Viable is produced in collaboration with Christian Creative Media, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed in Q1 2019. The mission of Christian Creative Media is to provide a creative examination of contemporary social and cultural issues through a Christian worldview. Contact Writer/Producer, John Hoover - RobertJohnHoover@gmail.com 615-268-3507 or by filling out the contact form on this website. CONTACT & DONATE Your feedback on our performances is greatly appreciated. Psalm 139:13-16. Jeremiah 1:5
Viable is our current project for the live stage. In 70 minutes, with three actors and two chairs, an unforgettable tale will unfold before you, a tale of heartbreak, grieving, sorrow, and shame. As only God can, He restores the wages of heartbreak, grieving, sorrow, and shame through grace, unmitigated mercy, and forgiveness. He puts condemnation aside in favor of comfort and compassion for a woman who has lost her child to abortion and paid a terrible emotional price.
The Viable storyline captures an unforgettable confrontation as an aborted child visits her mother nearly 30 years later. The mother has carried guilt and grief for all that time, trying all the while to protect her emotional stability by professing the mantras that abortion providers originally used to comfort her. Despite her best efforts, the mother has always secretly questioned the pro-abortion stance she clung to so desperately to justify her decision.
Forgiven and restored, the mother vows to share both her long-held secret and her newly-found spiritual freedom with her living daughter, who is considering an abortion. As highly controversial and electrically charged a social issue as abortion is, Viable follows a journey of forgiveness, renewal, and hope through the eyes of one woman who carried a burden of despair.
Viable is not about the politics of abortion, the legality of abortion, or even the constitutionality of abortion. Viable presents the truth about Christ's love, healing, and redemption. This dramatic presentation is one way we minister to the nation and the world to educate audiences about life events through the lens of a Christian worldview.
Viable is produced in association with ChristianCreativeMedia.org. To request a performance of Viable for your church or organization, to license your own production, if you simply want more information about the play, or to help support future productions, visit viableplay.org or contact RobertJohnHoover@gmail.com615-268-3507. Your feedback on this production is greatly appreciated. Psalm 139:13-16. Jeremiah 1:5.
Viable is copyrighted, trademarked, and protected by the Dramatist Guild.
Christian Creative Media Board of Directors
Chris Wright, MD
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Wright is a Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon specializing in adult cardiac surgery. He is a member of the Prisma Health-Upstate Medical Staff and currently practices in the Department of Surgery Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Wright serves as Chief of Medical Staff Affairs and Medical Director in the Office of Human Research Protection for Prisma Health. Dr. Wright’s academic appointments include Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, USC School of Medicine – Greenville, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, Clemson University. In December 2017, Dr. Wright was appointed as the 4rth Congressional District Representative of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Chris is an Elder at Frist Presbyterian Church Greenville South Carolina and serves as the Chairman of the Board for Frist Presbyterian Academy. Chris has served on the Board and is a Past President of Holly Tree Country Club, Simpsonville SC.
Karen Iacovelli Forster
Original Chair Emeritus
Karen is Executive Director of the Karen and Peter Iacovelli Foundation. She has studied at numerous universities including Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern, and Harvard. Karen brings a vast knowledge of law, finance, and commercial real estate to her role as Chairman of the Board. Most of all, she brings her love of the Lord.
Ray is retired after 28 years with Fluor where he was instrumental in the development of Fluor's Total Quality Management program. Prior to Fluor, Ray was with Boeing and Martin-Marietta as an industrial engineer on the Saturn and Skylab programs. Ray graduated from the University of Alabama and he is active in the Knights of Columbus.
Mark is the founder and CEO of Preferred Financial Services in Greenville, South Carolina. A native Greenvillian, Mark graduated from Furman, University, is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, and is a gifted Bible teacher and Biblical scholar.
Dr. Tony Beam
Director at Large
Dr. Tony Beam is an ordained pastor, a faculty member and program administrator at North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina, and the host of Christian Worldview Today, a news & information daily morning show on HIS Radio Christian Talk 660AM and 92.9FM.
"Left to Right: Playwright / Producer / Director, Dr. John Hoover, Gisele Gathings (Judy), Christian Creative Media Chairwoman Emeritus, Karen Iacovelli, Christian Creative Media Board Director, Dr. Tony Beam, Kimberly Jackson (Young Woman), and Scott Braxton (George)"
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