Production FAQ’s

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?

A:  Email Delvyn for help.


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 followspots and control the house lights)
  • Sound technician for the mikes