|Rich performing Journey to the|
Garden in Amman, Jordan.
Running time: 15-60 minutes.
The Fall is a one-act, one-person play based on scenes from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in which a released convict steals from a Bishop and is pardoned. This piece was featured on the main stage of Seminar in the Rockies, where Rich opened for Margaret Becker, Bob Carlisle, and Fernando Ortega, among others. Rich adapted it as an audio drama and performed all voices except The Bishop (Broadway’s George Merritt) and Jean Valjean (Rob Evan who played Jean Valjean on Broadway) for Stage Shadows. Running time: 30 minutes.
Mkulunqanda: The Great Beginner shows Harmon Schmelzenbach, the first Nazarene missionary in Swaziland as he makes inroads into a land where the queen vowed that no missionaries would live. 10.5 minutes.
Hudson Taylor Invests in China reveals the strategies the founder of the China Inland Mission (now Overseas Missionary Fellowship International) had in his days as a student. 6.5 minutes.
|Rich performed a simpler|
version of "The Lamb of
God" in the Jordan River
near where it is believed
that John the Baptist
La Gente Que Jesús Conoció means “the people that Jesus knew.” This piece tells the Passion of Jesus through the eyes of those who’s lives were impacted by Him. Rich wrote this piece in Spanish for the children of Compassion in Bolivia, when he went on an artists’ visit there in 2000. The piece can be performed in English or Spanish, but Rich recommends Spanish with translation helps from Compassion children from Honduras that he met on his last artists’ trip to Guatemala. He's also performed the piece in Honduras and Cuba. Running time: 7 minutes
Loyalty is a dramatic exploration of the letter to Pergamum in Revelation. It brings to life the tension of living in a culture that is not friendly to those loyal to Jesus. Running time: 25 minutes.
|Rich performs "The Prophet|
of Fear" atop Mt. Carmel,
The Legend of Billy Branch is a comic look at the parable of the Vine and the branches. Running time: 7 minutes.
Five Poems of George Herbert were performed by Rich at the Kennedy Center between microtonal pieces Patrick Kavanaugh composed based on the poems. Linn Maxwell was the featured soloist. Running time: 8 minutes
The Move tells the story of Abram’s call to leave his hometown and move to...New York City. The piece was published in Handbook for Multi-Sensory Worship--Book and CD-ROM. Running time: 7 minutes.
Jonah, though the central piece of Big Fish Little Worm, can be used on its own. Because of the water theme of the piece, it has been performed on shores. Once, Rich performed the piece on Lake Michigan. When Jonah pointed to Ninevah, he was pointing to Chicago! Running time: 20 minutes.
|Performing "Sheepish" at the|
Hollywood Divine International
The Potter, part of Big Fish Little Worm, tells how God molded Jeremiah, the “Weeping Prophet.” Running time: 7 minutes.
Lazarus, by Sean Gaffney (Rich has written the others), is a part of Big Fish Little Worm. It is a comedic piece detailing the events of Lazarus, as he awakes to his own stench. Running time: 7 minutes.
The Covenant Keeper is a part of Views of the Manger, but it can work all year ‘round on its own. It tells how Abram has to make a vow. If he fails to keep his end of the covenant his body will be cut up...or will it? Running time: 10 minutes.
The New King is a part of Views of the Manger. The three wise men have arrived to pay homage to the new king, but the old king, Herod, isn’t too thrilled. Running time: 8 minutes.
|Peter restored on the shore of|
The Sea of Galilee
--Mark Den Bleyker
Producer of the Hollywood Divine International Christian Film Festival
San Antonio, TX