Pray Over Broadway Live: The Broadhurst Theatre

I recorded this prayer a couple of weeks ago, so I could post it on the road (www.RichDrama.com/Schedule)...
Pray Over Broadway Live: The Broadhurst Theatre

Praying over the theatre that hosted Godspell for the first Broadway production in 1977. #prayoverbroadwaylive www.RichDrama.com/WashingtonsArmor

Posted by Rich Swingle on Monday, May 10, 2021
I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

Actor of the Year

This completely blew me away...
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I was so stunned that I didn't have an acceptance speech prepared! You can see what I came up with in the moment on www.24Flix.com by clicking here. It starts at 1hr, 17m, 18s. Bottom line, I received it as acknowledgement that choosing #ChristOverCareer is worth it!

I also thought I should give a prepared speech...
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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

Two films at the International Christian Film and Music Festival


In 2014 Joyce and I stayed in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada to perform in Mayflower II. Five years later, I was back in Didsbury to perform in "The Ledger". These two films are now being screened at the International Christian Film & Music Festival! In case you've never heard of Didsbury, it's because only a bit more than 5,000 people live there. Also, they were two different production teams! The only other folks who worked on both projects were Dallas and Jylisa Lammiman (director and cinematographer on Mayflower II), who weighed in on the script for "The Ledger," which was written overnight as a part of a film competition for the Way of the Storyteller Conference, and Justin Lewis (a lead in Mayflower II), who played my character's nemesis in "The Ledger." 

 I'm sensing the Lord's fingerprints in this!


I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

The Revelation Behind Bars

Here's my report immediately following yesterday's performances of The Revelation in the Marion Correctional Institution...

Click the arrow to play, or if you're receiving this via email, visit www.Blog.RichDrama.com (May 16). 

www.RichDrama.com/TheRevelation Enacted Prayer: www.RichDrama.com/Workshops www.Blog.RichDrama.com/2017/11/have-blessed-thanksgiving.html

Posted by Rich Swingle on Saturday, May 15, 2021

This was the newsletter that reported my visit:

Dear Intercessors,

The interns at Marion Correctional Institution enjoyed a fabulous visit this past weekend.  Rich Swingle portrayed the book of Revelation for the men (www.RichDrama.com/TheRevelation).  They were quite moved by his acting and interpretation.  Here is what two of our CBB leaders had to say about the presentation: 

"Wow!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  At the end of the morning session I told the guys that in my 75 & 1/2 years I have seen hundreds of sermons and plays, but I have never seen anything like that. Rich brought the character of John so alive and to portray the book of Revelation in the way he did was absolutely amazing." -C. B.
 
"Just wanted to send a note to let you know we had a great time Saturday with Rich, I was amazed at the program he put on. No one was disappointed when they left the Chapel. : ) He asked for some praise music to open the service, and we had no available praise team, per say, so I was asked by one of the Chapel orderlies if I would do some praise and worship, and I said I would. Rich asked if I knew any songs that would correlate to the Book of Revelations.  I said I sure do and opened with an up tempo song, then played and sang Revelation Song by Philips, Craig, and Dean- one of my all time favs.  Rich was ecstatic, it was the perfect song for his skit. I am amazed at how well he can recall an entire book of the Bible and put it into a visual perspective. Thanks for sending Rich!"  -J. T.

Praise the Lord!  God is moving!  If you would like to support our Church Behind Bars movement please click the button below.


A blessed Shavuot, the Hebrew holiday, also known as Pentecost in Greek. Last year I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Acts
at www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Pray with Others Live

We're praying over articles at www.HeadlinePrayer.com

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I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Moses Faces Off Against a Golden Calf

Trevor the Treasure Seeker explores more of the story of Moses.

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I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Pray Over Broadway Live: Studio 54

In this post I share about a miraculous connection in my work as dialect coach on Washington's Armor. I forgot to mention that it was a month of dead ends looking for help with the Delaware accent. The story I tell here is truly remarkable! 

Here's the Give Him 15 episode I mentioned: The Lightning of God.

 

Posted by Rich Swingle on Monday, May 10, 2021

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

Pray Over Broadway Live: The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Posting this on the National Day of Prayer! 

#prayoverbroadwaylive

Posted by Rich Swingle on Wednesday, May 5, 2021


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


The Diary of Perpetua

I'm thrilled to be cast as Pudens in the upcoming musical film, The Diary of Perpetua. My character was the warden of the prison, where Perpetua finished her diary circa 203 AD, before being thrown to the wild beasts because of her faith in Jesus. 

The production team is raising funds for this profound project, which brings the oldest manuscript by a Christian woman to life. 

This film is an answer to a prayer I prayed in 1991, while I was a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I auditioned for the North Shore Music Theatre and prepared a song from Les Misérables, playing Jean Valjean, Thenardier, Madame Thenardier and Cosette in the "Dance of Treachery." They only wanted 14 bars, and after I'd sung as Thenardier they wanted to hear more, but I told them I didn't have another song prepared... not thinking about the fact that I was ready to sing the entire song! So they had me sing scales with a pianist whose fingers were much faster than my vocal chords! LOL! My prayer that the audition piece open the door to a performance at the North Shore Music Theatre was not answered that day, but for The Diary of Perpetua I auditioned with that same piece. This time I sang the entire song for them. Not only did they cast me as [Spoiler alert! Highlight to read: the character with the greatest character arc], but now there's talk of a three-person Les Misérables

This project answers a deeper prayer I was praying in those days, too. It was while I was in seminary that the Lord got my attention when I was sick for about a week, possibly the longest illness I've ever endured. Flat on my back, I sensed that my ministry was not to be from behind a pulpit but from the stage, and later on from screens large and small. I remember praying earnestly that the Lord would raise up artists, particularly in New England, who would articulate the Truth of Scripture with excellence. I feel like this production company is flowing in the answer to that prayer. We'll be filming about nine miles south of where I prayed and six miles south of where I auditioned 30 years ago.

Click the arrow below to watch a video of the writer/producer's vision, or if you're receiving this in an email, visit www.RichDrama.com/TheDiaryOfPerpetua.



I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.