Monday, February 16, 2009

News in Christian Arts; The Haven; WorshipInstitute; Tangle; Mac McConnell

The Haven, a fellowships for artists in New York City, offers two programs:
Of Life and Death 7 to 9 pm today, free at Calvary Episcopal Church, 61 Gramercy Park North at Park Avenue.

The Haven community welcomes curator John Knauss and music by Zach Williams. It's a new season of fellowship, accountability, worship, prayer, and creative collaboration. Click here for more details.

Concert 7:30pm Feb. 24, 2009. Charge at the door, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson. Harpist Bridget Kibbey and cellist Emily Hope Price share an evening of folk and contemporary music.

WorshipInstitute Offers Two Institutes
Northeast Worship Institute April 23-25 Philadelphia area
Pastors David Farina Sr and David Farina Jr will host joined by Steve Fry, Bob Sorge, Morris Chapman, Jose Dugand and the WorshipInstitute leadership team.

For more information on this event, click here.

Unveiled Worship Institute July 8–10, Dallas

Pastor Lawrence Kennedy and Worship Pastor Brian Ming will convene the institute at North Church in Dallas. Fry will be co-hosting the institute with Ming, Bob Sorge, Jason Upton, Rita Springer, Lindell Cooley and David Baroni.

God Tube, the Christian alternative to YouTube has changed its name. Check it out at

Bible Actor Mac McConnell will present his Christian drama, "Forever Changed" followed by a book signing of his historical novel by the same name 1:30pm March 6 at Covenant Village, 9211 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Find out more about Mac's ministry by scrolling down on the right of this page and clicking on the OneWay link.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light ( and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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