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  • No Longer Alone
    A monologue by a shepherd who has just seen the angels on Christmas night.
  • Land o' Livin' (Play)
    A retelling of the book of Ruth set in mid-20th century America.
  • The Storyteller Tells the Christmas Story
    A monologue that shares the Christmas story in a storyteller format.
  • The Child Just Beyond the Door
    A monologue by one of the magi, commenting on how the people of Bethlehem (and too often us as well) missed the miracle that was happening in their midst.
  • Oh Brother
    A dramatic sketch that imagines a conversation between the prodigal son and his brother, which explores forgiveness and how we view sin.
  • No Coffee
    This comedic sketch asks the question, "Who is the church?" as three Christian men, focused on their own needs, start to learn how to serve.
  • Manalive
    Adapted from the G.K. Chesterton book of the same name, Manalive is about a man who celebrates life so much he is mistaken for being insane.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present
    A short Christmas play that uses the appearance of G. K. Chesterton on the front door of a modern family on Christmas morning to explore the theme of being present in the moment.
  • Wonderful News
    A monologue that imagines a phone call from Mary to her mother.
  • Spiritual Depth NOW!
    A guy sits down to watch TV and finds himself in a Twilight Zone where the TV talks back to him and bombards him with messages of easy answers for "fixing" a family, witnessing, and spiritual maturity.

All Plays and Long Pieces

  • Brother's Keeper
    A play about a group of Christians who are thrown together on a mission trip and find that the hardest work is learning to get along.
  • Death of a Lounge Singer
    A Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Musical
  • Land o' Livin' (Play)
    A retelling of the book of Ruth set in mid-20th century America.
  • Land of Living (Monologue)
    A one-woman dramatic play that retells the story of Naomi from the the book of Ruth set in mid-twentieth century America.
  • Lion of Judah
    A one-act monologue about turning points in a person's life and in a family's. It is a story of betrayal and hurt, but also of the keys that can unlock the hurt and allow us to grow.
  • Manalive
    Adapted from the G.K. Chesterton book of the same name, Manalive is about a man who celebrates life so much he is mistaken for being insane.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present
    A short Christmas play that uses the appearance of G. K. Chesterton on the front door of a modern family on Christmas morning to explore the theme of being present in the moment.
  • The Great Big Radio Show
    A dinner theater based around an old-time radio show.
  • With Open Hands
    A Christmas play about a man estranged from his prodigal son who is asked to play a wise man in a live Nativity scene and has to learn to live with open hands.

