Amazon.com Widgets The Swingles' Dramatic Developments: June 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sociodrama Resources

To download The Effect of Sociodrama on a Population of Men in Transitional Housing, my masters thesis from 1997. Make a suggested donation of $7:

Then click here.

For more information on Sociodrama visit the National Association of Drama Therapists site: NADT.org.

For information on Enacted Prayer, click here.

For information on Ethnodramatology go to Ethnodrama.com.

For information on Bibliodrama, visit Bibliodrama.com.

This is my mentor, Pat Sternberg's book:

Called to the Arts

The Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA.org) National Conference is off to a great start. Carol Dilley Jaudes (a MasterWorks Festival master class instructor last year) opened by singing a beautiful artist's prayer.

Then Dr. Marcos Rivera, Sr. Pastor of the Primitive Christian Church, laid down a theological foundation for the calling to the arts.

Be the best you can be in the field to which you're called. "The fruit of your life should be excellence."

Live lives of integrity. "Your values should effect the projects you do, not the other way around."

Rich

Rich Swingle
@ the Helen Hayes Theatre
240 W 44th St, Ste 7
New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Wings as Eagles

Ken Wales, the executive producer on CBS's series Christy, came out to see my performance of Beyond the Chariots here in Los Angeles on Sunday night. He wants to produce a film about the same part of Eric Liddell's life and invited me to write the screenplay. The working title is With Wings as Eagles. Please join me in praying for this project.

He recently produced Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce's successful drive to abolish Britain's slave trade. Watch for it early in '07. He showed an eight minute trailer that was just phenominal.

Wilberforce's accomplishment has meant even more to me since a discovery I made while performing at Pocklington School near York, England. I performed A Clear Leading, about John Woolman, who spoke out against slavery in America 100 years before the Civil War. He spoke against slavery throughout England and died in York the same year that Wilberforce wrote his first anti-slavery essay as a student of Pocklington School. The headmaster thinks there's a high likelyhood that Wilberforce heard Woolman speak.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Wings as Eagles

Ken Wales, the executive producer on CBS's series Christy and the film Amazing Grace, came out to see my performance of Beyond the Chariots in Los Angeles. He wants to produce a film about the same part of Eric Liddell's life covered in my play, and he invited me to write the screenplay. The working title is Wings as Eagles. Please join me in praying for this project.

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Jr. High Camper

I just performed Jonah at Alex Walker's church in Upland, CA. Alex, pictured here with his wife, Jacquie, and their son, Sam, was in my Jr. High cabin when I was a counselor at Twin Rocks Friends Camp while I was in college. Tonight I'll perform Beyond the Chariots: RichDrama.com/Itinerary.


Besides serving as music and young adults minister Alex is lead singer and song writer for the band Five O'Clock People, who produced a CD through Pamplin Records: The Nothing Venture.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Spider Man 3

They've completely transformed the theatre across from the Helen Hayes Theatre, where I keep my office, for Spider Man 3. Tomorrow at 5am it will be back to normal and ready for the History Boys, the play that's normally there.