Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The campus is on fire!

Great things are happening at MasterWorks. I'm very pleased with our actors, and we have high expectations for The Crucible (MasterWorksFestival.org).

Sunday, June 24, 2007

MasterWorks Theatre

The theatre program has begun!

Pray for those coming from Texas, London and South Africa.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A very talented CAST

I just finished directing the Salvation Army's Creative Artist Service Team (theTAMjam.com, click on CAST). The play was 30 minutes, so in the 2.5 days I had with them I hoped to finish blocking in time to have our first run-through last night for invited guests. With God's help we actually finished blocking before dinner a day earlier! We had the first run-through that night. Unbelievable! We were able to spend the whole second day fine tuning, and during the run through for invited guests the actors only called for lines a handful of times: Maraculous!

The play "New Testament Rewind" will mostly be performed at summer camps. It is a race from Christ's birth to the Revelation. In the photo CAST members are flying like X-Wing Fighters into formation for a Star Wars-like opening.

It was so much fun. I don't remember when I laughed so hard!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sioux Center Sudan

I was in the control booth at Moody Bible Institute, getting ready for my performance for the national Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA.org) conference. In the auditorium below a college drama showcase was starting up. The piece that started it off was a play by Jeff Barker called Sioux Center Sudan, as it unfolded it became clear that it was about a woman who went to Africa as a missionary in 1955. Here I was, in the alma mater of my grandmother, my greatest spiritual mentor, who went to Africa to serve as a missionary in 1948. I also talk a lot about Sudan after my play A Clear Leading (RichDrama.com/AClearLeading). I was sucked in.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

An encouragement

I'm in the Moody Bible Institute Museum, which contains 2,500 signatures requesting that Dwight L. Moody and Ira B. Sankey come to Scotland. I hope there are many in Scotland today that want to hear more about Eric Liddell, one of their national heroes, through Beyond the Chariots.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Congratulations Cindy!

Cindy Sebring has been bringing me down to the DC area to perform and teach at her public school since the mid-90s.  She was just awarded a very significant prize...

News Release
For Immediate Release


Cynthia J. Sebring Named Cambridge Who's Who
Professional of the Year in Secondary School Education

Annandale, VA....May 18, 2007-Cynthia J. Sebring, MA, a teacher at Annandale High School for Fairfax County Public Schools, has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in secondary school education. While inclusion in Cambridge Who's Who Registry is an honor, only one member in each discipline is named the Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year. The Cambridge Who's Who selection committee hand picks these special Who's Who honorees based on their accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership and service. 

Sebring joined Annandale High School in August 2006 and currently teaches three levels of English. In previous years she conducted SAT preparatory courses and sponsored the film, German and Bible clubs. She has 21 years of experience in the education industry and previously taught five levels of German to high school students. Sebring turned down seven offers before joining Annandale because, as she explains, "I heard great things about the students and faculty." She has extensive consulting and editing skills and translated press releases from German to English for The Kennedy Center. Sebring is also credited with hiring Broadway actors Rich Swingle (an internationally known performer of one-man shows) and Bruce Kuhn (Les Misérables, Chess and Gospel of Luke). to perform for the English and Drama departments at the schools where she has taught. Annandale High School is committed to developing young minds in preparation for higher learning and success in future endeavors in the business world.

Sebring is pursuing her Masters degree in theology at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. She earned a Masters degree in English from George Mason University in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts in German and English from George Mason University in 1981. She received the Congressional Youth Leadership Council Award 1999 and 2000 and was a member of the German Textbook Adoption Committee. In 2003, she held the position of consulting-in-house reporter on behalf of the American Anglican Council at their general convention.

About Cambridge Who's Who
The mission of Cambridge Who's Who is to ensure that Cambridge members receive recognition, support and credibility to advance their careers. Cambridge Who's Who is also committed to delivering the highest quality networking resource for job recruitment, career enhancement and new business development. See who's making news and how Cambridge Who's Who is making a difference at our news blog: http://cambridgewhoswho.blogspot.com. 

Cambridge Who's Who members have exclusive access to the biographical information of more than 200,000 successful executives, professionals and entrepreneurs at http://www.cambridgewhoswho.com, where they use the database to share information, knowledge and services.  Communication via the Cambridge Who's Who Registry travels in two directions, enabling Cambridge Who's Who members to reach out when they have a business need or opportunity as well as receive information on exciting new ventures.  

Contact: 
Ellen Campbell
Director of Media Relations

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Amazing Grace opens today in Australia

Amazing Grace opens in Australia today.

Ken Wales is the producer who started the ball rolling on Amazing Grace. He wants to make a film on the rest of the Chariots Of Fire story. He mentions the upcoming film, With Wings as Eagles in an interview with Christianity Today: Save the Wales.

If you have any friends Down Under urge them to see Amazing Grace this weekend. The better it does opening weekend the more chance it will open in more theatres next weekend, etc. The better it does at the box office the more momentum there will be going into the production of With Wings as Eagles.

Also, Christy, the television series that Wales produced, is now on DVD: place an order.

Christy on DVD

Christy, produced by Ken Wales, is now out on DVD...

424376: Christy: The Complete Series, DVD SetChristy: The Complete Series, DVD Set
By Fox Faith

Now the television series based on Catherine Marshall's award-winning novel comes in one affordable boxed set! Christy: The Complete Series features 19 episodes about Christy Huddleston's life as a schoolteacher in the impoverished Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Determined to make a difference, 19-year-old Christy left the comfort of her home to help the children. Christy is home entertainment at its best, these wholesome programs star Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, LeVar Burton, and many special guest performers. Four double-sided DVDs. Approx. 15 hours total.

DVD Features:
  • Fullscreen
  • English and Spanish Audio
  • English and Spanish Subtitles
  • Region 1
  • Closed captioned
  • Wednesday, June 06, 2007