Drama

Pentecost interview of Andrew & Peter — Ana Gobledale, UK

An engaging ‘live’ interview with Andrew (Andreas) and Peter (Petro) on Pentecost Day Ready-to-print Scripts: Pentecost Drama – interview with Andrew – live from Jerusalem WORD Pentecost Drama – interview with Andrew – live from Jerusalem PDF Worship Leader:  Let us imagine ourselves transported through time and space to Jerusalem, two thousand years ago that […]

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Acts 2.1-42 Pentecost drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

Acts 2.1-42, the story of Pentecost, dramatised (adapted from the New Revised Standard Version) Parts: Storyteller Jew 1 Jew 2 Peter Disciple 1 Disciples (all congregation) If more people wish to participate, include a ‘crowd’ of Jews and a larger group of disciples. Props:  Large (at least 10-11 inches tall) paper flames, ‘tongues of fire’, for […]

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John 21.1-19 drama

Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Primarily from the New Revised Standard Version Roles:  Storyteller, Peter, Jesus Ready-to-print script:  WORD:  John 21.1-19 drama.doc  PDF:  John 21.1-19 drama.pdf Storyteller: Our reading this morning is from the Gospel according to John, chapter 21, beginning with verse 1. The writer relates an account of Jesus, now risen, appearing […]

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Mary Interviewed, drama — Tod Gobledale, UK

‘I am doing a new thing’ – an interview with Mary of Bethany Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8 (Lectionary readngs for Lent 5, Year C) Characters:   P = Preacher; M = Mary P: Will you pray with me? God of new things, this morning we ask you to calm the cacophony of our hearts and minds, […]

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John 12:1-8, drama for 5th Sunday of Lent Year C– Ana Gobledale, UK

For 3 readers: Storyteller, Judas, Jesus Storyteller:  In today’s New Testament reading, John presents a struggle between financial care and costly extravagance, between financial management and abundant generosity. Hear anew the story of Mary and Judas at dinner with Jesus in Bethany. I am ready from chapter 12 of John’s Gospel. Six days before the […]

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A letter to Melchior — Duncan Wilson, UK

Post-Christmas correspondence from a shepherd to a traveler from the East Dear Melchior, Greetings from all of us. We trust you made the journey home safely and didn’t run into any of Herod’s lot because terrible things happened after you left! When you and your friends didn’t report back to him after your visit to […]

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But or And? a sketch/skit — Jim Burklo, USA

But or And?  A slightly-adapted skit by Jim Burklo, USA    (‘Use freely – with attribution.’) This is written to use as a springboard for a sermon or conversation. Stage directions for online [Zoom or recorded] Spotlight the two screens: BUT and AND. BUT – hold a cross just off-centre on your screen and each time […]

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Mark 6.1-13 Drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

Zoom (online) version Parts:  Narrator (Storyteller), Jew, Jesus, Disciple Ready-to-print:  Mark 6, 1-13 – a drama Script Narrator: In Mark’s gospel, chapter six, we hear a familiar story about Jesus starting out on his ministry. Hear and see Mark’s words come to life. Mark writes: Jesus left that place and came to his home town, […]

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Genesis 3.8-15 Drama, in the garden — Ana Gobledale

Adapted for Zoom or InPerson Readers: God, Adam, Eve, Storyteller Each reader hold a sign with their character’s ‘name’ on it in large letters. One could have fun with one additional screen with a snake in it; or a soft toy In-Person. Storyteller:  Today’s reading arises from Genesis chapter 3.  We find ourselves with Adam, […]

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Acts 1:15ff, Choosing Matthias, a drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 – inspired by the NRSV Seventh Sunday after Easter, Year B Readers: Storyteller, Peter, Group spokesperson Props:  a set of dice or two lengths of broom straw Storyteller: Peter had gathered with believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons). He stood up and spoke: Peter: Friends, the scripture had […]

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Acts 10:44-48, Drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

A drama to be used in worship, inspired by the NRSV text 3 Readers: Storyteller, Peter, Newly baptised person   Storyteller: While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been […]

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Acts 19.1-17, The disciples were baptised, drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

Scripture     Acts 19:1-7  adapted from the New Revised Standard Version Readers:  Storyteller, Paul and 1 or 2 Disciples Storyteller:  While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. Paul had this conversation with the disciples: Paul:  Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you […]

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Down to the river, Advent Drama — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

Mark 1:1-8 Let us look back in time about 2000 years and join a mother working in her kitchen, preparing for the Chanukah holidays.  She worries about her nineteen year old daughter who disappeared leaving chores undone.  Let’s listen in. Mum:         That girl! She knows there is work to be done: floors to sweep, water […]

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Jonah & the plant, drama for on-line — Ana Gobledale, UK

Jonah 3:10–4:11 dramatised for on-line, on-screen, use Proper 20 (usually 16th Sunday after Pentecost), Year A Preparation: Keep it simple; line drawings will work fine. house plant or photo or drawing of a plant Worm – cut out, photo, soft toy or just a tube of some sort Sun – photo or drawing of a […]

