This is where the audience gets to act up in these inter-active reader’s theater style skits. I provide the scripts, costume & props and the drama instruction (the 10 Basics of Drama). You provide the victi – I mean, volunteers and space to bring to life some of the parables of Jesus.
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) Humility in prayer.
A good church-goer and an infamous pirate decide to pray one day. What is it God is looking for when we pray?
The Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8) Persistence and confidence in prayer.
How does a poor widow get justice when she is robbed and the judge doesn’t care? Will her persistence pay off?
The Two Sons (Matt 21:28-32) What is obedience?
This is the story of two daughters (relax, the meaning is the same). One does the right thing while the other only gives ‘lip service’.
The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) We are blessed so we can bless others.
All the latest gadgets are what the rich man has and he shares none of his wealth with others. By comparison Lazarus barely survives on the garbage thrown to him. What happens to the two in eternity?
The Great Feast (Luke 14:14-26) Do we have time for Jesus?
A man prepares a great feast and sends his servants out to notify his guests but they are all too busy. Instead, the poor, the lame, the blind and, maybe, even a few pirates will be there!
The Unforgiving Debtor (Matt 18:21-35) A look at the importance of forgiveness.
Bob the Barber owes the king a great debt but when he is completely forgiven, he is unable to show the same forgiveness to someone else, who owes him much, much less.
THE 10 BASICS OF DRAMA
The 10 Basics of Drama are skills that every actor knows and uses. I love to teach them to groups, young and old. This is a fun way to learn some great communication skills, which are:
Voice – Projection, Clear Speech and Expression
All good actors know that they need to work on their speaking skills. Easy to do when you know how. Developing good communications skills are confidence boosters.
Becoming – Eye Contact, Body Language, Character, Costume & Props
The key to any great skit or play is understanding what’s involved in ‘becoming’ a unique character. This is the fun part!
Mechanics – Memorization, Stage Direction and Rehearsing
These are the ‘mechanics’ of any skit or drama to make it polished and professional.
Once your group has been introduced to the 10 Basics they can have fun with PERFORMING PARABLES or any drama you want to perform.