What is Drama in Mission?

Actor Edwin Forrest suggested that a "passion for the dramatic art is inherent in the nature of man." But what is drama? We'll present a framework that you can use to notice and describe the dramatic elements in any community's artistic life. Then we'll show how you can integrate these elements into both short and long-term mission work.
Brian Schrag

(as of 2012)

Brian Schrag (PhD) serves as head of SIL International’s Ethnomusicology and Arts Group. He worked as an arts consultant in DR Congo and Cameroon, and founded the World Arts program at the Center for Excellence in World Arts. He is also part of a team that just published two astounding new books on using arts in mission (here’s the link), and wrote this article for Urbana: God Hearts Arts. Brian loves to make people laugh, sing, and imagine heaven.

Brian asked one of his whimsical creations—Schräg—to invite you to the seminar, “What is Drama in Mission?” Schräg responded with the three-minute video available at this link.

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