I have worked on a number of plays for Mennonite and Brethren historical organizations, including CrossRoads Heritage Center, the John Kline Homestead Foundation, and the Singers Glen Community Organization. These plays typically tell the stories of minority faith communities surviving in the face of adversity.

These shows include Under the Shadow of the Almighty (2014), Jordan’s Stormy Banks (2015), and the opera Singers Glen (2017).

Reflections on my work with historical groups

  • Jordan’s Stormy Banks

    Jordan’s Stormy Banks

    This spring, the Valley Mennonite Brethren CrossRoads Heritage Center (yes, that’s a mouthful) invited me to direct a production of Jordan’s Stormy Banks. I’d seen the play when my friend Heidi directed it three years ago, and it’s super interesting. It tells the story of Mennonite and Brethren (then called “Dunker”) pacifists during the Civil War.…