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“The Crate Escape” Performance Photos

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on “The Crate Escape” Performance Photos

Here are some photos of a drama team performing one of my skits: in this case, “The Crate Escape.” I found it on the website of the Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, FL, and they did a good job of it! The predatory Mr. Hunter unveils his Mystery Box. Our curious young man tries out the promised thrills to be… Read more »

Skit Blog: Can Drama Be A Ministry? Part 2

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: Can Drama Be A Ministry? Part 2

(If you haven’t read Part 1 already, read the last post here first.) Part Two: Why Christian Drama is viewed with distrust by the Church. It is a historical irony that although the Church has been instrumental is promoting art as a whole to glorify God, no institution has been more resistant to new expressions of art for that purpose…. Read more »

Skit Blog: Can Drama Be A Ministry? Part 1

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: Can Drama Be A Ministry? Part 1

The Philosophical Difference Between Christian Drama and Secular Drama Part One: Why Christian Drama is viewed with distrust by the World. Christian drama which uses humor or comedy is not some new invention or derivation of a secular form of entertainment. It is an artistic creation that endeavours to bring out a Gospel truth using the medium of humor the same… Read more »

Skit Blog: Life Imitates Skit

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When I write my skits, I sometimes come up with far-out and funny ideas that make a point with hyperbole, and I don’t expect that one would ever see a similar situation take place. But I recently found this article online that proved me wrong! One of the most extreme was a skit about a person who hauls around a… Read more »

“A Midnight Dreary” Performance Pics

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on “A Midnight Dreary” Performance Pics

Rev. Van Buchanan submitted these photos of their performance of a “Let’s Skit Crazy!” script, titled “A Midnight Dreary” (read it here) at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morganton, North Carolina, during their recent Fall Festival. In the script, a man is spending a stormy night at home by himself. When he thinks that an escaped convict is lurking outside,… Read more »

Skit Blog: Generating Skit Ideas

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The Best Skit Ideas Can Come While At The Flea Market! Down in Savannah, Georgia, about an hour from where I live, there is a large place called “Keller’s Flea Market.” My wife and I go there sometimes, and once we find a parking space (a daunting task in itself), we split up and go our separate ways (temporarily), to meet… Read more »

Skit Blog: A Big “But”

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: A Big “But”

I get many emails each day telling me that my skits are being used, often with complimentary words about them. I appreciate that very much. However, something I have noticed over the past few years since the site has been up is the use of the word “but” in their comments. Here’s how it’s most used: “I love your skits!… Read more »

Skit Blog: Soundtrack Use Tips 1

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: Soundtrack Use Tips 1

The soundtracks, (or “Skit Trax” as I call them) that are a part of each script package are made to enhance your performance. Some are as simple as a musical open and close, functioning as bookends to bring you onstage and take you offstage in a professional manner. Others have more tracks, with background music for scenes and sound effects. Some… Read more »

Skit Blog: “Freeze, Turkey!”

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: “Freeze, Turkey!”

I think you know what I mean. We’ve probably all seen it done. You may have even done it. “The Big Freeze.” A skit has just been finished, and, as the script indicated, “The actors all FREEZE.” I get chills just thinking about it. The “freeze” is another pet peeve of mine. Excuse me… “freeze?” Why freeze? Was the skit… Read more »

Skit Blog: My Skit Ethics

sheeplaughs   February 7, 2018   Comments Off on Skit Blog: My Skit Ethics

Or, to coin a word, “Skitethics!” This site is intended to be a help to the drama directors and actors who want to impact lives for the Lord using their talents. In many people’s minds, the word “skit” brings to mind something that is not worth much; a short, quickly thrown-together bit of comedy fluff. (Most of this perception comes from… Read more »