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First Kings 19.9-18 dramatic reading

Proper 14A (usually 10th Sunday after Pentecost), Year A 1 Kings 19.9-18 This has been prepared for two readers, e.g. on a single Zoom screen, but might be easily altered for three readers, separating the voices of the Storyteller or Narrator and that of Elijah. Voice 1:   This is a reading from the first book […]

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Matthew 14:13-21, loaves & fishes dramatised — Ana Gobledale, UK

Proper 13 (usually 9th Sunday after Pentecost) Year A Readers: Narrator, Jesus, Disciple 1, Disciple 2 Supplies: 5 bread rolls, two paper ‘fish’, lots of baskets, any costume items. Signboards for characters can prove helpful. Ready-to-download and print: Matthew 14.13-21 – feeding the crowd – drama PDF Matthew 14.13-21 – feeding the crowd – drama […]

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Good Samaritan & Seafarer Drama — Ana Gobledale

Luke 10:25-37  (8th Sunday of Pentecost, Year C) The story of the Good Samaritan adapted for Sea Sunday (usually held in July) For 3 Actors/Readers: Narrator, Lawyer and Jesus The lawyer, the beaten person, the Samaritan Seafarer and the passers-by might be any gender and may be referred to as ‘he’ ‘she’ or ‘they’. The […]

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Matthew 2.1-12 drama of Herod & Magi

Use this easy-to-present dramatised version of the Epiphany (Twelfth Night) story to bring the characters to life.  The text is adapted from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Ready-to-print: Epiphany drama Matthew 2.1-12 WORD Epiphany drama Matthew 2.1-12 PDF The Epiphany Story   Matthew 2:1-12 Three Readers:  Storyteller, 1-3 Magi / Wise ones, Herod  […]

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Luke 23:33-43 drama, the crucifixion — Ana Gobledale, UK

Luke 23:33-43 – Jesus and the two criminals Told from the perspective of three Roman soldiers present at the crucifixion of Jesus. Appropriate for Good Friday or the 24th Sunday of Pentecost, Year C. Ready-to-print scripts: Luke 23, 33-43 drama PDF Luke 23, 33-43 drama  Storyteller: Today’s Gospel reading, from Luke’s account, reminds us how […]

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Luke 9:51-62 dramatised

Luke 9:51-62 – a drama to use in worship For Third Sunday after Pentecost Year C Translation by Rex Hunt, Australia (Read more about Rex Hunt at end of post.) Actors: Jesus, Narrator, James/John, Followers 1,2,3 Script ready-to-use — download here: Luke 9,51-62 drama 6 readers PDF Luke 9,51-62 drama 6 readers WORD Script Narrator: […]

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Thomas’s Doubt, a Biblical Drama for the Sunday after Easter — Gobledales, UK

Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Easter), Year C John 20:19-31 Acts 5: 27-32 *Bible quotations are from ‘The Inclusive Bible,’ Rowman & Littlefield publishers 2007 www.rowmanlittlefield.com Certainties & Doubts: a Biblical drama The worship leader interviews ‘Doubting Thomas’ discussing doubt, faith and our world today.  The script includes an introduction and conclusion and an […]

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Mary’s lament, monologue — Ana Gobledale, UK

Mary’s Lament – a reflection originally written for a Good Friday service. This dramatic monologue revealing Mary’s anguish and distress has been read effectively at a Blue Christmas service, also. 2 Readers:  Mary, mother of Jesus, and a Storyteller (narrator)   Ready-to-print downloads: PDF Mary’s Lament dramatic reading WORD Mary’s Lament dramatic reading Life often overwhelms […]

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I, Mary Magdalene, an Easter drama — Ana & Tod Gobledale, UK

What words do we use to describe the mystery of Easter? Bodily resurrection?  Spiritual continuum? Risen?  Risen indeed? What words might Jesus’s friends have used to explain their experiences that day? This drama presents words Mary Magdalene might have shared. Ready-to-print downloads of full script: Easter drama – I, Mary Magdalene PDF Easter drama – I, […]

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Genesis 45.1-15, Joseph in Egypt, drama

Genesis 45:1-15  (adapted from NRSV) Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers   Full script, ready-to-print: Genesis 45,1-15 Joseph in Egypt – 2 readers PDF Genesis 45,1-15 Joseph in Egypt – 2 readers WORD Narrator:  Today’s Hebrew Bible reading is taken from the book of Genesis presenting the last chapter in the saga of Joseph and his […]

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Teenage Mary calls home, an Advent monologue — Ana & Tod Gobledale, UK

Title: I have good news…and bad news… Readings:  Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:39-55 This dramatic monologue, a phone conversation between pregnant teenage Mary and her Mum, was originally written as the sermon accompanying the lighting of the Advent Candle of Love.  It can be used effectively anytime during Advent. Notes: Mary pauses throughout the conversation when […]

