The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


Blog tagged as China

"Rich is a highly skilled actor, with creative juices dripping all over the floor!"
--Julie Winslow
Hands of Hope, China
(Saw a performance in Hong Kong)
06.27.19 04:57 AM - Comment(s)
From Beijing '08

The lotus is a symbol of purity in the midst of an unclean world.
09.09.08 08:07 PM - Comment(s)
From Beijing '08

This is on the Olympic plaza, quite near the Birds Nest Stadium and the Aquatic centre.  My flag says "Chung Gwo Jiao!" It translates literally to "China, refuel!" but is used like, "Go China!"  The stadium shook with "Chung Gwo Jiao!...
09.09.08 06:34 PM - Comment(s)
From Beijing '08

I'm now in Hong Kong, and Joyce and Ava are safely back in New York. We had an AMAZING time.

We had our tickets ripped up just before we stepped onto the plane. Before we totally freaked out they printed new boarding passes, which put us in first class! Hurrah! That came in serious...
08.25.08 12:41 PM - Comment(s)
I was able to perform Beyond the Chariots twice in Shanghai, and during one performance there were 100 more people than we expected. As you can see from the photo, they ran out of chairs and kids sat in front of the first row. It greatly encouraged me in terms of possibilities for the Beijing Olympi...
02.17.07 05:35 PM - Comment(s)
This was a part of a workshop I did in Shanghai, teaching participants sociodrama and enacted prayer.
02.16.07 07:45 PM - Comment(s)
I'm posting from the fastest train on earth. In actual fact we're not touching the ground. Shanghai's Maglev, as its name suggests, levetates on powerful magnets.
01.14.07 07:49 PM - Comment(s)
On January 5 there was an article on Eric Liddell in China Daily. It
recaps his decision not to run on a Sunday and goes on to say, "What
fewer people know about Liddell is his connection with China." It
tells how he was born in Tianjin, was schooled in the UK, and then
returned to Ch...
01.12.07 02:01 AM - Comment(s)
That's what they say in China to get people smiling for a photo. It means eggplant, which makes me smile even in the US. These are students of a home school consortium from USA, Malaysia, Singapore, and England. They are the Shanghai Scholars.

They're celebrating Jessica's 15th birthday. This aft...
01.09.07 06:53 AM - Comment(s)
At one point Shanghai had a third of all the construction cranes in the world.
01.06.07 08:03 AM - Comment(s)
An architect we coached through Graceworks ( told me that there are more construction cranes in Beijing and Shanghai than in all of the US.
01.03.07 06:07 AM - Comment(s)
We just left Canada behind, and we're enroute to Beijing.
Okay, now we're directly over the North Pole, but the picture isn't as interesting: It's 5:45 in the afternoon in NYC, 6:45 in the morning in Beijing, and I don't know what time that makes it on the North Pole, but it's dark. No, wait! I s...
01.02.07 05:17 AM - Comment(s)