"Our Answer is God. God's answer is us. Through partnership we make our world better."
- Dorian Scott Cole

Plays

Free! These three plays, or dramatic readings, are royalty free as an introduction to the works of Dorian Scott Cole.

The Road to Emmaus A staged reading or play based on Luke 24.

The emphasis of this play is the transforming power and the effect in people's lives - the message - which is as alive, relevant, and powerful in today's contemporary setting as then, and worth taking to others. Download PDF.

Martin Luther King Amos 5:24.

A staged reading or play based on Amos 5:24 and the King sermon, "I Have a Dream." Download PDF.

Christ the King A staged reading or play based on Colossians 1:10 - 20

Key concepts: We are in the Kingdom of Christ. Through him we gain: Forgiveness and reconciliation to God; Strength, patience, and endurance. God dwells in Christ to reconcile all things, making peace by the cross. Download PDF.

I have been studying communications and communicating professionally since the 1960s. In this short article, learn a little from my experience: Communicating the Message Effectively.

Lectionary Series Plays

Plays in the list below are based on the Common Lectionary and should appear approximately one month before the lectionary date. Royalties are based on cumulative (aggregate) audience size, not on individual performances. Royalty and adaptation information.

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June 1, 08 Yes Yes 1 - 3 The True Followers
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Common Lectionary:
June 1, 2008: Matthew 7: 21--29

Expanded: Matthew 7: 13--28

The theme of this passage is that good things don't come from rotten things, but only from good things. The true followers of Jesus do good things. Some mimic the true followers with fine speeches and actions, but they are not following Jesus' ways. They are like the illusions of magic shows that fool those who want to be deceived.
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June 8 Yes Yes 1 - 3 What a Sacrifice!
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Common Lectionary:
June 8, 2008: Matthew 9: 9--13, 18--26

Expanded: Matthew 9: 1--26

The theme of this passage is that God’s mercy is central to his message. “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,” explains his mission to the shunned and sick, the unforgiven, and why he didn’t need to come to the religious elite. Sacrificing was a primary part of Jewish religion, and had become institutionalized at the Temple in unfitting ways. The trappings of a religion that had become partners with the government, such as sacrificing and fasting, feasting, and socializing only with the elite, are not what God asks of us.
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June 8 Yes No 1 - 3 Sunday Morning Quarterback
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Common Lectionary:
July 8, 2008: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Expanded: Matthew 11:1-30

The theme of this passage is that many people won't allow themselves to accept what God offers. Jesus parades them before us: The spectators who never take part in anything. The armchair quarterbacks who analyze but never play the game. The wise who are locked into lofty enigmas with no logical answer, so they can never believe. Those looking for a temporary pastime to amuse them for a time, but never become engaged. Those biased by politics and worldly ways. Those who judge by appearances, but never look at the heart or deeds. Would they recognize a bird if it landed on their arm? The invitation is open for a light load if they could only allow themselves to accept.
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