Drama for Real Life: 16 Scripts About the Choices That Shape Us  -     By: Steven James
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Drama for Real Life: 16 Scripts About the Choices That Shape Us

Inter-Varsity Press / 2006 / Paperback

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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. Includes sketches on: love and marriage, job and vocation, faith and doubt, morality and ethics, temptation and desire, and life and death. An award-winning storyteller and accomplished author, Steven James presents sixteen scripts for use by drama ministries in church or on campus. Disigned for ease of us, 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

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    Format: Paperback
    Number of Pages: 120
    Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
    Publication Date: 2006
    Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
    ISBN: 0830833412
    ISBN-13: 9780830833412
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    Publisher's Description

    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.

    Author Bio

    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 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 and others. He is currently a contributing editor for

    Editorial Reviews

    "It was a refreshing pleasure reading the scripts written by Steven James: refreshing to see a 'real life in real words' approach in the scripts, and a pleasure to see the author break out of the normal predictability in Christian drama scripts."
    "I've always known Steven James to be a brilliant storyteller who has a deft touch at bringing Bible truths to life through his writing. This collection, however, also shows that he has a clear comprehension of the stage and the power of drama to bring transformation by making an emotional connection with his audience through his writing. His scripts are insightful, thought-provoking and relevant."
    " Drama for Real Life is a welcome addition to my list of recommended resources for church drama ministry! Steven James's writing is creative and original. He is one writer who understands how to best use drama in the context of worship. I especially appreciated the extra effort he has put into making the dramas 'user friendly.' I look forward to more from this talented writer!"

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      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.
    2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
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      Amanda Lopez
      I really like this book. The sketches are fun and real. I know God is going to touch the life of many youths when we put up our first drama at church.
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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, worship service, or other program. They require few if any props and each skit comes with tips for actors, simple stage directions which can be altered to fit the stage, and available space and audio-technical suggestions. I recommend this book to leaders of youth drama teams who want to involve more young people in an authentic worship experience. The scripts are relevant and insightful, creative, and do not fit the predictable, tired, overdone mold of much church drama. - Elece Hollis, Christian Book Previews.com
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    Author/Artist Review

    Author: Steven James
    Located in: Johnson City, TN
    Submitted: December 09, 2005

        Tell us a little about yourself.  I have a Master's Degree in Storytelling and perform around the country. The dramas in this book have grown out of my love for story and connecting people with the tale God is telling our planet.

        What was your motivation behind this project?  I had a number of dramas I had worked on over the years and this was a good chance to bring all of those ideas together in one place.

        What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  Churches will find dramas that are honest, gritty, and image-rich to reach out to the emerging, postmodern world.

        Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Well, I've enjoyed the work of many dramatists and performers over the years. The scripts in this book were influenced as much by our changing culture as any other author or artist.

        Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  Most of the scripts in this collection only require 2-4 actors so they're easy to cast and direct.

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