Welcome to the page for And the Word Became Flesh: Devotionals for Theater Artists, by Richard T. Young (Integratio Press, 2023), This book is a publication of Trinity House, a division of Integratio Press. Trinity House publishes works in the creative and performing arts. This book is available in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other major retailers and wholesalers.[Amazon Associates Link]
“Every theater artist who follows Jesus will want this book of stories and wisdom in his or her library, but bystanders of either theater or the Christian faith will also treasure getting this peek behind the scenes.”—Jeff Barker, Co-author of Performing the Plays of the Bible
“Young’s scriptural applications and prayers will graciously provoke intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group discussions. This is clearly a jewel of an offering for deepening our understanding of how faith informs art and artistic processes!”—Paul D. Patton, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Theater, Spring Arbor University
“Like Jesus himself, Richard does what the best theologians should do: he lets the stories of our specific human endeavors identify their own spiritual truths. He deftly mines theological insights from these lived moments, prompting second and third glances at both unique and everyday encounters in the theater.”—Barrett Hileman, Associate Professor of Theater, Ambrose University, Calgary, AB
“If you are a professional or part-time amateur in theater, you will find this book both helpful and precious. Read it. Meditate on the prayers and Scriptures given at the end of each devotional. Your life will be richer for it.”—Charlie Jones, Founder of Peculiar People Touring Theater Company and President of Joyful Community
Richard T. Young found theater in high school when he followed a cute girl into a drama club meeting (he fell in love, and not just with her). Richard earned his BA in Theater from California State University, Hayward, his MA in Theater from California State University, Fresno, and his MFA in Directing from Lindenwood University. Professor Young has taught theater at Greenville University, Blackburn College, and Bethel University in Indiana. He was a member of and director for Lamb’s Players Theater in California. He was co-founder and artistic director of the Summer Repertory Theater at Blackburn College. His plays have been published by I. E. Clark, Dramatic Publishing, and Eldridge Publishing. His play Bread for Their Mouths, Fire for Their Souls won the 2017 Searchlight Theater playwriting competition.