Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outreach/Christian Drama
North American Division
|Skill Level 2|
|Year of Introduction: 2006|
The Christian Drama Honor is a component of the Witnessing Master Award .
1. Memorize and apply 1 Corinthians 10:31 to completing this honor. 
|1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJ)|
|Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.|
2. Describe each of the following categories of Drama: 
a. Human Videos 
Characterizing a song by acting it out with expression and movement.
b. Worship Skits/Drama Sketches 
Usually only about 10 minutes long or less and have a specific message.
c. Pantomime 
The art of telling a story without speech. Can be one person or a group. Can also be put to music as a Human Video.
d. Dramatic Reading/monologue, duet, or group 
Can be a monologue, duet or group reading using the voice to emphasize and show emotion.
e. Musical/Drama 
Usually longer than a skit. Could have different acts or scenes. Songs are added to go with the theme.
3. Describe how each of these areas of Drama can be used to reach people for God. 
They can be used in Youth Rallies, Worships, and Youth Groups. Also, for going out to other churches, schools and youth groups as an outreach.
4. Know the following rules for acting: 
a. Never turn your back to the audience 
b. Speak slow during a line and fast between the line (no dead space between characters speaking) 
c. Enunciate and pronounce words clearly (unless it states differently in the stage directions) 
d. No dairy products or sweets (chocolate, soda pop) before speaking lines or singing 
e. Keep in character (don't laugh or smile unless stated in stage directions) 
f. Stay in your space (unless stated to move in stage directions) 
g. Do not block other characters from the audience 
h. Use your hands and eyes 
i. There is no such thing as over acting 
j. Nothing blocking your mouth (gum, etc. Unless otherwise directed) 
5. Know and understand why the following rules for pantomiming are important. Practice these rules to a simple Bible story. 
a. Pantomiming used as an outreach ministry should never be a guessing game. It should clearly state the theme. 
b. It is important to remember that in dramatic work, the thought comes first. Let your eyes respond first, then the rest of your face and head, and finally, the rest of your body. This is called motivated sequence. 
c. Your actions should always be simple and clear cut. 
d. Every movement and expression should always be visible. 
e. There should be a reason to every gesture or movement. 
f. Only one gesture or movement should be made at a time. 
g. Rehearse until you have created a clear-cut characterization. 
6. Know the following acting terminology: 
a. Ad-lib 
To make up stage business or conversation.
b. Backstage 
The area behind the part of the stage visible to a audience.
c. Cross 
The movement by an actor from one location to another onstage.
d. Cue 
An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
e. Downstage 
The part of the stage toward the footlights.
f. Exit 
To leave the stage.
g. Getting up in part 
h. Holding it 
Keeping perfectly still.
i. Left and Right 
Terms used to refer to the stage from the actors point of view when facing the audience.
j. Left Center and Right Center 
The portion of the stage just to the left or right (from the actor's point of view) of the center of the stage.
k. Set 
The scenery for an act or scene.
l. Tempo 
The speed with which speech and action move a play along.
m. Upstage 
The area of the stage away from the footlights, toward the rear of the stage.
n. Upstaging 
Improperly taking attention away from an actor who is the focus of interest.