FULL MOON OVER MAYNARDVILLE

FULL MOON OVER MAYNARDVILLE Unified Light I suppose I could find a way to brag about something, if I really wanted to. I could talk about winning “Best of the Best” at District Theatre Competition, or the straight superiors the judges gave me at State level. Perhaps,...

Surrender All and Don’t Let Go

A couple of years ago WordPlayers Playback had the opportunity to go to a refugee Thanksgiving event. This was a playback performance where the troupe finally felt that our team got to thrive in its purpose. We had the opportunity to build community where those who...

Summer Shenanigans and Surprising Stories

By Melody Watts This past summer The WordPlayers had an opportunity to share an afternoon with the children of Tracy’s Learning Center. Through the art of theatre these kids had the chance to laugh and learn what it means to be nice to others, respect all people, and...

The Magic in Faith and Doubt

By Ian Paul Messersmith The “Fantastic Comedy” entitled Magic, by G. K. Chesterton, is a masterful piece of literature in which each character is a clear representation of the societal issues surrounding faith and doubt. A young priest struggling with his beliefs. An...

The Power of Playback

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...

That play is so timely!

The WordPlayers has been touring a Black History play each February since 2007. These plays are about American History, really, and they are about freedom and justice for all. And every year we hear: “That play is so timely!” It’s kind of sad when we do a play about...