Readers’ Theater In The Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Readers' theater is a form of drama well-suited to the church. It attempts to present a text rather than to represent or portray an event. It minimizes the staging that may be difficult in some worship spaces. This article describes both the history of readers' theater and gives suggestions for its use in the church.

Readers' theater is a dramatic hybrid which combines the oral interpretation of literature with the theatricality of performance art. Readers' theater has been a viable...


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