Reporters may contact: Janet Ragland
SMU News and Information
(214) 768-7650


February 26, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology will host a workshop for pastors titled, "Preaching as Theatre: What Actors Know," featuring Jana Childers, professor of homiletics and speech-communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

The workshop will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Blvd. Childers is the author of Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre and is the editor of the forthcoming Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process.

Cost of the workshop is $15 per person until March 23, or $20 at the door. For more information, call (214) 768-3515 or send an email to To register, mail payment to Perkins School of Theology, SMU, P.O. Box 750133, Dallas, Texas 75275 or fax with credit card payment to (214) 768-2117.