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Acts 8 Drama, Philip & Ethiopian — Ana Gobledale, UK

The Holy Spirit propels Philip to the Ethiopian – a dramatisation Acts 8:26-40  (Year B, Easter 5) This might be incorporated into a celebration of baptism or the renewal of baptismal vows. Actors/readers:  Philip, Ethiopian, Storyteller (Narrator), Angel, Spirit Complete scripts — ready to download and print (2-sided): Drama, Acts 8, Philip & Ethiopian PDF Drama, […]

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Mark 9:30-37, dramatised — Pentecost 18, Year B — Tod Gobledale, UK

Reading/Acting parts: Storyteller, Jesus, Peter, Thomas, Judas There is no need to require memorisation; allow readers to hold and read scripts. Full script ready to print and use: PDF Mark 9, 30-37 – drama WORD Mark 9, 30-37 – drama Script Storyteller:      Jesus and his disciples travel through their home country of Galilee.  Jesus teaches a […]

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Exodus 20, God’s Angel drama — Ana Gobledale

Proper 22, Year A Exodus 20:20-22a & 23:20   What do we think about ‘angels’?  What words express the phenomenon called ‘angel’ in the Bible? This drama, in which God promises to send an ‘angel’, might be used to open up reflection and discussion on the subject. Drama, Exodus 20 PDF Drama, Exodus 20 WORD […]

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Amos 7:7-15 drama, Plumb-line — Ana Gobledale, UK

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) Roles: God, Amos, Amaziah (priest), Jeroboam (king) Each role may be filled by any age or gender. Ready-to-print downloads of the script: PDF Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest WORD Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest Script Amos:  I am the […]

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Mark 4:35-41 dramatised — Jesus stills the storm

Jesus stills a storm Mark 4:35-41, using text from the New Revised Standard Version – Pentecost 5, Year B Readers: Worship Leader, Storyteller, Jesus, the Disciples (congregation) Download a ready-to-print copy of the drama:  Mark 4, 35-41 – Jesus stills a storm Leader: Mark tells many stories about Jesus. This story puts Jesus and the disciples […]

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Samuel (1) 3:1-10 drama, Call Waiting — Tod Gobledale

1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:35-41 adapted by Tod Gobledale, UK “Call waiting” Characters: Narrator/storyteller, Eli, Samuel, God Narrator:       Let us go to the temple at Shiloh, in Israel, where the boy Samuel lives with the High Priest, Eli. Eli:      [Walks up the center aisle slowly, tapping his cane before him to find his way.  […]

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Temptation Lent Drama — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This is one of three readings used to explore the Lent theme: “Hineni: Here I Am” –  looking at the idea of spiritually showing up and saying ‘Yes’ to God’s call and invitation. Matthew 4:1-11   (slightly altered text) 3 Voices: Narrator, Tempter, Jesus Narrator: Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness […]

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Samuel (1) 3:1-10, Called — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Called: reading for 4 voices, 1 Samuel 3:1-10 — arranged by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson This reading can be used to explore the theme: “Hineni: Here I Am” –  looking at the idea of spiritually showing up and saying ‘Yes’ to God’s call and invitation. 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Four Voices: Narrator, Eli, God, Samuel Narrator: Now the […]

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Jonah 3:1-5,10 Drama — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

Dramatic presentation of Jonah 3:1-5,10 God changes… and invites us to change, too.     Printable ready-to-use copies of drama to download: WORD Dramatic interview of Mrs & Mr Jonah PDF Dramatic interview of Mrs & Mr Jonah Script Pray with me.  God may the words of our mouths and the thoughts of all of […]

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Luke 2:22-40, Anna & Simeon drama

Luke 2:22-40   First week after Christmas, Year B A drama for 2-voices — inspired by the New Revised Standard Version Readers:  Storyteller & Simeon Click here to download a ready-to-print copy of the complete script: PDF Luke 2, 22-40 drama for 2 readers.doc WORD Luke 2, 22-40 drama for 2 readers Script (also found in […]

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Genesis 1:26-31a, In Our Hands, an Earth Day drama

 “In Our Hands”  Genesis 1:26-31a This drama has been used at services focusing on the environment and caring for our world, including Earth Sunday, Blessing of the Animals Sunday, St Francis service. The source is unknown, and it has been modified over the years.  If you know who wrote the original, please let Worship Words […]

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Matthew 16:13-20 drama, Who do you think I am?

Matthew 16:13-20 (adapted from NRSV) Proper 16 (usually 12th Sunday of Pentecost), Year A Adapted by Ana Gobledale, UK Readers: Storyteller, Jesus, Simon Peter, Disciple 2 (optional) Script Storyteller: Today’s reading comes from Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 16, beginning with verse 13. Jesus, Peter and the other disciples enter the district of Caesarea Philippi. Listen carefully […]

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