Ted Swartz

Love is a Verb: A ‘Sacred Space’ to address mental illness

By Walt Wiltschek HARRISONBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite actor and writer Ted Swartz performs in a variety of shows across the country each year. “Laughter is Sacred Space,” though, is a particular act of love. Swartz wrote the play after his long-time acting partner and “comedic soulmate,” Lee Eshleman, took his own life in […]

Love is a Verb: Love is comic

Alison Brookins is a seminarian at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary where she will soon earn the wildly inaccurate title Master of Divinity. Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Alison is spending the summer in the clammy valley of Harrisonburg, Virginia, interning with Ted & Co TheaterWorks. She loves words and science fiction and community organizing and laughing […]