The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

John Fornof

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We're so blessed every time we hear how revival continues to spark around the world! Our prayers are being answered! Let's continue to press in! 

Here are a few examples:

Revival Goes Nationwide, Hits Theaters After 'Jesus Revolution' Film as Well as ORU, Portland, Ohio State
The move of G...
03.03.23 02:31 PM - Comment(s)
I played two roles in Jonathan ParkSeries 18, The One True God:

Jacob Ben Dod on Disk 2, Track 2, starting at 5:15
Bapary Babu on Disk 4, Track 2, starting at 12:00

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat ...
07.24.22 11:26 PM - Comment(s)

Also, this year our church will be performing it as a readers theatre piece on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.: 

Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene
at The Sonesta Hotel
 66 Hale Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
(A $9 cab ride from the White Plains Metro North Station)

Here's how I first got...
12.23.20 11:38 PM - Comment(s)
I had a blast playing two cab drivers, Bobby and Alfred in Jonathan Park, Series 15.  The heros, including one played by Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp alumna, Rachel Marley, jumped in Bobby's cab. They realized they were being pursued, so they jumped out and into Alfred's c...
11.24.20 02:14 AM - Comment(s)

I was overjoyed to be work on The Adventum, Volume 3, under the direction of my friend and colleague John Fornof. I had a blast working on The Adventum 1 in San Diego, but they had planned to record this one remotely before the COVID-19 lockdown.

It's now available.

Here are the voices I performe...
11.24.20 01:31 AM - Comment(s)
We put together a dramatic reading of the story of Christ's Passion taken from all four Gospels. It is illustrated with works of classic artists over a music bed by John Fornof. This was conceived and performed live for the Good Friday service at Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene, April 10,...
04.11.20 10:28 PM - Comment(s)
When I was performing in Escape from the Eagle's Nest and The Giant Killer for Lamplighter Theatre, I did an interview with Becky Bailey. She recently shared the interview with her Theatre Catalyst Group at Regent University.

Click the image below of either the short clip or the unedited interview...
02.21.19 11:12 PM - Comment(s)
I got to perform in San Diego in a new audio drama that brings Scripture to life with a focus on God's plan of redemption. It's from the makers of the  Jonathan Park Audio Adventures!

It's so well conceived and written! I was thrilled to be a part of it, and I was performing with some serio...
11.01.18 01:19 AM - Comment(s)
I've been praying for years that I could teach there, and recently that prayer was answered, and it was much more fulfilling than I'd imagined! Isn't that always the way with the Lord?

I guided almost forty students as they created four separate sketches through sociodrama.

After our final rehea...
08.16.18 03:39 PM - Comment(s)
Crystal Van Artsdalen, Rebekah Stought,
Rachel Marley and Morgan Fairbanks
have been my students at MasterWorks
 and The Rocky Mountain Christian
Filmmakers Camp
I played several roles and served as Afghan accent coach in the audio dramas Escape from the Eagle's Nest and The Giant Killer fo...
06.03.17 06:19 PM - Comment(s)
We got to connect with  Ivy Schexnayder and her mom,  Barbara Novak Schexnayder, when they came to NYC recently to screen Ivy's short film Essence: Exploring the Horse-Human Relationship at the Equus Film Festival.
The film is narrated by  Rebekah Stought, who was a student a...
11.26.16 09:02 PM - Comment(s)
I was thrilled to present the awards for Best Animated film at The Christian Worldview Film Festival, with another animated friend, John Fornof, who introduced my performance of Beyond the Chariots the night before:
John directed me in The Dragon and th...
03.28.16 11:48 PM - Comment(s)
I was recently interviewed for a Christian Worldview Film Festival podcast. You can click here to hear it. It's Episode 10.

Here are links to some of the things I mentioned in the interview:

• The interview was conducted by  Phillip Telfer and Rhett Simkins for the Christian Worldview F...
12.21.15 03:20 PM - Comment(s)
With John Fornof, director of
Under Drake's Flag, in the same studio
when we recorded The Dragon and
the Raven.
While on a tour of the Pacific Northwest (Instagram and Facebook: #NWTour15) I recorded myself reviewing Under Drake's Flag, an audio movie which preceded The Dragon and ...
10.10.15 09:12 PM - Comment(s)
In The Dragon and the Raven 
I got to perform with Stuart Pendred,
who plays William Wallace in
In Freedom's Cause.
While on a tour of the Pacific Northwest (Instagram and Facebook: #NWTour15) I recorded myself reviewing In Freedom's Cause, the audio movie which preceded The Dragon and ...
10.08.15 10:35 PM - Comment(s)
I got to coach the actors in this student film for the  Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp. What a thrill to be a part of John Fornof's first foray into film acting! He's an incredibly accomplished audio drama director, and he "paid" for his acting lessons and coaching by provi...
07.29.15 08:01 PM - Comment(s)

with John Rhys-Davies
of The Lord of the Rings and
Beyond the Mask
I played Theodore the Monk, three other featured roles and numerous Danes and Saxons on Group Day in the "audio movie" The Dragon and the Raven, based on G.A. Henty's book o...
07.03.15 01:08 PM - Comment(s)
I got to reprise my role of the Slave Trader from Polycarp for this intro
to Zack Lawrence's review of the film.

I just got back from a great two weeks at the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp, where we produced five short films, got an IMDb credit for all of our students when they performed ...
06.12.15 12:36 AM - Comment(s)

New Faith Based Film 'Beyond the Mask' Uses More Green Screen and CG Effects Than Any Other Christian Movie

And they pull it off well! I got to see Beyond the Mask with over 700 people in San Antonio at the Christian Worldview Film Festival. They all leapt to their feet as the credits rolled. After ...
03.19.15 06:23 PM - Comment(s)