Drama for Real Life: 16 Scripts About the Choices That Shape Us

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 18, 2006 - Drama - 128 pages
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Emerging drama ministries face a daunting challenge: to give voice to the unvoiced anxieties and uncertainties of people coming of age in a complex world. These feelings and doubts are difficult to express in words, but they can be sketched out in the action and tension of drama.
  • Love and Marriage
  • Job and Vocation
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Morality and Ethics
  • Temptation and Desire
  • Life and Death
These are the challenges we face in the crossroads of our lives. You won't find answers in the sketches that portray them (leave that to the preachers), but you will find truth. An award-winning storyteller and accomplished author, Steven James presents sixteen scripts for use by drama ministries in church or on campus. Designed for ease of use, Drama for Real Life features
  • simple settings--easy to manage for beginning directors
  • no more than five actors per sketch--easy to cast
  • time frames less than ten minutes each--easy to fit within a worship setting
  • insights geared toward directors, writers and actors
With pastoral sensitivity and artful authenticity, Drama for Real Life shows us what truth looks like in the real world.

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User Review  - Aegis - Christianbook.com

Different approach to some topics. Kind of hard to follow some of them from a reading standpoint, may be better when performed. Probably more for a younger audience. Read full review

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The sixteen short scripts in this book, Drama For Real Life, by master storyteller Steven James are all under five minutes performing time. They are event skits meant to be paired with a sermon ... Read full review


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Steven James is an innovative storyteller and popular conference speaker, appearing weekly at conferences, churches, schools and other special events across the United States. He earned his master's degree in storytelling, and now also trains educators on creative communication techniques. During 2003, James earned Storytelling World Honor Awards for the story "Twinkle Little Star" and for the book The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children's Ministry. He is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 500 articles, scripts and stories that have appeared in more than 75 different anthologies and magazines. He has been published in Brio, Breakaway, Go, With, Insight, The Conqueror, Campus Life, Guideposts for Teens, YouthWalk, Zelos and others. He is currently a contributing editor for With: The Magazine for Radical Christian Youth.

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