The last three Wednesday nights have been filled with workshops for DAVID with the amazing actors of the Emmanuel Theatre Co. here at the church. I’ve presented the first 30 minutes of the piece and gotten amazing feedback that is still shaping this one-man-musical. I’ve also been in the studio with a couple musicians laying down tracks to develop the sound of the various songs in the show.
All that to say that we are getting closer to being ready for the first preview performance a week from today on March 10th at the Philmore-on-Broadway for the all-for-One Productions fundraiser. As I go through this creative process, some decisions are calculated, some are prompted by feedback and some are based purely on instinct. However, each time I dig into this story I learn more about David and his God. Here are three thoughts…
- The spirit of God is powerful. It empowered David for most of his life. When it left Saul, he was consumed by fear, hate and dark moods that took control of him. The spirit of God, or the absence of him, is powerful.
- The psalms have incredible emotional depth. David cries out for help. He cries out in pain and suffering. He cries out for God to right wrongs. He also sings and dances to the point that some people think he is in danger of losing his reputation. Too many times, we are uncomfortable with dark or intense emotions. David, however, was not one of those people.
- David was a man of faith and trust. You might say that David was a man after God’s own heart! No matter the situation or emotion, David always comes back to a faith in this God he loves.
Lastly, here is the third song of the show…each one has a different musical flavor so this is just a taste. I create the individual loops using my voice and a Looping Station. Enjoy!