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Paul, John Steven

SOUL PURPOSE is the liturgical drama troupe of the Valparaiso University Theatre (Valparaiso, IN). Founded in 1987, by John Steven Paul, Soul Purpose companies of six to eight actors have performed for churches, colleges, seminaries, high schools, religious convocations and fellowship organizations across the United States. More than one hundred fifty Valparaiso University students have participated in the program during the past sixteen years. The troupe’s repertoire of a score of original plays is based on Scripture readings chosen for the Revised Common Lectionary and designated to be red on particular Sundays of the Church Year. The Soul Purpose plays are designed to be parts of liturgical settings and to be performed in the sanctuary. The plays have served as dramatic proclamations of the Gospel for nearly two hundred Christian congregations.

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