The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


Blog tagged as Olympics

Our friend Eric Metaxas shows that expanding technology reduces the plausibility that the universe could have existed without a Creator.

Eric allowed us to use his testimony when we were performing in Sochi during the 2014 Olympics: Eric Metaxas' Story of...
10.17.18 06:37 PM - Comment(s)
Eric Liddell's world record in the 400m was 47.6 on a cinder track with hand-dug starting blocks. The current world record is 43.03.

Liddell's time in the 100 yards of 9.7 seconds in 1923 stood as a British record for 35 years. That race is only 91.44m. A 100m preliminary during the 1924 Paris Olym...
08.15.16 12:45 AM - Comment(s)
I've been interviewed twice on The Dove, which broadcasts from Southern Oregon, where I grew up. Here I've posted an interview I did after our trip to Puerto Rico, Romania and London during the 2012 Olympics. After that I posted a music video by a young woman we worked with at the Arts Camp in Roma...
03.08.16 04:05 PM - Comment(s)
I was interviewed this morning on Focus Today on The Dove. You can see the interview here:

You can see my previous interview on The Dove here.

08.21.15 03:16 AM - Comment(s)
Last week I was interviewed for radio and television on The Dove, and it just posted:


I talked about our work in Russia during the Winter Olympics, the MasterWorks Festival and  Alone Yet Not Alone, the film in theaters right now in which I play a land specu...
06.16.14 04:58 PM - Comment(s)
We just received this from the folks that organized our work in Russia during the Olympics...

Engage Sochi partners and friends -
We have just finished working through all of the contact sheets for the Engage Sochi project and have been crunching the numbers. As you know, it was our goal that...
05.23.14 02:35 PM - Comment(s)
We had an extraordinary time in Sochi during the Olympics. This article tells some of our most exciting stories: Ukrainian-American finds open doors to share at Sochi Games

05.19.14 08:14 PM - Comment(s)
We put together photos, stories and footage from our time in Sochi for the Olympics:

02.24.14 01:49 AM - Comment(s)
As the Opening Ceremonies sweep across the time zones we’re making final plans to be in Sochi during the last week of the Olympics. We appreciate your prayers for us while we're there!

We’re in the process of having translations done for the people we meet from around the world. So far we’ve onl...
02.08.14 12:00 AM - Comment(s)
Joyce preached on Luke 2:25-35 this morning at our church, Westchester Chapel. Opening prayer and announcements by Pastor Linda Warren. Closing prayer by Liz J.

"Go Tell It on the Mountain" sung by the congregation. Words: John W. Work, Jr....
01.19.14 08:20 PM - Comment(s)
I'll be performing an excerpt from Beyond the Chariots, about Olympic champion Eric Liddell at this year's Broadway Blessing, in anticipation of performances during the Winter Olympics.

07.27.13 12:28 AM - Comment(s)

We took a team of performing artists to Sochi, Russia, during the Winter Olympics!

Watch our performance and read about why we chose the piece at

You can see more photos here.

Here's a report the organizers sent out...

Engage Sochi partners and friends -
We have just finishe...
07.03.13 04:03 AM - Comment(s)
I was interviewed by George Flores on Star 99.1FM about next Saturday's performance of The Revelation, among a number of other things.

Here are links to more information on some of the things I mentioned during the interview:
04.20.13 02:37 AM - Comment(s)
We hope you're having a wonderful celebration of the arrival of the Wise Men. As we close out the Christmas Season, we wanted to send you a report of the Lord's goodness as we experienced it in 2012...

Four of our MasterWorks theatre
students on Times Square after opening
For the firs...
01.06.13 09:08 PM - Comment(s)
Here's a recent interview on Focus Today on The Dove, in which I talk about our upcoming documentary, Grace to the Nations: 2012. We showed a preview there in Southern Oregon a few weeks ago, and hope to release the final version soon. Sign up at to find out details.

11.19.12 04:25 PM - Comment(s)
Rich with Ian Sadler, organist for
Chariots of Fire.
My Toronto performance of Beyond the Chariots in April was bookended by Ian Sadler playing the same pieces on the organ as he did in the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. To hear "Jerusalem" played as it had in the film, j...
08.30.12 03:57 PM - Comment(s)
I just posted a number of photos from our travels to Puerto Rico, Transylvania and London during the Olympics:

We reached people from 30 nations during those two weeks!

We have more stories on this blog as well as and TheLizThatWas.Tumblr....
08.24.12 02:14 PM - Comment(s)

This is my report to Westchester Chapel of our performances and workshops in Puerto Rico, Transylvania and London during the Olympics.

This will be part of a brief documentary of our trip. Find out more about that by signing up at

08.20.12 09:02 PM - Comment(s)
During the Olympics we reached people from at least 30 nations:
Puerto Rico
Congo Brazzaville
Sri Lanka
South Africa
08.18.12 07:39 PM - Comment(s)
We've been having a ball in Europe!
We've been posting as often as we can to and our friend and colleague Liz has been posting to .
Here's a video we just posted telling some of the amazing connections the Lord has been setting up: ...
08.08.12 09:29 AM - Comment(s)