Can you squeeze 5 minutes into your busy Sunday service?
You get a short play with one theme relating to your pastor’s message and/or amplifying special times of the year or holidays
- A play with a small cast (usually 2 or 3 characters)
- A play requiring limited rehearsals (a mid-week rehearsal and a Saturday dress rehearsal)
- A play with minimal staging
- A play with simple technical support –2 or 3 mikes and a followspot (if available)
Why produce 10 minute plays about international human rights and women’s rights?
- To present pressing and complex issues of people around the world
- To recognize the universal desires and dreams of people around the world
Q: Why a 5 minute play for a church service?
A: Unlike a 10 minute play, one key theme can be presented in 5 minutes with little impact on the duration of the service.
Q: How large a cast do we need for 5 minute plays?
A: Usually only 2 or 3 actors
Q: How many rehearsals are required for 5 minute plays?
A. Usually a 2 hour mid-week rehearsal with a 2 hour dress rehearsal on Saturday morningn(with the technical staff)
Q: Will we need microphones?
A: If you use microphones in your sanctuary, the actors should be miked.
Q: Are followspots necessary?
A: Followspots are useful because they highlight and focus the attention of the audience.
Q: Is make-up necessary?
A: Actors need make-up because lighting will wash out their faces
(Make-up is essential if close-ups with a video camera)
Q: Is Delvyn available to answer specific questions regarding production issues?
Q: How do we start a Drama program?
A: You need:
- 10 people interested in acting
- A director
- Availability of plays for production
- Lighting technician (for the followspots and control the house lights)
- Sound technician for the mikes