The Saltmine play: behind the scenes

By Anna, scriptwriter

I am involved in writing Between the Lines, Letters of Radical Faith – an exciting new production which is a joint project between Saltmine Theatre Company and AWM Pioneers.

Catching the passion

Inspired by real-life stories

It is a huge privilege to be developing a play based on the lives of three people who have stepped out in faith into cross-cultural mission.

From the pioneering Lilias Trotter in the late 1800s to modern-day examples, there is a consistent compelling strand that connects each character. All three were burdened to share Christ with people of the Arab world.

The drama of mission

As I have researched the lives and situations of each character, I have been inspired by their passion for the unreached and stirred by the challenges they overcame by God’s grace.

In one interview, this worker shared what compelled him to mission:

I see people in bondage…just to see what they have to go through every day just breaks my heart. At the same time, it also pushes me on to be bolder in witness so they can be free, so they can hear the word, so they can choose Christ and live. I want them to have peace and love even though their life situation is difficult.

Lasting impression

I left my conversation with this worker overwhelmed by his love for the people he served. It inspired me to reach out to those yet to hear the love of Christ.

I hope the play will impact each audience as much as it has influenced me and the production team in preparing it.

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Click here for details of where the Saltmine Theatre Company took the  Between the Lines tour in Autumn 2017. Email Phil, AWM’s Communications Manager or call the office on 01509 239 525 if you would be interested in hosting the play as part of a new UK tour.

Other articles in the series

BETWEEN THE LINES (VIDEO)

SALTMINE TOUR HOMEPAGE

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