Training Solutions

BIG Changes & HUGE Savings at DramaShare!

Help Your Church DramaTrain During/Post Covid19

Our Annual Membership fee only $89, still the same price as in 2008! . .   New Premium Package Membership & Manuals 6 of the most popular core training manuals from our library, the backbone of our “DramaShare Method!! . . . only $149!! (Reg price $200)

Premium Package includes access to 2000+ scripts, tutorials and the following yearly updated training manuals:
DramaShare OrganizationalImportance of properly organizing, identifying scope, staffing, controlling, monitoring, adjusting, the group, DramaClub TrainingComplete “DramaShare Method” drama training program, in layman’s terms – On being an actor, acting without words, voice and diction and much more., DramaTech TechnicalKarl Wagner’s comprehensive 5 star manual covering activities of drama techies,(and wannabe techies),
Countdown to CurtainUp RehearsalPractical advice on the entire drama project, from how and where to select script, getting pastoral approval, budgeting, casting, post-drama, and more., Improvenization Manual In our opinion . . the best manual you will ever buy. Tutorial on the use of improv exercises and games as a training and motivational tool in drama. & Team DevotionsWe mustn’t forget the importance of staying in tune with He who is the reason for the performance..

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Training, the most overlooked area in Christian drama
And when not provided, the reason for so-so performances!

Christmas Carol for KidsSimply selecting a script, recruiting “artsy,” experienced people, memorizing lines, sorry . . . that won’t cut it, ever!

Over the past 35 years we’ve built the world’s largest script archive, Christian family friendly scripts, but the DramaShare difference is the DramaShare Method. We created and designed the kind of training, proven by us and our thousands of clients worldwide, for you, and for your whole crew. Plus, over the next year we will invest a further $80,000 to enhance our ability, with active partners, to introduce many new features. This will begin shortly and involve remote training sessions and consultations.

Yes . . . the rumor is correct! . . We will be adding videos! . . And yes, our opinion remains, Christian drama videos are not, and never have been, the product of choice for ministry. Our competitors are finding what we have been saying for 30+ years:

  • “Video drama is meant for entertainment, at best.” . . excerpt from DramaShare Manual Vol 1.0
    • “Drama, to teach and retain as a lesson in living /faith, requires at least 2 persons or groups: performer(s)  . . and an audience of one or more,
    •  and can only be made life changing by a deeper connection between the performer(s) and audience” . . another excerpt from DramaShare Manual Vol 1.0
  • John Alexander, DramaShare founder:  A personal regret, in early years I allowed minor negative feedback to impact my assessment on the issue of video drama. I personally apologize for not retaining that comment in subsequent issues. However, as all will confirm, despite those comments and criticism, we stuck to our original opinion through the years when leading proponents and churches “rode the video horse,” we, with the support of Advisory Boards and trusted supporters, went forward with scripts made for live theatre.

In our new offering we will be including, among many other new enhancements, videos, however, all will be offered specifically and totally for training purposes, and shall be so branded.
DramaShare shall continue, and even double up on producing and promoting live Christian ministry, and not what many former proponents now describe as “drama for entertainment and not for ministry.”*

*Source Executive Magazine “What happened to drama in churches?

DramaShare has training tools written in everyday, non-technical terms to assist you and all your team: actors, directors, lighting, sound, offstage, onstage . . .

Training starts with you . . the organizer/director. I don’t care if you have zero training or experience, in fact, if you have zero experience but a heart for ministering the word of God, when DramaShare job-specific training is arranged & set up for your drama group, you actually have a greater chance for success and long term sustainability!*
(*based on actual DramaShare results)

And don’t forget we are always available by email or toll-free phone (1-877-363-7262).  (see info on our ST Script Tweaker program) 
Training. . . The beginning step in God-honoring Christian drama, and the on-going priority.
DramaShare has the tools for a successful drama ministry and you will succeed, regardless if you have NO previous training or experience..

All manuals are in electronic format, downloaded to your computer, meaning they are immediately available for you with no waiting for mail delivery. This is much less expensive for you, more easily searched and referenced, and easier to print off sections as required for informational or training purposes.
And each year going forward all DramaShare manuals will be updated and rewritten where required, therefore when ordering or renewing manuals you will automatically be provided with the newest issue at no extra charge, necessititating all manuals be destroyed and confirmed at each renewal or cancellation.

Ready to rumble, dramatically?

