Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas Snow in the NYC area

A Christmas Snow, a new film with themes of forgiveness and reconciliation will be on four channels in December, and I got permission to offer free screenings in White Plains and Manhattan. I play the role of Claud, a French chef in an Italian restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma (RichDrama.com/AChristmasSnow). Hope you can join the fun:

December 4, 6:30pm
Screening of A Christmas Snow
Westchester Chapel
White Plains, NY
WestchesterChapel.org
No charge, but DVDs will be available for sale.

December 22, 8pm
Screening of A Christmas Snow
Manhattan Plaza
400 W 43rd St
New York, NY
No charge
(This date is subject to change or cancelation. Check itinerary.richdrama.com before attending.)

We'll run a separate soundtrack for the blind and visually impaired at both showings. Please bring your own headphones.

The film will also be shown on several TV channels across the US.  Click here for listings.

Click here to order a copy.

Also, I'll be playing the role of Joseph in Christmas: a Twitter Reenactment (RichDrama.com/ChristmasTwitter) on December 16 starting at 7pm. Hope you can log on and experience Christmas in a whole new way!

Have a wonderful Christmas Season.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas: a Twitter Reenactment


I performed the roles of Joseph and Melchior in Christmas: A Twitter Reenactment. The story was told through dialogue and inner thoughts of the characters expressed through tweets on Twitter.

Though the performance is finished you can still read our tweets: Twitter.com/#!/cf_narrator/catr.

 Melchior 

If we follow that star we may find ourselves looking into the very face of G_d. 
 Joseph 

That star is illuminating all the doors that are slamming in my face! 


This page is available at RichDrama.com/ChristmasTwitter.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!



Performed at the Thanksgiving Eve Service at Westchester Chapel (http://WestchesterChapel.org), November 24, 2010, by Rich and Joyce Swingle.

Written by Rebecca Phillips
© Copyright 2004 by Rebecca Phillips
Made available by the Eastern Territorial Arts Ministries (TAM) Bureau
Posted by permission

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Christmas Snow for the visually impared and blind

For our screening of A Christmas Snow at Westchester Chapel we'll be offering an alternate audio track for visually impaired and blind audience members.  Jim Stovall, who has written The Ultimate Gift and a novel based on A Christmas Snow, and who is visually impaired himself, has a team at the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network that has created this track.

The film will be screened on December 4 at 6:30pm at Westchester Chapel, 214 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York.

Please bring your own earphones.

We loved A Christmas Snow!

I'm sobbing! Joyce and I LOVED A Christmas Snow. I'm so thrilled to have been a small part of such a high-quality project.

Tracy J Trost did a phenomenal job directing! There were so many beautiful little touches. 

Catherine Stewart, Anthony Tyler Quinn and Muse Watson were each so embedded in their characters, and Cameron ten Napel blew my mind with her talent!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

God of Hope book now available

I just got the following note from the writer of God of Hope, a project for which I've recorded the voice of The Apostle Paul for the audio book and will perform the same role for an upcoming DVD...

The God of Hope book is now available at Amazon.com. The e-book and study guide will be available as soon as possible. The music only CD/MP3 and audio book with music CD/MP3 will hopefully be available before Thanksgiving. The video DVD will be made available during Easter of 2011.

The website www.GodOfHope.net is operational. Here you may listen to the indroduction to God of Hope (3 minutes) and Doubting Thomas tell his story (30 minutes). A five minute preview of Doubting Thomas telling his story is available by clicking here. In addition, at the website you may go to GodOfHope.net/blog and read "Your Stories", and go to Facebook and Twitter for daily" Stop and Think" quotes and thoughts. Guest speakers include Dr. Mark D. Roberts, Rev. Ben Patterson, Dr. Ian Pitt-Watson, Dr. J. Davis Illingworth, Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and more to be added.

According to Fast Stats Hospital Utilization report it is expected that 35 million patients will be addmitted to US hospitals this year staying an average of 4.8 days. We have been leaving copies of God of Hope in hospital waiting areas, cancer wards, burn centers, cardiac wards and pediactric wards, etc. We would ask you to consider doing the same.

Please invite others to visit www.GodOfHope.net. Our prayer: Touch the lives of 650 million people around the world over the next ten years- one heart at a time.

Be positive, patient, persistent. Trust God and pray always.
Listen to your heart.
Thank you again for all your help and support. JDI

A Christmas Snow at Westchester Chapel


Our church, Westchester Chapel has been granted a free screening of A Christmas Snow, which features WCCC's Rich Swingle in the role of Claud, a French chef in an Italian restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The film also features Muse Watson (NCIS), Katherine Mary Stewart (Knight Rider, The Last Star Fighter), and introduces Cameron ten Napel, a 10-year-old charmer.

To see a trailer for the film and an on-set interview with Rich and the director, Tracy Trost, visit RichDrama.com/AChristmasSnow.

