Thursday, July 29, 2010

MasterWit in London


Irene Kao (right) stayed with us in New York after this year's MasterWorks Festival. She reconnected us with Cathy Englade (left), who attended the theatre program in 2003. I asked Cathy to share something about a great experience she had recently:

Here's a blip about the graciousness of God in sending me to London...

I performed the role of "Oliver de Boys" in an all female cast of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" produced by The Oxford Shakespeare Company. We rehearsed and had a short run in New York before heading to London to perform in Hyde Park. While in London we were blessed to take classes at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts with several lauded theatre artists, including John Barton, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

After striking set

We push them pretty hard at MasterWorks!
Photo by Alicia York, the only one conscious at the time.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Amazing Month of MasterWorks

We had quite a busy month at the MasterWorks Festival...

June 20 - July 17
The MasterWorks Festival
Winona Lake, IN
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June 20, 10am
Joyce preaches
Rich performs an excerpt from The Revelation
Rainbow Room
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Winona Lake, IN
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June 20, 7:30pm
Excerpt from God of Hope (GodOfHope.net)
MasterWorks Festival
Faculty Recital
Rhodeheaver Auditorium
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Winona Lake, IN
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6/24, 2-3pm
Bev Holloway
Auditioning for Film and TV
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Winona Lake, IN
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6/25, 2-3
John Forbes
Testimony of an international and Off-Broadway producer and performer
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Winona Lake, IN
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6/25, 3-5
Bev Holloway
Mock auditions
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Winona Lake, IN
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6/26, 2-4
John Forbes leads judges panel
Theatre Honors Recital auditions
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Winona Lake, IN
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June 27
Narrator
Words of Light and Illumination
Composed for performance in Beijing May 2010, this is the English language premiere
The MasterWorks Festival
Winona Lake, IN
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June 30, 8:15pm - 12:15am
Comedy Improv
Improvisational Worship
Enacted Prayer

The MasterWorks Festival
Winona Lake, IN


July 4, 11am

Founding President of Master Media, International
Preaches
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Winona Lake, IN


July 5, 2-3
Larry Poland
Founding President of Master Media, International
How to Be a Star
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Winona Lake, IN
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July 7
Four theatre students perform at the Honors Recital:
Olivia Wilder
Dan Cotton
Tiffany Rott
Faith Whitaker

The MasterWorks Festival
Winona Lake, IN


July 9
MasterWorks theatre students perform at Winona Woods
Winona Lake, IN
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July 11
Rich preaches
Our Identity
Matthew 13
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Winona Lake, IN
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July 15, 8pm
July 16, 2pm and 8pm
July 17, 2pm
The Miracle Worker
McLain Auditorium
Grace College
Performed by the MasterWorks Festival Theatre Program
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Recording for God of Hope

I recorded the voice of Saul/Paul for the audio book of God of Hope which is due in book stores this November.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For the Glory teaser trailer

They've posted a trailer for the film For the Glory in which I play Coach Sean Ryan...


Friday, July 16, 2010

What a phenomenal team!

We opened The Miracle Worker last night to a standing room only crowd, and our wonderful team brought the rest of the audience to their feet at the curtain call. Three performances left: http://Itinerary.RichDrama.com/.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One thumb up

Amy Burley prays for me year round, and I'm one of ten people on her prayer list, which she keeps track of on her fingers. This thumb reminds her to pray for me.

Thanks so much Amy!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Larry Poland brings MasterMedia to MasterWorks

Larry preached at yesterday's service to the full community, and today he shared with our theatre students. He's telling us how to be stars:

Know the difference between who you are and what you do.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Pops Concert

We're at the midpoint of the MasterWorks Festival, marked by the annual pops concert. Next up: fireworks over Winona Lake.