Torch, Spring 1997

It is vital to understand that dram.a is first and foremost an art form. It is a communication tool through which humanity for 5,000 years has sought to better understand the world by probing cultural truths and questioning eternal forces. Drama also is a tool by which men and women have sought to explore, come to grips with, and deepen their awareness of God, each other, and eternity. Murray Watts in Christianity and the Theatre states, "All art forms , whether we are considering music, painting, drama, or any of the multitude of gifts that He has given, are part of God's creation. They are not doomed by being allied to earth; they are good because they spring directly from the Creator 's own image in man."