Welcome to The Provoking the Gospel Project..

We are a troupe of players, performers, and interpreters committed to the notion that biblical stories are dramatic texts, engaging texts, provoking texts.

We are developing what we call "performative midrash", which is a way of exploring texts through deconstructive embodiment of the texts and of the tensions within the texts.

We do our work by poking the text and provoking it.

We expect the text to poke us back, and to provoke us.

Contact Us:

Richard W. Swanson

Augustana College

Sioux Falls, SD




605 274 5487