All Sketches

  • Angel On My Shoulder
    Chad is sitting on the couch and browsing the web. When a suspicious e-mail comes in suddenly a devil and an angel begin comedically battling it out about temptation.
  • Anti-Accountability
    A funny sketch about 4 men (or 4 women) who meet together to "integrate faith with daily living" but end up justifying their own materialism.
  • Bear One Another
    A comedic sketch about a small group filled with Christians who are far from perfect but nevertheless still the people of God.
  • Beneath The Cross
    A short sketch/reading for a Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service, this is a scene of Peter, James, John, Mary, and Mary Magdalene addressing their confusion and grief to an unseen Jesus on the cross.
  • Body Language
    A funny sketch about the Body of Christ. A reader begins to read a scripture about Christian unity only to find his or her own body not "on the same page."
  • Bringing Things to a Spiritual Head
    A comedic sketch about a father trying to implement family devotions.
  • Father and Son
    A comedy sketch that portrays a son awkwardly approaching his father with a request.
  • Feeding Time at the Spiritual Table
    A comedic two-person sketch in which one actor explains to the audience about how our source of physical nourishment changes as we grow and the other actor acts out being a baby, a todler, a teenager, and a 35-yr-old adult still living with his parents.
  • Final Leg
    A team of American Christians is en route to Africa when they run into ticket problems in France. As the snooty ticket agent (played with an outrageous French accent) gives them grief, they react with less than holy attitudes.
  • First Day
    A comedy sketch modeled after the parable of the Good Samaritan with a sales trainee on his or her first day encountering three customers.
  • Gifted?
    A youth sketch with a lesson on living in the truth and acceptance of the gifts that God provides us.
  • Here's A Story
    A light-hearted sketch that tells the story of blending a family through parodies of TV theme songs.
  • Hey Dude
    Can you have a sketch with just two words of dialog? Yes, and in just two words you can express both the joy we have as Christians and our need to share it.
  • Imagine Bethlehem
    An interactive reenactment of Bethlehem at the time of the census.
  • Jonah and the Ninevite
    Jonah is reluctantly preaching in Ninevah. Despite his lack of enthusiasm, he catches the attention of a Ninevite. To Jonah's chagrin, everything he says attracts the Ninevite more and more.
  • Junior Wise Men
    In this comedy sketch, two members of the wise men's entourage - one with delusions of grandeur, the other just wanting to get the camels fed - discuss how to follow a star.
  • Knowing God's Will
    A comedic ensemble sketch starring a Buster Keaton-type stagehand and "Guy" Christian, who is trying to know God's will for his life.
  • Let's Go
    A comedic sketch that re-casts the magi as modern professors to underscore the point that the Christian life calls for a commitment to action.
  • Life in Retail
    A sad-funny pantomime sketch about the difficult day of a sales clerk at a department store.
  • Little Moishe
    A comedic sketch in which the two Hebrew midwives of Exodus 1 and Moses' mother get together and share a laugh at Pharoah's expense.
  • Love Thy Neighbor
    A comedy sketch about two couples who have just heard a sermon on "Love Thy Neighbor" but fail to put it into practice.
  • Maundy Thursday
    A dramatic sketch re-enacting the last supper and foot washing.
  • Mentoring, Baby
    A comedic sketch about two guys (one hapless and the other uptight) who find themselves in relationship despite their differences.
  • Missionary Impossible
    Maybe our best comedic sketch - Moses sits on a park bench, presses "play" on a tape recorder, and is given a mission - though not the option of whether or not to choose to accept it.
  • My Two Cents
    A comedic sketch about four unlikely pew-mates judging each other.
  • No Coffee
    This comedic sketch asks the question, "Who is the church?" as three Christian men, focused on their own needs, start to learn how to serve.
  • Noah on Deck
    A surreally funny sketch about Noah and his family, who are getting stir-crazy on the ark.
  • Obsess Much?
    A youth sketch about how our obsession with people or things consumes our attention.
  • Oh Brother
    A dramatic sketch that imagines a conversation between the prodigal son and his brother, which explores forgiveness and how we view sin.
  • Old Man Robinson
    A comedic sketch about three boys who hit a ball into Old Man Robinson's yard and are afraid to go get it. It reveals much about our own attitudes toward God.
  • Out of Context
    A comedic sketch about an actor who is constantly "on the wrong page" of a script - the same way we all feel sometimes.
  • Questions Without Answers
    A dramatic sketch about two middle-aged parents coming home from their son's funeral.
  • Seasonal Fruit of the Spirit
    A comedy sketch that illustrates how inconsistent we can be in exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Side Order
    A family orders fruit of the Spirit and spiritual gifts at a fast food drive-through window. But then the drive-through speaker gives them another piece of information that makes them shudder and drive off.
  • Soul Thirst
    Kimmy is working out at a gym on a Sunday afternoon and hating it. Her friend Lori came to the gym with her but stopped outside to enjoy the beautiful day. This humorous sketch deals with the tension in our modern lives between our busyness vs. the Biblic
  • Spiritual Depth NOW!
    A guy sits down to watch TV and finds himself in a Twilight Zone where the TV talks back to him and bombards him with messages of easy answers for "fixing" a family, witnessing, and spiritual maturity.
  • The Adventures Of Bob Suddenly - Grocery Psychic
    An absurdly comedic sketch in which a grocery psychic answers pressing questions about the freshness of meat, whether a customer needs milk, and other grocery-related issues.
  • The Parable of the Workers
    A light-hearted retelling of the parable of the vineyard. The owner hires different sets of people throughout the course of a day. But these workers are church leaders, sinners, and slacker teenagers.
  • Visit to Bethlehem
    A different kind of Christmas drama - not a play or sketch or even a live nativity. It is more an interactive reenactment, like colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. This drama is designed to be performed multiple times with an intimate audience each time.
  • Wanted: A Family
    A warm three-scene sketch about an ad in a newspaper, "Wanted: A family to spend Thanksgiving dinner with." Works for Christmas, too.
  • What a Mess!
    A youth sketch about servanthood and loving one another.
  • What's in a Name?
    A comedic sketch about a young couple expecting their first child. They are having a hard time coming up with name, let alone figuring out how they can stretch the budget.
  • Witnessing, Baby
    A comedic sketch about two guys (one hapless and the other uptight) doing street witnessing.
  • Wonderful News
    A monologue that imagines a phone call from Mary to her mother.
  • Work Camp, Baby
    A comedic sketch about two guys (one hapless and the other uptight) on a workcamp. In an encounter with a small child they learn that missions is about touching people's lives.
  • Worth Growing Old
    A heart-warming sketch about a grandmother, mother, and young daughter preparing for Christmas and realizing that family ties makes it worth growing old.
  • You Come Down
    A children's choir director loses control of the situation when the children question the theological correctness of the Zaccheaus song.
  • You'll See
    A funny sketch with a serious message about obedience, this sketch is about the encounter between Saul, the former persecutor of the church, sitting blind in Damascus and Ananias, the believer who is called to reach out to him.