There is no charge, but DVDs of A Christmas Snow will be available for stocking stuffers.


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Christmas Snow and the Holy Land

A Christmas Snow, the film in which I play Claud, a French chef in an Italian restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is now available on DVD. Watch a trailer, see an interview with me and the director, and order a copy for yourself (they also make great Christmas gifts) at RichDrama.com/AChristmasSnow.

And if you're looking for a live telling of the Christmas story at your church or organization (I performed it for staff at a Christmas luncheon once), I'd love to bring Views of the Manger to your community this Christmas Season: RichDrama.com/ViewsoftheManger. One of the Wise Men narrates the greatest story ever told.

And then join us in the land where that story took place...



 CITA to the Nations: JORDAN/ISRAEL


***Information Webinar***
Title: CITA to the Nations: Jordan and Israel
Time: Thursday, November 18th at 9:00pm Eastern
Listening Method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visitCITA.org/HolyLandWebinar

richswingle 
The tour leaders are Rich Swingle and Kim Messer.  Rich has performed and taught on five continents and 21 nations, including two previous trips to Israel. Kim worked as Product Line Manager for Lillenas Publishing Company for nine years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer. Read their full bios on our Board page.

LOCATION: Jordan and Israel
DATE AND LENGTH OF TOUR: May 16-25, 2011 (10 days/9 nights)
COST: $1,690 per person. Divided into multiple payments.
*INCLUDES: Ground transportation in Jordan and Israel, some meals, accommodations, and entry fees to ALL sightseeing and performance arrangements.
* DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR. CONTACT HARMONY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTLY FOR MORE DETAILS (www.HarmonyInternational.com/activetour-Jordan-CITA.htm)

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Working side-by-side with Jordanian students who share your passion for drama in an effort to share (teaching drama workshops, partnering with local churches, and helping to organize the drama facilities of the Amman Baptist Schools)
  • Performances (teaching performances in and around Amman, Jordan; possible combined teaching performances with Jordanian students; possible ministry with students from Bethlehem Baptist College)
WHAT WE WILL SEE:
  • THE BAPTISMAL SITE OF JESUS CHRIST!
  • MT. NEBO - THE VERY MOUNTAIN WHERE GOD SHOWED MOSES THE PROMISED LAND
  • THE SEA OF GALILEE INCLUDING THE MT. OF BEATITUDES, CAESAREA PHILIPPI, JORDAN RIVER AND MORE
  • THE WESTERN (WAILING) WALL IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AS WELL AS THE VIA DOLOROSA, GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, AND MEANINGFUL COMMUNION AT THE GARDEN TOMB.

For more information, visit the CITA.org/HolyLand page.

Click here to download a poster, and put it up at your church and school.



Monday, November 08, 2010

Jordan/Israel Webinar


 CITA to the Nations: JORDAN/ISRAEL


***Information Webinar***
Title: CITA to the Nations: Jordan and Israel
Time: Thursday, November 18th at 9:00pm Eastern
Listening Method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visitCITA.org/HolyLandWebinar

richswingle 
The tour leaders are Rich Swingle and Kim Messer.  Rich has performed and taught on five continents and 21 nations, including two previous trips to Israel. Kim worked as Product Line Manager for Lillenas Publishing Company for nine years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer. Read their full bios on our Board page.

LOCATION: Jordan and Israel
DATE AND LENGTH OF TOUR: May 16-25, 2011 (10 days/9 nights)
COST: $1,690 per person. Divided into multiple payments.
*INCLUDES: Ground transportation in Jordan and Israel, some meals, accommodations, and entry fees to ALL sightseeing and performance arrangements.
* DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR. CONTACT HARMONY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTLY FOR MORE DETAILS (www.HarmonyInternational.com/activetour-Jordan-CITA.htm)

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Working side-by-side with Jordanian students who share your passion for drama in an effort to share (teaching drama workshops, partnering with local churches, and helping to organize the drama facilities of the Amman Baptist Schools)
  • Performances (teaching performances in and around Amman, Jordan; possible combined teaching performances with Jordanian students; possible ministry with students from Bethlehem Baptist College)
WHAT WE WILL SEE:
  • THE BAPTISMAL SITE OF JESUS CHRIST!
  • MT. NEBO - THE VERY MOUNTAIN WHERE GOD SHOWED MOSES THE PROMISED LAND
  • THE SEA OF GALILEE INCLUDING THE MT. OF BEATITUDES, CAESAREA PHILIPPI, JORDAN RIVER AND MORE
  • THE WESTERN (WAILING) WALL IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AS WELL AS THE VIA DOLOROSA, GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, AND MEANINGFUL COMMUNION AT THE GARDEN TOMB.

For more information, visit the CITA.org/HolyLand page.

Click here to download a poster, and put it up at your church and school.