShare, (while still writing longer scripts), has placed greater emphasis on sermon starters.
We invite DramaShare members to submit their upcoming sermon themes, Bible references, number of actors and details to DramaShare and we will search our extensive database of over 2,000 scripts for the script which most closely matches your needs. And if we don’t have anything “on the shelf” we may be able to write something just right for you. (In those cases we may even be able to customize it for you with mention of your area, etc.).
Call us 1-877-363-7262 or send a note.
For a listing of current sermon starters click here
The intent is for DramaScene to be a “two way informational vehicle” therefore we invite your feedback, suggestions and articles. Send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us (toll-free throughout North America) at 1-877 DO-DRAMA (363-7262)
Our wish is that this ministry will always be about sharing information and expertise. We are blessed with many contacts around the world who are very experienced in their fields, and these people offer their expertise at no charge. This is the essence of “DramaSharing” and we are grateful to them. Perhaps you have expertise and experiences you wish to share. Contact us please.
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WHICH DRAMASHARE SCRIPT DO WE RECOMMEND?
We are frequently asked for recommendations on “best” scripts. Unfortunately, “best, like beauty” is “in the eye of the beholder.” So, I have taken stats from our website as to what you, our worldwide supporters, have selected by your downloading and staging in the recent past.
(In a hurry and want to see the 25 scripts now, scroll to the bottom).
As you would expect, I, as the writer of most of our scripts, won’t always agree with your choices, (in the same way you won’t always agree with mine). However, in the case of the #1 pick, your favorite and mine is the same.
“Meeting Between Two Mothers” is a script I nominally wrote, but at the time, and even more, ever since, I realize I was just the one who typed the words into my computer.
A dear saint, Vida Ginther, now gone to be with her dear Lord and Savior, was a quiet, always smiling lady in the congregation of Lawson Heights Alliance Church in Saskatoon, SK.
Vida, much to the amazement of her family when, many years later I told them of the background of this script, was an awesome prayer warrior for our fledgling DramaShare ministry. And she told me of a monolog she had performed in her German-speaking church as a pre-teen girl.
As Vida spoke I am afraid I “zoned out” because in my mind I was already pounding out the words of the script on my computer, (with 2 fingers of course). And never before and never since have I “written” a script in such a short time. Clearly, I, (for once in my writing career LOL), “let go and let God” write that script. And I never once did a re-write.
But the miracle didn’t end there, in fact the best was yet to come.
The theme running through this script was two women, meeting on a dusty street in Jerusalem after the crucifixion. Those women had recently each lost a son: “Jesus” and “Judas.”
Often when writing/directing/organizing drama presentation I have in mind actors(s) “who would be good” for the part(s). I had no one in mind and, “Vida was not acting at her age!”)!
But then there came a very clear understanding of who would play the part of Mary. . . . “Eileen Perry will be perfect for the role,” I announced to my wife!
I looked up Eileen’s phone number, announced to her she was going to be Mary in our drama.
There was an obvious hesitation, (sometimes better described as silence), on the line, and finally Eileen said . . . “John, you do realize to whom you are talking . . . do you?”
And it was at that moment that panic hit me . . . This was Eileen Perry, a very nice lady, beautiful. . but a long dissertation from Eileen was “Good morning.” . . And she was shy to almost an extreme!
Oh boy! What had I done? Who did I think I was talking to?
And it didn’t help when Judy said . . . “John, who did you think you were talking to”?
But I had been comforted by Eileen’s final words. “I will think about it and pray.”
Everyone knows that is shorthand for, “Forget it!”
Two hours later my worst fears happened with the message, “I don’t know why, but after praying, I feel I must do it. . . And I trust you John.”
Fast forward to performance. . . “Mary” left not one person in the audience dry-eyed. Her big, expressive eyes told exactly what, I am sure, the mother of Jesus went through!
Eileen had not acted, she was Mary in that performance. And a new “Eileen” emerged from that performance, a more confident and happier “Eileen.”
A dear friend in the church, Marg Hollands, an exceptionally aware and Bible-knowledgeable lady paid me a great, (alas misplaced), compliment:
“Today I saw the genius of your work! . . . You created an exceptional “Mary” and also such an impressive Rebecca, the mother of Judas!”
With that she paused, thought, said, “Hey wait a minute John! I happen to know Judas’ father was named in the Bible but never a mention, let alone a name, of his mother! Who did you enlist for help on that?”
Silently I just pointed up to the heavens.
Check out Meeting Between Two Mothers.
Hope you find the listings below useful.
May God bless your ministry, dramatically!
John Alexander at DramaShare.org
Octogenarian with grace from God
# Products Viewed
1 Meeting Between Two Mothers 78131
2 Advent Conflicts 56206
3 A Christian Carol 39059
4 A Handful of Nails 38673
5 Ageless Peer Pressure 32480
6 But You Promised 32083
7 Who Would Imagine For Kids 31530
8 Widow Of Nain 31445
9 Blinded Faith 30930
10 The Fragrance Of Love 30072
11 Giving Mostly My All 29550
12 A Christian Carol For Kids 26397
13 A Leg To Stand On 26338
14 More Than a Child drama 22410
15 Harvest Party 22395
16 Cooking Up Thanksgiving 20406
17 Seeking Godly Wisdom 20093
18 A Day of Blood and Heartbreak 19947
19 Pray for Dons Cheese 19734
20 An Angel Called His Name 18018
21 A Christmas Valentine script 17668
22 A Case of Time Dinner Theatre 17618
23 Breaking The Chains 16041
24 A Christmas Passed 15989
25 Christmas at WKRP 15775