All Monologues

  • Amid the Rubble
    A monologue set amid the ruins of Jerusalem after the Babylonian destruction of the city. A prophet struggles with the suffering he sees around him, but finds hope in God's presence with the people.
  • At The Well
    A dramatic monologue by the woman at the well.
  • Bed in Hell
    A monologue by a solider in Iraq, writing home for Christmas.
  • Between the Stable and the Inn
    A monologue from the perspective of the innkeeper of the Christmas story - stressed and harried by his many guests and many duties - perhaps ultimately haunted by events that happened nearly under his nose but of which he was not really a part.
  • Desolation Monologue and Responsive Reading
    A dramatic monologue of a parent who has just lost a baby through miscarriage. Can be followed with an included responsive reading.
  • Doubts About Doubt
    A monologue in the voice of a skeptic who doubts Christianity and sometimes ridicules Christianity but is beginning to doubt his or her own doubt.
  • Footsteps
    A missions monologue featuring Lottie Moon as she leaves behind all that she has ever known and sets off for China. Partially using Lottie Moon's own words, the monologue discusses her situation, thoughts, and feelings as she leaves behind her old life.
  • Freetown
    A missions monologue that presents the life and passion of Samuel Crowther, the first black Anglican bishop and missionary to his own people.
  • Hannah's Gift
    A monologue for Mother's Day or any day - the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel. It is a story of God's faithfulness and graciousness. It is also a story of what being a mother means. Because she has known need and seen God provide, Hannah
  • Help, Thou, My Unbelief
    A dramatic monologue that retells the Gospel story of the healing of the demon-possessed boy from the perspective of the boy's father.
  • I Can Wait
    In this monologue we see Elizabeth waiting for a child for years and years. What does she have to teach us about advent?
  • I Could Have Saved Him
    A dramatic monlogue by Pilate who believed he held Christ's fate in his hands and could have saved him.
  • I Went to Africa
    A missions monologue in the voice of a regular person like you and me who went to Africa and came back changed.
  • Jacob's Dream
    A monologue for Father's Day or any day - Jacob is crossing the desert, fleeing from Esau's wrath. He had grown up hearing the stories of Abraham and Isaac. He desired to be the one to follow in that line. He grasped for his brother's birthright and bless
  • Just One Word
    A dramatic, celebratory monologue by Mary Magdalene on Easter morning.
  • Land of Living (Monologue)
    A one-woman dramatic play that retells the story of Naomi from the the book of Ruth set in mid-twentieth century America.
  • Lion of Judah
    A one-act monologue about turning points in a person's life and in a family's. It is a story of betrayal and hurt, but also of the keys that can unlock the hurt and allow us to grow.
  • Missions Monologues
    A package of four missions monologues
  • More My Sister
    A monologue by Vashti, Esther's predecease as queen. It is about standing up against oppression regardless of the cost and also illustrates how our choices are used as part of God's plan.
  • My New Dress
    A monologue about a woman working through whether to buy a dress or donate money to help clothe the poor.
  • No Longer Alone
    A monologue by a shepherd who has just seen the angels on Christmas night.
  • On The Mountain Of The Lord
    A monologue by Anna, the prophetess, just before she sees the infant Jesus brought to the temple. Widowed from a young age, she lived only by God's grace and provision. And now she has seen a vision of God's ultimate provision right there on the mountain
  • Putting on the Role
    A dramatic monologue in which Queen Esther debates whether to risk all that she has on a gamble to try to save God's people.
  • Scheduling Jesus
    A comedic monologue in which Saint Peter, acting as Jesus' appointment secretary, attempts to schedule some time with Jesus for a busy Christian.
  • Shepherd of Israel
    A dramatic monologue by the high priest Caiaphas, who sees himself as the hero of Holy Week.
  • Simon's Story
    A dramatic monologue based on the story of Simon of Cyrene, who carried Jesus' cross.
  • The Child Just Beyond the Door
    A monologue by one of the magi, commenting on how the people of Bethlehem (and too often us as well) missed the miracle that was happening in their midst.
  • The Dare
    In this advent monologue, a young girl steals a baby Jesus from a church nativity scene. But then she finds it difficult to throw it away.
  • The Dogwood
    A monologue on the issues of aging told through the metaphor of a dogwood tree through the changing seasons.
  • The Good Soldier
    A member of Herod's guard reflects on the butchery he just committed in Bethlehem in killing the innocent children.
  • The Lost Sacrifice
    A dramatic monologue (set just after Jesus has cleansed the temple) by a worshiper who was trying to buy a dove for a sacrifice and now doesn't know how he or she can appease God.
  • The Messiah Comes
    A dramatic monologue from a particpant of Jesus' Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem - a zealot who is expecting a political Messsiah.
  • The Moon Rose Over Peniel
    A dramatic monologue that tells the story of Jacob wrestling with God, emphasizing how in this "dark night of the soul" Jacob was changed from deceiver to struggler, from whole to wounded, from independent to dependent.
  • The Spirit is Willing
    A dramatic monologue by Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane as he fights to stay awake and reflects on his struggles to be faithful to Jesus.
  • The Storyteller Tells the Christmas Story
    A monologue that shares the Christmas story in a storyteller format.
  • Too Many Coincidences
    The king of the book of Esther comes face-to-face with a power that dwarfs his own.
  • Twelve Hours BC
    A monologue/readers theater that shows that the "hopes and fears" on a hillside near Bethlehem are still very real today.
  • While I Wait
    Mordecai, an elder and leader of the Jews, is frustrated that at the time of his people's great danger, he must sit and wait and turn the work over to Esther.
  • Wonderful News
    A monologue that imagines a phone call from Mary to her mother.
  • You, Too, Are Magi
    A monologue by a wise man for people today traveling difficult roads and making difficult decisions as they seek God.

