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NAT TURNER REIMAGINED

Patti Wray’s first encounter with the story of Nat Turner was in 1968. At the age of 16, she was attending a (white) Turner family reunion in South Hampton County — which she was only interested in joining because she was allowed to drive her grandmother’s new blue Chevy convertible. While there, she discovered a […]

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Building An Audience: Conversation Starters

Conversation is Food For the Soul Building an audience requires more than spectacular promotions or finding the right mix of plays for your season. In spite of the terror that the phrase “We need to talk” arouses in couples, people thrive on conversation, on the exchange of ideas, on communicating with each other. But where […]

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Dinner Theater Fundraiser of Fanny and Manny Tie The Knot Raised $52,000

          Theatre; Just Because dinner theatre presented in partnership with and in support of Waypoints, directed by Michelle Thorne. The fundraiser in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada was for the Waypoints charity local women’s shelter annual fundraising event. The play ” Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot”  was written by Leslie McBlair and […]

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B&Bs Take the Stage – A New Marketing Tool

The main difference between a bed and breakfast and a hotel is that the owners of a B&B see their patrons as guests, while hotels may see their patrons as customers. To increase their personal appeal, a few B&B’s have added interactive murder mystery plays to their repertoire to appeal to holiday makers. From A […]

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How Drama Classes Can Help With Mental Health

Taking part in drama groups can help with feelings of depression. Theatre provides an environment to engage with others on a one-on-one basis and can be a practical way to address serious issues that society is facing such as bullying, friendship, family relationships, peer pressure, etc. Drama groups can assist with feelings of hopelessness and sadness. […]

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5 Ideas for Church Drama

“To God be the glory” is what we often say and truly, all creations belong to Him. Drama has a way of embodying the stories in the Bible in the most creative of ways. We need to witness the Words of God in new ways so that we reaffirm our commitment to His teachings. There […]

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Poetry for the Elderly

Poetry for the Elderly discusses inspirational poems. Elderly residents of retirement facilities, care homes, nursing homes can draw meaningful responses.

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Monologues: A Natural for Scripts for Spectacular Streaming

Tips for Production One-man shows or monodramas are a natural for livestreaming and virtual theater. That doesn’t mean that you can sign onto Zoom or GoogleMeet and relax. Theatre directors and producers early on began to realize that virtual stages have their own demands for quality productions. Some months ago, the Virginia Stage Company began […]

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Community Theatre Thrives in Midwest with Alice in Wonderland

The Yellow Brick Road now apparently leads to Kansas. And the wizard can be found in Phillips County In the summer of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and an atmosphere of caution and hesitancy, Phillips County Theatre Arts presented a full performance of Alice! In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Robyn […]

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