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/WashingtonsArmorPosted by Rich Swingle on Monday, May 10, 2021
I recorded this prayer a couple of weeks ago, so I could post it on the road (www.RichDrama.com/Schedule)...I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.
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...
You can also watch Joyce and I accept the Best Screenplay award on behalf of Greg Lammiman at the International Christian Film and Music Festival by clicking here. It starts at 1h, 47m, 49s.
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!
Here's my report immediately following yesterday's performances of The Revelation in the Marion Correctional Institution...
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www.RichDrama.com/TheRevelation Enacted Prayer: www.RichDrama.com/Workshops www.Blog.RichDrama.com/2017/11/have-blessed-thanksgiving.htmlPosted by Rich Swingle on Saturday, May 15, 2021
This was the newsletter that reported my visit:
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Trevor the Treasure Seeker explores more of the story of Moses.
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.
Posting this on the National Day of Prayer!
#prayoverbroadwaylivePosted by Rich Swingle on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The premiere of The Diary of Perpetua will be on April 10 at Gordon College, Wenham, MA. Click here for details.
Here's my original post: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.
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