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God is the Creator and Author of all artistic expression. Story, music, dance...these are all God's ideas.
Jesus is the loving and holy Son of God who gave his life so we could live eternally.
We are all naturally and equally flawed and in need of a Savior.
"In the beginning God created..."
We are made in God's image. Creative expression - in story, dance, and drama, etc. - is God's gift to us.
Our Talent is God's gift to us. Developing our Talent is our Gift to God. Artistic expression is our offering to others.
Established Artist~Believers have a responsibility to speak into the lives of Emerging Artist~Believers. Faith Based Student Musicals opens another opportunity for this connection.
Director's Guide and Staging~Choreography Video will be provided for both shows. First draft of Guides below.
Marlene Dickinson is a playwright/actor, songwriter/singer, choreographer/dancer who has worked at the intersection of Christianity and theatre for over 40 years. She believes the Lord is the Author of all artistic expression. Marlene is devoted to equipping the next generation of performing artists to contribute to the professional Stage and TV/Film industries with confidence in the Lord and excellence in their craft.
In the TV/Film industry, Marlene is an Atlanta based Commercial actress represented by Alexander White Agency. In theatre, Marlene has a life long list of credits producing, directing, choreographing and/or performing in over 50 musicals, revues, and projects for professional theatre, colleges, schools, and conferences, both nationally and internationally. Favorite venues/projects include Indiana Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Narrator/Joseph and the Amazing…, Godmother/Cinderella, and numerous cruise ships. She traveled Asia, Europe and Hawaii with Operation Appreciation, a USO type outreach to the U.S. military.
In ministry, Marlene served as Theatre Arts Director at Church at the Crossing (IN) for 9 years. and - many moons ago - spent a rich few years with Jim Van Hook/Brentwood Music's Bridge.
Marlene has been married to Curtis Dickinson for 34 years, with whom she co-produced (with some help from the Creator) Lily, 24, an actress/singer-songwriter/dancer in NYC www.lilydickinson.net and Tommy, 18 - an emerging Film Editor and Light Tech - who has had to sit through more shows than any growing boy should be required.
Marlene believes that raising kids in the business has uniquely equipped her for her current pursuits. After high school, Tommy will pursue editing studies in the Atlanta film industry. Lily’s credits include: Girl Gone Off Broadway; Mamma Mia! National Tour; The Alliance Theatre (ATL) and The Engeman Theatre (NYC.) In 2017, Lily and Marlene co-produced “MotherWorks,” a benefit for at-risk teens featuring Mother-Daughter performing teams, directed by Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley. https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/ShulerHensley/
The Dickinsons are active at an Atlanta area campus of Northpoint Community Church, Pastor Andy Stanley. Marlene attended Belmont University, and was a full scholarship recipient and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s BFA Theatre Performance program. Current /recent training: Dramatists Guild Institute (NYC), Actors Connection (NYC), Second City Improv (CHICAGO), Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC), Steps and Broadway Dance Center (NYC) and Georgia Ballet (ATL), among others. Marlene is past Chair of the Board and a 25 year volunteer with Christians in Theatre Arts www.cita.org. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Working Title Playwrights, and Nashville Songwriters Association International5