What happens when a creative community commits to tackling the enormous challenge of biblical illiteracy in a society? Blue Gospel Scripts.
Writers, musicians, spoken-word artists, graphic designers, videographers, theologians, dancers, producers, and others are collaborating to soulfully stage the entirety of the Bible in 30 - 40 episodes. During a 4-year development process, scripts and songs are being specially crafted by award-winning lyricist, Dave LeMieux. 2017 is beta-testing season. 2018 will ramp-up closer to the real thing.
Are these events like Broadway plays?
No. No one is in costume. However, each episode does feature memorized monologues, special songs / musical elements, supportive media and subtle technical production.
Is this a church?
For some, perhaps. Though there's no sermon or childcare.
How often will the events happen?
During the 2017 beta-testing season, we have an event scheduled once per quarter. Each event features a different script, i.e.: Genesis/Exodus, The Book of Job, The Book of Esther, etc. During the 2018 ramp-up, frequency may increase to monthly - again, featuring different scripts. Eventually (2019 or 2020) the events would happen as often as every week - or several times per week. The vision is for the entirety of the Bible to be soulfully staged each year - every year. That's 30 - 40 unique scripts performed within the span of a year. Each unique script could be performed more than once in a week, i.e.: Wednesday at a south venue, Thursday at a central venue, Friday at a north venue, etc.
Will there ever be videos of these events available?
Yes. We'll phase these in over time, starting with The Book of Esther on December 3rd, 2017, with the goal of having video-versions of each script available for mass consumption by 2020. Some of that footage is now available in our introductory video:
How can I support this ongoing project?
Spread the word. Come out for a live event. Make a financial contribution toward the production budget. Say a prayer on behalf of the Blue Gospel Scripts team - that their work would make a powerful impact on society.
Upcoming live event: The Book of DANIEL
The Book of Daniel records the events of the Babylonian captivity in 560-536 B.C. to which Daniel was a servant. It also describes the apocalyptic visions given by God, and reveals the events and plans for everyone’s future. Key personalities of this book include Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Belshazzar, and Darius.