Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outreach/Christian Drama

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Christian Drama
North American Division
Skill Level 2 Answer-Keys 06.jpg
Year of Introduction: 2006

1. Memorize and apply 1 Corinthians 10:31 to complete this honor.[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

a. Human Videos[edit | edit source]

Characterizing a song by acting it out with expression and movement.

b. Worship Skits/Drama Sketches[edit | edit source]

Usually only about 10 minutes long or less and have a specific message.

c. Pantomime[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Can be a monologue, duet or group reading using the voice to emphasize and show emotion.

e. Musical/Drama[edit | edit source]

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.[edit | edit source]

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. For example, say you had a play about the nativity it would explain to people Jesus' birth. When acting it out, people who have never heard of Jesus, could easily find out about how the wise men came to see Jesus in just a play.

4. Know the following rules for acting well[edit | edit source]

a. Never turn your back to the audience[edit | edit source]

b. Speak slow during a line and fast between the line (no dead space between characters speaking)[edit | edit source]

c. Enunciate and pronounce words clearly (unless it states differently in the stage directions)[edit | edit source]

d. No dairy products or sweets (chocolate, soda pop) before speaking lines or singing[edit | edit source]

e. Keep in character (don't laugh or smile unless stated in stage directions)[edit | edit source]

f. Stay in your space (unless stated to move in stage directions)[edit | edit source]

g. Do not block other characters from the audience[edit | edit source]

h. Use your hands and eyes to express emotion[edit | edit source]

i. There is no such thing as over acting[edit | edit source]

j. Nothing blocking your mouth (gum, etc. Unless otherwise directed)[edit | edit source]

5. Know and understand why the following rules for pantomiming are important. Practice these rules to a simple Bible story.[edit | edit source]

a. Pantomiming used as an outreach ministry should never be a guessing game. It should clearly state the theme.[edit | edit source]

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.[edit | edit source]

c. Your actions should always be simple and clear cut.[edit | edit source]

d. Every movement and expression should always be visible.[edit | edit source]

e. There should be a reason to every gesture or movement.[edit | edit source]

f. Only one gesture or movement should be made at a time.[edit | edit source]

g. Rehearse until you have created a clear-cut characterization.[edit | edit source]

6. Know the following acting terminology[edit | edit source]

a. Ad-lib[edit | edit source]

To make up stage business or conversation.

b. Backstage[edit | edit source]

The area behind the stage. This part of the stage is invisible to an audience.

c. Cross[edit | edit source]

The movement by an actor from one location to another onstage.

d. Cue[edit | edit source]

An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.

e. Downstage[edit | edit source]

The part of the stage toward the footlights.

f. Exit[edit | edit source]

To leave the stage.

g. Getting up in part[edit | edit source]

Memorizing lines.

h. Holding it[edit | edit source]

Keeping perfectly still.

i. Left and Right[edit | edit source]

Terms used to refer to the stage from the actors point of view when facing the audience.

j. Left Center and Right Center[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

The scenery for an act or scene.

l. Tempo[edit | edit source]

The speed with which speech and action move a play along.

m. Upstage[edit | edit source]

The area of the stage away from the footlights, toward the rear of the stage.

n. Upstaging[edit | edit source]

Improperly taking attention away from an actor who is the focus of interest.

7. From the categories listed in #2, plan and perform two (2) from the categories of Drama in a worship setting, church, or youth group.[edit | edit source]

8. As a group create one drama presentation and perform it.[edit | edit source]