Our Most comprehensive training manuals available

DramaShare Organizational Manual

A step by step outline for for setting the structure, organizing and staffing, creating policies and procedures and controlling the ministry, in easily understood, plain language

DramaClub Training Manual

Providing the "need-to-know" technical training which will equip actors, directors, writer and off-stage people to "minister dramatically," without overburdening these busy volunteers

Countdown to CurtainUp Manual

A step-by-step guideline for staging a drama, from script selection through casting, rehearsals and post-presentation followup

DramaTech Technical Manual (a Mr. Techie Karl Wagner Production)

An excellent tutorial on lighting, sound, creating backdrops, and much more. A kind of "techie manual for the non-technical person".

Team Devotions Manual

A devotional guideline for drama and music teams, useful for starting off each rehearsal or meeting of the team.

Improv Training Manual

"Improving Through Improving". Improv is a great training and motivational tool for actors new or experienced. Helps enliven your rehearsals while training in acting skills.

* Membership and manuals must be renewed yearly. All materials in electronic or hardcopy form must be destroyed if membership lapses.



Characterization Webinar

We are pleased to present our new Characterization webinar:
Characterization, Memorization and Controlled Terror

"Got anything to give me complete freedom from nerves when going on stage in front of what seems like a gazillion people? And what will people say when I mess up a line or worse I freeze?"

DramaShare instruction through our materials plus phone counseling helps that. This program provides 120 minutes of instruction plus several hours set aside for creating dramas using the skills and techniques brought forward in the video presentation. This webinar contains basically the same materials as you would receive by attending our regional workshops, minus the traveling costs. The format of this webinar allows you much more flexibility and more opportunity for reworking areas of difficulty and concern.

Interpretive Signing Video

Interpretive Signing videotaped at DramaShare Atlanta Conference in 2003. Try exciting "Sign Art Ministry" in your church. Deena Canup led a very effective workshop, showing the "how-to" of blending signing and the Interpretive Movement. Deena used the incredible song, "No One Else" in this video, it has become the unofficial song of DramaShare as it so clearly points out the need for every Christian to step up and do "the job that only you can do!"

Painting a Stone Wall Video (a Mr. Techie Karl Wagner Production)

The famous "anything is doable" Karl Wagner will not only amaze you as he uses an ordinary paint roller to paint a 3D backdrop of a stone wall. In so many Biblical, (and other), dramas we need a fast, effective and economical stone wall or well in the background. An excellent creation by an awesome man!

Joy In The Camp Continues! Summer Camp & VBS Manual

418 pages of dramatic fun for youth and children's camps, or for activities year-round. Campfire stories, jokes, simple songs readings, mimes, human videos (mime to music, not a video), activities for fun, and learning.

The SS Zark VBS Backyard Vacation Bible School Manual

God's wonderful creatures are the stars in this 300+ page resource. 5 days plus closing session packed full of dramatic fun for Vacation Bible School or backyard program. Drama, storytelling, puppetry, games, activities, food ideas, and many original songs.

Clowning Workshop by veteran clown David Suhs

Clowning is about bringing laughter to people of all ages, but clowning ministry is much more. This manual by veteran clown David Suhs is all about "The Lord's Laughter" and all you will need to know about ministering in this unique way.

Leaning On Thin Air Mime Tutorial

Excellent 30-page miming tutorial written by Tim & Tanya Chartier gives basic instruction on miming, essential for a good grasp of characterization.

Stage Manager's Manual (A Mr. Techie Karl Wagner production)

Having a Stage Manager (even in the smallest drama group) is essential. Check out this excellent step by step manual. Who is the stage manager and what are his or her duties?

Creating Job Descriptions in the Church

Job descriptions, well done and well used, are essential for staff and volunteers in all positions

We just want to say

John and Judy AlexanderYou have friends here who, like you, have lived through the steep, (and sometimes irrelevant), learning curve of Christian theatre arts before John & his proudly amateur crew “stumbled on” something that is now known around the world as “The DramaShare Method.” Talk nice to John, he’ll show you the script that will best work for your church, class, even competition performance! More likely if’n you’s ta praise them thar green Roughriders, (the CFL brand, not the NFL No Fun League understand), just maybe he writes a script tailored just for you!!
Ooooooops. . . I think that’s the tollfree-phone a-ringin’ fer shure! Bye y’alls!

Note: during current special pricing other Membership & Manual Combos aren’t available, since that would be unfair to customers, individual manuals may be purchased separate from membership.


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