Schedule a Performance

To schedule the performance of a single Soul Purpose play or an evening of plays, songs, prayers, and discussion, contact Dr. John Steven Paul, Department of Theatre, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN 46383, call (219) 464-5092, or e-mail john.paul@valpo.edu. References and recommendations upon request. In return for a performance Soul Purpose requests



  1. Travel expense payment of $300, $400 if a Saturday night performance is included.
  2. One meal per day or a $10 meal reimbursement for each travel day for each member of the traveling company. Traveling companies usually number 8-10.
  3. One night's lodging for the traveling company if the sponsoring congregation is more than 75 miles from Valparaiso. Soul Purpose actors are happy to lodge with members of the congregation.
  4. Gifts in support of the Soul Purpose ministry beyond expenses are at the discretion of the congregation. Such donations make this drama ministry possible.


Dr. John Steven Paul and members of Soul Purpose offer drama workshops in conjunction with Soul Purpose performances. Geared to high school youth and young adults, Soul Purpose workshops combine Bible study with an improvisational approach to creating plays for performance in the chancel. Workshops (5-6 hours in length) accommodate 10-25 participants. A great idea for a youth program and, perhaps, the first step in creating a liturgical drama troupe at your church. Inquire about available dates. Fee: $500.