Welcome to The WordPlayers

A Company of Christian Theatre Artists

10-2011 Appeal E-mail Image 1 Our mission is to produce excellent theatre, telling culturally-relevant stories from a faith-based perspective. With touring shows throughout East TN, MainStage shows in Knoxville theatre venues, and other programming, The WordPlayers delights in influencing and entertaining with Christ-centered art. The WordPlayers encourages a positive, loving and creative work environment for artists.

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Walk, Don't Ride

Black History Month Touring Show (Feb. 2018)

The Refugee King

Spring Touring Show (Mar-Apr 2018)

This Spring, experience the Gospel unfolding at a kitchen table like yours in the fresh, vibrant, one-act play with music, The Refugee King.

It’s not like anything you’ve seen; it’s like everything we look for.

Love. Costs. Something.

Playback Theatre

Creating Community one story at a time

2017-2018 Season

See our full lineup of MainStage and Touring shows

2017-2018 Season

See Rock City by Arlene Hutton is the sequel to last season’s delightful Last Train to Nibroc. We’ll celebrate the holidays with A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas by Laurie Brooks, and finish the season with Jane Eyre, The Musical next summer.

Past Shows

Since we began in the mid-1990’s, we’ve performed a great deal of shows. Take a look at our rich production history!

Help Us!

In order to put on our shows, we need help from our faithful fans, friends, and families. Thankfully, God and all of our supporters have been very generous and helpful in the past. If you find our ministry to be a worthy cause, we encourage you to consider making a donation to our non-profit organization.