Category: Quotations

“The Old Schoolhouse” Review of Kittywham Productions

A big thank you to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and particularly to reviewer Susan Reed! Susan is a homeschooling mom and co-op leader who used our scripts Narrow Escape and Really Remarkable Romance with her daughters and students, and she reviewed us for The Old Schoolhouse’s database of resources for homeschoolers. She writes, “My family used […]

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This Year, “Make Perfect Your Will”

Writer and teacher Jonathan Rogers shared a perceptive, persuasive short post on his blog at the close of 2018, encouraging his readers to approach the new year with a new mindset—one that prioritizes “process” over “results.” Though his post was chiefly aimed at writers, I think his insight applies to us all. I recommend his […]

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Free Excerpt from Dramatic Dialogue “One Man’s Treasure”

Of all our skits and short plays, I think I’d say our Dramatic Dialogue One Man’s Treasure is my favorite, if I had to pick. I love pulling stories from the pages of Scripture and imagining them on a stage, and One Man’s Treasure does just that. Inspired by one of Christ’s shortest parables (a single verse!) in Matthew […]

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“The Purpose of Playing”: Hamlet on Mirrors and Sawing the Air

Lately I’ve been rereading Hamlet and freshly remembering the play’s challenges, questions, and lessons. It’s Shakespeare’s longest drama and probably his most famous, understandably. I studied Hamlet my senior year of high school and in four different classes during my time at Hillsdale College—and the play never gets old. I guess that makes this my fifth reread, […]

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G. K. Chesterton on Art

“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” G. K. Chesterton, The Collected Works  

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Anne Lamott on The Truth About First Drafts

From Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott: “People tend to look at successful writers…and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; […]

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Madeleine L’Engle on the Servant Artist

From Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art, by Madeleine L’Engle: “Obedience is an unpopular word nowadays, but the artist must be obedient to the work, whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child. I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great […]

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The Road Goes Ever On…

Anyone else feel surprised by summer this year? by it being May 1st all of the sudden? I’m nearly beside myself with joy to see leafy green everywhere and clean-slate skies. I always think of that e. e. cummings poem at this time of year: “I thank You God for most this amazing day:for the […]

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A Chat with a Stage Manager

Andrew, age 23, acted as the stage manager for a production of Rejected: The Inside Story, and he’s been so kind as to share some thoughts about his experience. I hope you enjoy this “backstage” perspective  that  Andrew  offers! What were your main responsibilities as stage manager, and how did you go about them? My […]

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Ask the Actor: Ana Owens

Fifteen-year-old Ana Owens performed in a production of my play Narrow Escape last summer. She played the role of Kendall, a rather ditzy, oblivious prisoner who refuses to follow the Guide to freedom unless she can take with her the chain that binds her. Ana enjoyed her experience with the drama, and she was kind […]

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