23: How theater arts offer outreach and impact with Captain Mark Davey
Auditions, set prep, rehearsals, tech week, curtain call…show time. You’ll find that rundown at The Salvation Army in Casa Grande, Arizona, where the corps—the church—there hosts a monthly community production. Everything from “Godspell,” to “A Christmas Carol” or “Sleepy Hollow.” And in each role he has played, Captain Mark Davey said he goes in knowing his character has a story and a message to tell. As the Corps officer, or pastor, with his wife Lisa of the Casa Grande Corps, Captain Mark has introduced theater arts to the congregation and community as part of The Salvation Army’s ministry here. And each monthly production has given The Salvation Army an opportunity to invite the community in—as participants and audience members to enjoy a production and learn more about what the organization is doing in this Arizona town. As Captain Mark says, when you see a show here, you help make a difference too. He’s on the podcast today to share more about the effort, how it has unfolded with a big impact locally and what’s on the playbill for the months ahead. Find show notes for this episode and more at caringmagazine.org/podcast.