The Book of Job

I got to play Job in this livestream reading of The Book of Job, considered by some to be the oldest play in history...




I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Tonight I got to encourage Westchester Chapel to keep their eyes on Jesus -- not on the storm or fear around them -- as I illustrated Matthew 14: 22-33 with a video reenactment of Peter walking on the water. 

The video was shot in Israel in 2011 while on the Sea of Galilee. You can see it below.

I also sang Rich Mullins' song I See You and played a music video Sanctify My Life from the short film A Matter of Perspective. You can see the music video below.

Pictured below is our family farm which I mention. I also refer to my one-man play about 911 called 5 Bells for 911.




This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.





If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Songs used under the terms of CCLI #352386.  Music video created by Light Symphony, written and performed by Ron and Kelly. Used by permission.

"I See You" written by Richard Mullins. © Copyright 1991 by Capital Christian Music Group.


"Sanctify My Life" was written for the short film "A Matter of Perspective," for which Rich won Best Actor in a Short Film at the International Christian Film Festival.

Stirred but not Shaken

Joyce and I were delighted to be in a roundtable discussion with other creatives over video conference called Stirred but not Shaken: Focus and Influence in Crisis

It was posted to www.LivingArtsTabernacle.com.




See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.
I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.
There are still openings for the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp and the Christian Artist Mentoring Project this summer, where I'll be teaching acting for film (RMCFC) and stage (CAMP).

Interview on Creative Arts Fellowship

This was a fun interview Joyce and I did with our friends John and Paula Kasica, who run Creative Arts Fellowship in St. Louis.

If you're reading this in an email you can watch at www.Blog.RichDrama.com (4/27).



I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

Prepare While We Shelter!

Joyce shares from Acts 1 how the disciples used their time of sheltering in place to prepare through prayer, fellowship and organizational healing.  She encourages the congregants to use this sacred time of sheltering to prepare as persons and as a people for the mission of building God's Kingdom on earth.

Illustrating the unique times we are living in, Joyce shared this weekday view of the usually busy 42nd Street in Manhattan.

I got to open in prayer, and I shared a filmed version of a scene from my one-man play, The Acts. I'm wanting to make adjustments before posting it, so stay tuned.

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service:



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Photo courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.

Joyce and/or I will be presenting three more times this week: www.RichDrama.com/Schedule.

Resurrection: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On!

I got to open this morning's service at Westchester Chapel with a dramatic reading of Matthew 27:45-54Dr. Linda Warren brings the Resurrection Day teaching from Matthew 27:45-54 and 28:1-10.

Pastor Jim Warren in his
Easter best... a few years
ago.
Have a blessed Resurrection Day, everyone!

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service: 



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.



I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.


Do You Know Him?

I was so blessed to take part in this Resurrection Day celebration by Anita Cordell, who's performed in four film projects with me.

Click the arrow below, or if you got this in an email, visit www.Blog.RichDrama.com (4/12).


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I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area. It's one of the four films I worked on with Anita Cordell.


Son Rise Service

I hope you're able to attend an online Resurrection Day service, if not, send me a message in the form below and I'll send you an invite to our virtual service. In the meantime I invite you to supplement it with this service at Bethany Baptist Church, where I performed for their Resurrection Day service last year.

Click the arrow below, or if you're getting this in an email, visit www.Blog.RichDrama.com (4/12).


 Worship led by David Paul Hudgens. Dance by Nicki Hudgens. On that Good Friday I performed Journey to the Garden at Bethany Baptist Church. We could join forces and do that play with a worship set and close with the dance and resurrection for your community! Scroll down to Booking Info to start a conversation.
See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance


The Story of Christ's Passion

We put together a dramatic reading of the story of Christ's Passion taken from all four Gospels. It is illustrated with works of classic artists over a music bed by John Fornof. This was conceived and performed live for the Good Friday service at Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene, April 10, 2020.

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service:

We're revising it and will repost it later.

Artwork used by permission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Open Access.



Rich will teach voice acting for The Lamplighter Guild for Creative Disciplines this summer: www.LamplighterGuild.com.

Holy Thursday




I got to open our service and read Psalm 118:1-5, 19-29 and Mark 14:32-42Pastor Randy Solomon sums up our Men's Bible Study, Steps to the Cross, and brings the study to its conclusion in the Garden of Gethsemane. 


Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service: 



This is a gethsemane in
Israel.
This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.












Pastor Randy mentions how Jesus healed the leper. The series The Chosen dramatizes that story very well: 



If you want to more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Photo courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.


See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.

Trapping Terry the Tarantula

While Joyce and I were teaching and performing in Africa last fall, we had a roommate we named Larry the Lizard. One night we noticed he'd moved out, and then we found out why...



Find more about our adventures in Africa at www.RichDrama.com/Africa.


See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance...once the pandemic has cleared.

Prayers for Redemption and Rest

Joyce and I have occasionally had restless nights during this pandemic, and we know others are having the same issue. A former student of mine sent me a link to some recorded prayers over music, and I was moved... and inspired! We have friends who are musicians!

So we recorded these prayers and put them over a bed of music created by our friend Paula Kasica and her musical colleague, David Hadden. The piece is entitled, "Rest." We hope it blesses you at eventide. I asked Joyce if I should mention that it put me to sleep twice while we were editing it, but she said I should share full disclosure: Falling asleep is one of my spiritual gifts! Well, hopefully I've imparted something of that gift through these prayers:

Hit the arrow to play, or if you're getting this in an email you can hear them and future prayers we're hoping to post at www.RichDrama.com/Prayers.



Paula and David's album, "Breath of God," is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.