Theater at Rosedale
If you are looking for something to be brave about, consider fine arts. — Robert Frost
Are you dramatically inclined? RBC offers several options for those who enjoy acting or working behind the scenes in a theatrical production by presenting an in-house production every year.
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. — Peter Brook.
Christa Wolf teaches Introduction to the Dramatic Arts and Directing for the Stage and directs campus productions of plays and musicals, including The Miracle Worker, The Magician’s Nephew, Over the River and Through the Woods, The Imaginary Invalid, Pygmalion, The Case of the Frozen Saints, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof and this year’s drama, You Can’t Take It With You.
Christa believes that “drama is an effective tool in evangelism,” and describes her approach this way: “As I interact with the students at RBC, I use my training in fine arts to help them find ways to creatively and dramatically convey spiritual truths that can lead others to Christ.”
We live in what is, but we find a thousand ways not to face it. Great theatre strengthens our faculty to face it. — Thornton Wilder
Christa likes using drama to reach those who are outside the church: “People are often more responsive to ideas that they think they’ve come up with on their own. Drama enables us to show them a picture of truth and let them figure out the meaning for themselves.”
The real object of the drama is the exhibition of the human character. — Thomas Babington Macaulay
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. — Sir Francis Bacon