Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Visit Jordan, Israel with CITA

An informational webinar about the upcoming Christians in Theatre arts (CITA) tour to Jordan and israel will be held Thursday at 9 pm Eastern. To attend, visit http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=15762378.

The tour is planned for May 16-25, 2011 (10 days/9 nights. The cost is $1,690 per person, including ground transportation in Jordan and Israel, some meals, accommodations, and entry fees to all sightseeing and performance arrangements. The fee does not include air fare. For more details visit www.HarmonyInternational.com/activetour-Jordan-CITA.htm.

Trip highlights:

Work side-by-side with Jordanian students who share your passion for drama in an effort to share(teaching drama workshops, partnering with local churches, and helping to organize the drama facilities of the Amman Baptist Schools)


Performances (teaching performances in and around Amman, Jordan; possible combined teaching performances with Jordanian students; possible ministry with students from Bethlehem Baptist College)


Planned: Baptismal site of Christ, Mount Nebo, the western wailing Wall, communion at the Garden Tomb.


Click http://cita.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/HolyLandPoster.pdf to download a poster, and put it up at your church and school.

The tour leaders are Rich Swingle and Kim Messer. Swingle has performed and taught on five continents and 21 nations, including two previous trips to Israel. Messer worked as a product line manager for Lillenas Publishing Company for nine years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer.

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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 (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

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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