Readings, Prayers, Etc.

  • Anno Domini
    A reader's theater piece for welcoming a new year that explores the implications of the term "the year of our Lord."
  • Beneath The Cross
    A short sketch/reading for a Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service, this is a scene of Peter, James, John, Mary, and Mary Magdalene addressing their confusion and grief to an unseen Jesus on the cross.
  • Christmas in the USA
    A comedic readers theater piece that shows the stresses and aggravations of "the holidays."
  • Dear Beloved
    A reading of a love letter from God to the church.
  • Desolation Monologue and Responsive Reading
    A dramatic monologue of a parent who has just lost a baby through miscarriage. Can be followed with an included responsive reading.
  • Desperate
    A father desperate to save the life of his daughter. A woman desperate for healing to restore her life. This readers theater piece is really two independent, tightly interwoven monologues of people who find that Jesus loves not just humanity but people.
  • Isaiah 6 Reading
    A responsive reading based on Isaiah 6.
  • Lord's Prayer Responsive Reading
    A responsive reading based on the Lord's Prayer, designed for bringing new meaning to these familiar words.
  • New Creation Reading
    A readers theater/responsive reading that weaves together creation, Easter, and Revelation.
  • Our Best
    Suited for American Memorial Day, July 4th, or Veterans Day, this corporate prayer can be presented as either a reader's theater or a responsive reading. It deals with how we are at our best and most live our national ideals when we live connected to God.
  • Remember Me
    This is a reader's theater piece about the Lord's Supper. It can be used along with Communion or as a separate piece.
  • Seven Words
    An Easter responsive reading that relates Christ's seven words from the cross to our lives today.
  • That Which We Have Left Undone
    This responsive reading is a kyrie focusing on our sins of omission.
  • The Sand and The Rock Prayer
    A corporate prayer about how we tend to build our lives on the shifting sands of our own talents and effort.
  • Truly Free (July 4th Reading)
    A reading/prayer that focuses on reconciling our dual citizenship as Christians and Americans.
  • Twelve Hours BC
    A monologue/readers theater that shows that the "hopes and fears" on a hillside near Bethlehem are still very real today.