How much do these scripts cost?
What part of free don't you understand?
Free means no charge, no fee, no royalties, no commission.
Free to download.
Free to copy and distribute.
Free to perform.
Free, even if you make money from performances.
Do not send me any money.
Did I mention that these scripts are free?
Do I need permission to perform these scripts?
No. If it would make you feel better to have my permission,
here it is: You have my permission, signed Bob Snook.
There, doesn't that feel a lot better now?
Those of you who have been ruthlessly and callously
performing my scripts all these years without permission,
all is forgiven.
Do I have any obligations regarding performances?
No. You don't have to notify me of performances.
You don't have to reveal my name to your audience.
Your only obligation is to maintain the copyright
information at the bottom of all script copies.
How do I find a script on a specific subject?
At the top of the page is an alphabet of key word indexes.
Click on the letter for the subject you are interested in.
For example, Parable of the Talents: click on P or T
All the scripts containing Parable are listed in the P's.
All the scripts containing Talents are listed in the T's.
What are those numbers on top of all the scripts?
They tell you the run time and the sex of the actors.
6' = approximate run time is 6 minutes.
2m3f = the cast is 2 males and 3 females.
4' = approximate run time is 4 minutes.
2m?f = the play was written for 2 males, but, one or
more parts could be females with little or no rewrite.
Note: *' indicates that the script's run time is
longer than nine minutes. There are 5 full-length plays.
How can I download a copy of one of your scripts?
Once you can read the script on your monitor,
click on FILE,
click SAVE AS,
find a folder on your hard drive to save it in,
Select Type: HTM/HTML or TXT.
If you don't specify Type,
it will be SAVEd as Type HTM/HTML.
click on SAVE.
How do I open the script once it's on my computer?
If you SAVEd the script as Type HTM/HTML,
view it with your Internet browser.
If you SAVEd the script as Type TXT
you may view it with NOTEPAD or any word processor.
In both cases,
click on FILE,
click on OPEN FILE,
find the folder you SAVEd it in,
click on the filename you SAVEd.
What if I just want to print the script and not save it?
From your Internet Browser,
Click on PRINT.
Or click on FILE,
click on PRINT.
Can I change or edit your scripts?
1. You may not sell the changed scripts.
2. Do not print my name in programs or playbills.
(in other words, don't associate me with your changes)
3. All scripts must include:
"Based on a play by Bob Snook"
Here's how to edit a script:
If you SAVEd the script as type TXT,
you may add, change or delete on any word processor.
If you SAVEd the script as type HTM/HTML,
you may add, change or delete on a web page editor.
Can I video tape or film your plays?
Yes, and you may sell the tapes and films. But...
1. You may not sell screen plays based on my scripts.
2. All screen plays must include:
"Based on a play by Bob Snook"
Can I translate your scripts to other languages?
1. You must translate the copyright information too.
2. You may not sell the translated scripts.
3. Don't reinvent the wheel:
My scripts have already been translated to a half
dozen languages. Check with church leaders and
drama teams in the target country to see if
translations already exist.
Can I offer your scripts on my web site?
Yes. You may link to my web site.
Or you may store my scripts on your web site.
1. All scripts must contain the copyright information.
2. You may not sell the scripts.
3. You may not charge per-script fees for retrieval.
What do those abbreviated stage instructions mean?
On stage, facing the audience:
L = Left side of the stage
R = Right side of the stage
C = Center between L & R
U = Upstage, farthest from the audience
D = Downstage, nearest to the audience
B = Backstage, out of sight beyond Upstage
O = Offstage, out of sight beyond Left or Right
Who are you? And why aren't you taking your medication?
I'm Bob Snook. I'm 64 y/o, married, two adult children.
My home church is Saddleback Church, America's second
largest protestant church and the largest baptist church.
I did almost nothing with my writing talent until I
became a Christian twenty years ago. (short testimony)
For the last 12 years I have worked as a security guard
on the graveyard shift. This allows me to write Christian
scripts and web pages 7 1/2 hours per day and get paid
for it. That's why my scripts are free.
By the way, did I mention that these scripts are free?