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Igniting faith within the Church today with dramas about Christian heroes of the past.

“I want you to get out there and walk – better yet, run! – on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline – not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.”

-Ephesians 4:2&3 (The Message)


“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8

We need to be reminded that the Lord is quick to forgive and is patient with our shortcomings. It helps us to walk in the path He has for us. When we see Him at work in the lives of real people right out of history, who struggled and even had a few epic fails, it encourages and ignites our own faith to trust in His goodness and faithfulness.


“Remember your leaders who spoke the Word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7

There were many ordinary people whose lives reflected the goodness and love of God. We see it in how their transformed lives were lived for others. However, transformation is a slow process of learning to trust God, his Word and then walk in obedience to it. We need to see examples of this!


“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20

The Lord has a purpose for each of us, but we often listen to our doubts and fears. We let so many things distract us from pursuing God’s purpose for us. However, our story is still being written and God can do much with a surrendered life. We need good examples to challenge and ignite our faith.

Why Work With Deanna?

Something Different for your Church

People love story. We need to be sharing the stories of ‘heroes of the faith’ who have changed our world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I bring their stories to life in a very visual way. 

Through my one-person dramas I show audiences how God has been at work, throughout history, in the lives of ordinary people, like: Corrie ten Boom, George Muller, Gladys Aylward, John Newton, Elizabeth Fry or William Carey. Not to mention a dramatization of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, called He’s Alive!

Their stories are sure to ignite faith and inspire both believers and non-believers in the things of God. Each drama has been carefully researched to capture the history of the time and their mark on our world for Christ. Their stories emphasize different spiritual themes listed on each web page.

Dramas sure to make audiences LAUGH, CRY, PRAY!  If you are interested, check out my STATEMENT OF FAITH


Click on the Images to Find Out More About Each One

Performing Parables

“Captivating!” “An amazing experience!” “Very relevant.” “You did a wonderful job showing us who she was.” “A delight!” “It really blessed us!” “You brought us right back to the cross.” “Our young people were completely engaged.”

Comments from Richmond Hill Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
How Does It Work?

Because my dramas involve only one person there is very little preparation needed on your part; other than providing a headpiece microphone and a cleared, raised stage approximately 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep. You may also need to provide some simple props like a table, chairs, etc. I also have promotional material in the way of posters, power point and video that you can use for your event.


Do you have an event coming up, or a special service? Your date might be available, so Let’s Connect. Know that I require billeting before or after your event.


Each drama has a variety of themes. Are you wanting a drama about forgiveness, serving, surrender, prayer or God’s grace? Maybe you have a favorite hero of the faith?


Click on the Let’s Connect! button anywhere on my website. I’ll answer any of your questions and would love to find out more about your ministry or event.
How Much Does It Cost?

With over 35 years of writing and performing experience you will not be disappointed in the message or quality of the drama. I was trained by Covenant Player, out of Los Angeles, in the early 80’s, where I learned how to share the gospel through drama. My Christian heroes’ stories have been carefully researched to hold true to the history of the time and the mark each one made for the kingdom of God. Let’s connect so that I can discover more about you, your ministry and the event you have in mind. We’ll also discuss the cost involved in inviting me. I try to accommodate all groups, no matter how big or small. You are required to cover my travel costs to your location, meals and accommodations (I prefer people’s homes to hotels).

ABOUT Deanna

I’ve been sharing my dramas about Christian ‘heroes of the faith’ since 2006, with over a hundred different churches and their ministries, from a variety of denominations. I appreciate the people that I have met within the body of Christ; many quickly feel like family. They might be the people who host me in their homes, the ministry leaders who work tirelessly in their communities or the people who are encouraged by the stories.
I know that as I research and share the lives of these heroes of the faith, I have been challenged in my own walk with God, right along with my audiences. As a result, for nearly fifteen years, I have been volunteering at my local correctional center. With a small group of Christian women from different churches, we have been using our gifts and abilities to introduce women inmates to the goodness and love of God. We have been blessed to see many come to faith through the years.

More about me and my family

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Do you have a church service, outreach ministry or special event where you are looking for something that will ignite and inspire faith while sharing the gospel? Learn more to see if Acting Up! Drama will be a fit for your ministry.

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