Just Peace Players

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Plays

All plays can be performed for Sunday morning worship services and other events. When we perform we provide a literature table with information related to the major themes in the play and appropriate denominational resources. We remain after the performance for a discussion with the congregation, and encourage other performing groups to do so the same. 

We are members of the United Church of Christ, and write with our denomination in mind. All works can be adapted for other denominations. Please credit the Just Peace Players with the original work.  All material is under copyright and can be photocopied for one time use.

Sticks and Stones                                                        

This play is a call to stand up and end bullying of all varieties.  A strong message to children and adults, this play invites all who listen to consider their own part; whether bystander or upstander!

I Love to Tell the Stories                                         

We will perform this play until there is no longer a need to tell the stories. This play is a dramatic presentation of the true stories of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people and our allies. We explore God’s call to love our neighbors and to make our churches inclusive Open and Affirming communities, places of welcome and safety for everyone.  

God is Still Speaking: Come, Listen!    

 Hear God speaking in new ways as we tell deeply moving stories of people of faith from around the world. Through song, poetry, drama, and prayer we invite the congregation to reclaim what it means to be a Christian and how we can reach out to our neighbors in a spirit of faith, hope and love.   

A Small World    

 Gain a new perspective on our world as we view it through the eyes of someone who has never been here before. Through song, poetry, rap, drama, and prayer we invite the congregation to begin to discern how our decisions impact our neighbors and how we can live justly in our divided world.   

The Jubilee Review    

This is a dramatic and humorous review of biblical concepts of jubilee and economic justice. Through song, poetry, drama and prayer we invite the audience to use the lenses of faith to imagine a world of peace and justice for all of God?s people. 

Called to Be Peacemakers    

 The focus is on our biblical call to be peacemakers. Through song, poetry, drama and prayer we invite the congregation to listen to God’s call and discern how each of us can live out this call in our daily lives.   

Hallowed Be Thy Name    

This play focuses on issues of inclusive language and images of God. Members of the congregation are encouraged to expand their awareness of the sacred and holy in their lives, and imagine God in new ways.    

Bible Studies

Transforming Hearts through Liturgical Arts: A Bible Study Guide

 This nine-week bible study guide invites people to use a wide range of creative arts as a way of expressing how they interpret and experience scripture. Participants are encouraged to explore God?s call to do justice in their lives and world, and to respond to this call in new ways.  It is especially interesting to youth and adults.  

 Transforming Hearts through Liturgical Arts: A Bible Study on Economic Justice

This nine-week bible study guides invites people to use a wide range of creative arts to explore questions about faith and economic justice. Original dramas by the Players encourage people to consider biblical texts in a contemporary context. 

Other Resources

 Bringing God’s Word Alive

This booklet that  provides a method for creating a liturgical drama troupe based on the principles of the Just Peace Players. It includes a variety of liturgical dramas so that your drama group will have an idea of the range of resources it is possible to create.     
Ordering Resources

 Contact the Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle at [email protected] to order resources.  All material is under copyright and can be photocopied for one time use.