By Michael Edgar Myers
A colleague of ours with Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is a music ministry educator in Ukraine. As the Russian attacks were imminent, our colleague sent a post to A.C.T. Intl artists in 47 countries encouraging us to begin infusing oft-sung Ukrainian songs of worship in our local congregational assemblies. Three of the selections are original compositions by musical worship leaders in Ukraine, perhaps not known Stateside. YouTube links and link to the full story can be provided.
The story of Esther is among the most widely known Scriptures that has spawned retelling and creative interpretations -- from holiday celebrations to "Veggie Tales."
Kingdom Impact Theater adds to the legacy of Ether's influence as the anchor example of "Artistic Women of Faith," the Women's History Month episode of "An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater," Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:17 PM.
Valentine’s Day, a day of romance, lasts 24 hours. But love is eternal.
Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries connects the romantic and eternal concepts in, “God So Loved…” the next episode of “An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater,” an online variety and talk show, Thursday, February 17 at 7:17 PM (Central).
“God So Loved…” is an of songs, poetry, dramatic readings, comedy, dating and marital advice featuring the KIT Ministries performing ensemble with special guests to connect the most notable Scripture address in the Bible and one of the world's most celebrated holidays.
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Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries is an ensemble of theater missionaries using performing arts to entertain, educate, equip and empower churches, school, businesses and community organizations. Based in Elk Grove Village, IL, KIT Ministries is a department of Artists In Christian Testimony Intl, a fully registered 501(c)(3) organization since 1973.
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By Michael Edgar Myers
A few summers ago, my theatrical agent called with a wonderful performance opportunity. A holiday season show. Christmastime. Six-to-nine weeks depending on rehearsals.
Actors hear two words at such a possibility. Especially during the holidays. "Ka-ching!"
Honestly, I was more excited about auditioning than getting the job. Auditions for me, for the professional stage, had been rare in recent years. Even though the role wasn't one I actually felt qualified for (if I was directing the show, would I have call ME to read?), being asked was exciting. I was new to the agency, trying to resurrect my career in a new season of life. Landing the job may earn me more opportunities and restore confidence.
It was good to be wanted. It was better to be hired. That's how I became associated with a holiday show we lovingly called, "Broadway on a Train."
by Michael Edgar Myers
We've made many discoveries about presenting theater during The Pandemic Era. Among the discoveries is the ability to "repurpose" -- that is, representing establish material in new medium.
Those who dwell in the house of social media forever are well-acquainted with the idea. It's why you have variations of a post in one medium designed anew for others, or multiple postings from a single source -- Facebook begats Instagram begats Twitter begats TikTok begats Pinterest begats...begats...begats...etcetera and....
For Kingdom Impact Theater, this repurposing has taken the form of revisiting stage scripts written a couple of decades ago, reading to see how the story and theology remains relevant over the years, then editing and presenting excerpts on "An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater," the new program we developed for online presentation during the pandemic.
What began as a holiday experiment during the 2020 Christmas season has grown into a monthly commitment -- on each third Thursday -- that has not only stretched us technically as performers, but also provided unexpected witnessing and live presentation opportunities as churches have resumed in-person worship.
The KIT 'n' Kaboodle Blog
The essays here are culled from our travels, conversations, worship experiences and discoveries.
Many are reprints from our newsletter, The KIT 'n' Kaboodle, or Facebook notes over time.
They're written by our ensemble, Garlan Garner, Michael Edgar Myers or Vikki J. Myers -- solo, or collectively.