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Dramatix Christian Drama A large variety of English scripts from around the world. Find scripts by category, theme, scripture, or search the entire site. Submit your own scripts to share with others, or request a script on a specific theme.
Holidays/Remembrances: Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, September 11, Good Friday, Halloween.
Types of Material: Slice of life, Puppets, Musicals & longer productions, Mime, Humor, Mission.
Skits for the Sanctuary has an extensive collection of skits based on various Bible stories. They also offer scripts for many of the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Years A, B, & C).
Holidays: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost
Books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Job, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, James, 1 JohnTypes of materials: skits, clown, full-length dramas, monologues, mimes, puppet play
Bob Snook's Christian Scripts This website has a huge collection of scripts. There are many for many different occasions and themes, and every script lists the number of characters and the length up front. A thematic index has also been added that makes the site easier to navigate.
Holidays/Celebrations: Valentine's Day, Palm Sunday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day, July 4 (American Independence Day), Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Types of Material: Sketches, Puppet shows
The His Company Catalogue The material from this site is compelling. It features Biblical characters, but still approaches questions from a new angle, and includes sketches, monologues, and full-length productions. Every script comes with a synopsis, anticipated length, rating, and two different viewing formats, making it easier to preview scripts without having to read the entire script.
Holidays: Christmas, Presentation at the Temple, Passion Week, Good Friday, Easter, Resurrection
Biblical Characters: Mary, Jesus, Andrew, James, James (the lesser), John, Judas, Matthew, Nathanael, Peter, Philip, Simon Zealot, Thaddaeus, Thomas, Anna the Prophetess, Ruth, Elizabeth
Types of materials: Monologues, Sketches, Musicals, One-acts, Three-acts, Worship Resources
Dramamission.com The scripts of Justyn Walker can now be found at this site. This is an extensive collection, including scripts suitable for church audiences, outreach, celebrations (i.e. Christmas), and longer productions. It also includes some scripts by other authors.
Holidays: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter
Biblical Characters: David & Goliath, Jonah, Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego, Daniel, Namaan, Noah.
Types of Material: Sketches, Productions, Humorous, Outreach.
Scripts by David Marsh An extensive collection scripts of a former Willow Creek writer available for free. The scripts mostly have small casts and are short in length.
Holidays: Easter, Christmas
Types of Material: Prayer / Study / Fellowship, Salvation / Christianity, Christian Living, Commitment to Christ, Parenting, Overcoming Sin, Evangelism.
Potted Jam offers a well-organized site with lots of quality scripts! Look up scripts by title, Bible verse, theme, or church calendar. Also includes a rating system that lets you know how well the script worked in performance. Holidays: Christmas, Transfiguration, Passion Week, Good Friday, Easter, Pentacost
Biblical Characters: Gideon, Peter, Tabitha, Mary, Shepherds
First Acts and Sermon Starter Theater offer many scripts on a variety of themes. First Acts contains longer scripts, while Sermon Starter Theater offers a quick intro to a sermon.
Holidays: Christmas, New Year's, Passion Week, Good Friday, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Biblical Characters: Deborah, Ezekiel, Jacob & Esau, John the Baptist, Jonah, Joshua, Mary & Martha, Moses, Noah, Jesus
Types of materials: Lighthearted, dramatic, and children's
Dramatic License features a solid collection of scripts, mainly geared towards children's groups or teacher training, written by Nina Wallestad, a MN mom who also directs her church's elementary drama team.
From the Bible: Abraham (Sodom & Gomorrah, Genesis 18:16--17:29); Samsom (Judges 13--16); Esther; Amos 8:11-13; Matthew 3:13-17 (baptism); Matthew 5:13-16 (being salt); Matthew 6:19-24; 1 Peter 2:13-25 (treasure in heaven); Matthew 16:13-16, 1 John 4:14,15, Isaiah 53:5,6 (Who is Jesus?); Mark 1:35 (quiet time with God); Mark 2:1-11, Luke 5:17-26 (Paralyzed man); Mark 14:12-26 (the new covenant in communion); Luke 5:27-32, Matthew 9:9-13 (calling of Levi); Luke 6:17-36 (the Beatitudes); spiritual fruit; healing at Bethesda; John 6:1-15; Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:23-25 (Christian fellowship)
Types of materials: Teacher training scripts, evangelistic scripts.
Drama Southwest A site offering free scripts (and other resources). Built for churches in the southwest part of the UK (but available and useful to all).
From the Bible: David
Please note: The top ten list is not done according to any set criteria; rather, it is a reflection of the sites which I use first when I'm looking for a piece to do. Generally, the sites that are on the top are the ones that contain quality scripts, contain synopses of scripts, and, overall, are user-friendly. I anticipate that the order will change over time as new sites are added and as old sites are updated.
I'm updating as often as I can, but it's hard to keep up with all the material that's out there. If you know of any good sites or have any questions or comments, please email me at email@example.com.