The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


Have a Blessed Advent!
This is our annual Christmas eCard and Year in Review, including Joyce's message for the First Sunday of Advent.
12.05.23 10:03 PM - Comment(s)
A Few Highlights of the Year

I'm preparing our Year in Review, and I realized there are some pretty major events I hadn't given praise for yet:

Sharing a monologue as Rees Howells, one of our heroes, at the IFA celebration was one of the highlights of the year. The day before Richard Blackaby mentioned how Evan Roberts...

12.04.23 10:19 PM - Comment(s)
Thriving as Exiles

I'm sorry I missed it on the day, but we were just delighted to see photos!

Joyce wrote an article about it for Intercessors for America:

Lord, thank You for the hope of Your covenant promises. Thank You for hearing our prayers for New York City and that nothing is too hard for You.

The Lord blessed Ne...

11.28.23 01:37 PM - Comment(s)
Pray now

Right now in Paris, our friend is networking at an Evangelical expo. Pray for the right venue and connections for my one-man play Beyond the Chariots there next summer during the Olympics:

11.28.23 11:07 AM - Comment(s)
A Prophet's Life:

Joyce  continues Westchester Chapel's series "A Prophet’s Life: Lessons Learned From Those Called to Communicate God’s Truth” with a message from Isaiah 8:9-9:1, focusing on the difference between the godly and the ungodly. She makes a call to choose the godly path, fearing ...

11.20.23 01:17 PM - Comment(s)
Eight Articles in Ten Days!

Because the staff at Intercessors for America was focused on preparing for, executing, and recovering from the 50th Anniversary Celebration, our editor-in-chief, Judy McDonough asked for us to remind her of articles we've written in the past that could be reposted without much change. Joyce has writ...

11.14.23 08:57 PM - Comment(s)
Shining Light in Darkness
Joyce and I were both on Headline Prayer Live today covering the latest articles on, including three we wrote.
10.31.23 04:02 PM - Comment(s)
Pray for Israel
Joyce turned her article in on Thursday, before the horrific war on Israel began. Today's Headline Prayer Live was completely focused on prayer for Israel, but Joyce shared an overview of her article in light of how we must be praying from pure hearts. Here's Joyce's article...
10.10.23 02:11 PM - Comment(s)
Help us launch Songs of Revival!
We just had a wonderful rehearsal for Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself! Things are really clicking, and we can't wait to see how the Lord uses it this weekend in Howells (near Middletown) and Poughkeepsie, NY! At the end of our rehearsal Eric Metaxas showed up...
09.21.23 04:09 PM - Comment(s)
Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself
We're bringing our new "singing play," Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself to Howells (near Middletown) and Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 23 and 24. It tells the stories of the Welsh and Asbury Revivals from the perspective of young people...
09.17.23 02:49 AM - Comment(s)
"It's Not 'Just a Movie': The Power of Media to Shape Culture"
Plus: "It's Not 'Just a Movie': The Power of Media to Shape Culture" Today Joyce and I had articles that led the list of Intercessors for America’s The Informer. Here’s Joyce’s: Lord, conform us into the image of Jesus. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit, that we might overcome...
09.12.23 11:08 PM - Comment(s)
Where We Were on 9/11?
Patti Souder and Jana Carman wrote People Like Us: Eden and Beyond in 1997, and I got to see a production of it at The Lamb's Little Theatre. Patti and I got to know each other on a group drive between NYC to Toronto where I performed I Dreamed I Was Free at a Christians in Theatre Arts conference.
09.10.23 11:24 PM - Comment(s)
Mission Accomplished!
This morning IFA posted my third article about the Command the Foreword initiative: Lord, thank You for inspiring and empowering your people to anoint every state border before our deadline.
09.02.23 05:17 PM - Comment(s)
Final Days of Commanding the Foreword
This article ran on on August 26... Lord, thank You for the many ways your people are commanding the foreword from coast to coast, declaring our founding documents to You Who inspired them! Help us finish the task! Hear our prayers for protection, healing, and revival!
08.31.23 11:10 AM - Comment(s)
A Prophet's Life
Joyce continues Westchester Chapel's series on "A Prophet’s Life: Lessons Learned From Those Called to Communicate God’s Truth” with a message from 1 Kings 18:41-46. She also refers to James 5:13-18.
08.27.23 04:16 PM - Comment(s)
Painting Our Borders
After Intercessors for America ran my piece about praying over our borders, “Circumnavigating Manhattan with Prayer," I reached out to Pam in Georgia, who I quoted in the article. She's been tracking the prayer in all fifty states. After the article posted I reached out to her to let ...
08.21.23 03:08 PM - Comment(s)
Painting our States
My article "Circumnavigating Manhattan with Prayer" posted yesterday on, and it includes highlights from our 32 miles of cycling around Manhattan.
08.20.23 03:21 PM - Comment(s)
Healing from Sex Trafficking Can Happen
Last Tuesday Joyce and I were both on Intercessors for America's program Headline Prayer Live covering our articles and others. Joyce wrote about whistleblowers, and I wrote about the film Don't Say My Name.
08.17.23 04:23 PM - Comment(s)
Our Film Acting Résumés
Together, Rich and Joyce have performed in over 50 film projects. If you're interested in casting them in a film click through for more information.
07.24.23 08:58 PM - Comment(s)
Eternal Shalom
This sermon on Revelation 21:22-27 was for Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene on June 25. I include my performance of that passage from my one-man play The Revelation.
07.23.23 03:24 PM - Comment(s)