Production Issues


  • Easy to squeeze into a busy service.
  • One theme for the pastor or the holiday.
  • Small casts — usually only 2 or 3 actors.
  • Limited rehearsals to one blocking rehearsal and one dress rehearsal.
  • Simple staging and technical needs.



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 morning (with the technical staff)


Q:  Will we need microphones?

A:  If you use microphones in your sanctuary, the actors should be miked.


Q:  Are follow spots necessary?

A:  Follow spots 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?

A:  Contact Delvyn for help using the contact form.


Q:  How do we start a Drama program?

A:  You need:

  • 10 people interested in acting
  • A director
  • Availability of plays for production
  • Costumes
  • Make-up
  • Lighting technician (for the follow spots and control the house lights)
  • Sound technician for the mikes

Looking for more answers to your production questions? Check out our blog posts on production advice.
Please contact Delvyn using our form for large scale production questions and production assistance opportunities.