Terry Weber

Terry Weber


Arts and Healing – Part 2

Featured | on September, 13, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

By Terry Weber The WordPlayers’ Playback Troupe held an event the other night. It was September 11, 2017, sixteen years after that fateful 9/11 in 2001. It was an opportunity to share stories. It was a time of actively remembering, so as to never forget. It was, at least for some of those present, a […]

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“Give me a task to do”

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 10, 2017 | by | 1 Comments

By Terry Weber In LITTLE WOMEN, the musical, “Give me a task to do” is spoken on several occasions by the character of Jo March. It is a signature mantra for this young woman full of energy, optimism, and talent. When there is much to be done, Jo volunteers for something specific as her responsibility, […]

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The Power of Playback

Featured, Touring Wing | on May, 25, 2017 | by | 2 Comments

By Terry Weber Many of you know that for the last couple of years, The WordPlayers has been training and performing in Playback Theatre. Playback is an improvisational form designed to build empathy and to draw people together by basing its material on stories from individuals present in the room. Collective stories are embodied in […]

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Junie B. for Christmas 2016!

Featured, MainStage Wing | on November, 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Okay, here’s the deal. Junie B. isn’t the perfect child. She is strong-willed, sometimes rude, sometimes combative, and sometimes outrageous. She is almost more than Mr. Scary (her teacher) and her family members can handle. But she is also bright, creative, witty, and full of life-affirming energy. Plus, she and her friends in Mr. Scary’s […]

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Reflections on BIG RIVER

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

We praise God for his unmerited favor in blessing our recent production of BIG RIVER. Below are some reflections on the experience by those who were a part of it in one way or another. “For me, the gift of being in this show behind my son was once-in-a-lifetime and absolutely priceless.” “BIG RIVER has […]

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Big Musicals Build Community

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 12, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Auditions are announced! Scores of talented people show up! Some are previously known by the creative team in charge of casting; some are fresh, new faces. Difficult decisions are made. The musical is cast! Actors join the team of directors, designers, crew, and musicians. A company is born. A “meet-n-greet” party occurs where old acquaintances […]

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Hey, WordPlayers! Why BIG RIVER?

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 06, 2016 | by | 1 Comments

By Terry Weber “How come The WordPlayers is producing BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN? Aren’t you guys a company of Christian theatre artists? Don’t you do plays that are culturally-relevant? Don’t you look at them from a faith-based perspective?” Well … there’s the part where Huck chafes against legalism… HUCK: It got pretty […]

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More Faithful Than Intended

Featured, Touring Wing | on June, 07, 2016 | by | 1 Comments

Any list of the best American plays of the 20th Century is bound to include THE GLASS MENAGERIE, by Tennessee Williams. Since its Broadway premiere in 1945, it has been produced countless times by theatres at every level: professional, community, and educational. There are many reasons to love the play and for theatres to want […]

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Romance of the River

Featured, MainStage Wing | on May, 31, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

“The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book–a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once […]

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A Note from the Director

Featured, MainStage Wing | on December, 01, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

By 2009, according to New Yorker magazine, Little House in the Big Woods, the first in the series of seven books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, had sold over 60 million copies in 33 languages. In the ensuing five years, the books’ popularity continues unabated. Again, according to New Yorker, there are seven historical sites and […]

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