Wintershall is best known for its outstanding biblical drama productions, including The Life of Christ, The Nativity and The Passion of Jesus. Wintershall Education was created to accompanying these productions with a variety of resources and initiates that encourage and enable more people to use Biblical Drama to ‘experience the story’ of Christianity.
Actors visits in costume and perform scenes from ‘The Life of Christ’ as 15 minute drama. Actors also share their experiences of acting out the Gospels. Following up reflection powerpoints available for all performances. Read more about how our assemblies work here
Our character education sessions use bible drama to explore the Christian Values and encourage immersive and deep questioning about the teachings of Jesus.
This unit of work looks at how and why bible drama is such a powerful tool for communicating the gospels. Read and listen to the impact that Drama has on all those involved, including the producers, directors, backstage and production teams and even the audience!
Actor reflections on Biblical Drama
James Burke Dunsmore reflects on the powerful use of drama to explore scripture. Listen to further audio interviews by logging in here.
Drama gives you a brilliant opportunity to experience crossroads in real time, in real life and the audience is getting involved with those crossroads.
You will see Actors performing as characters who are in jeopardy. They have choices and dilemmas. No other art form offers this. Music doesn’t offer it. The written word doesn’t as it relies upon our imagination.
When we are in real time with actors and we see them acting out real actions, something has to follow. We see a character reach a crossroads and make a decision. When you see that you see Jesus teachings in a new light. You can see that he offered people crossroads at every step of the way and one took one route, the other took another.”
James Burke Dunsmore professional actor
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