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MISSION

Igniting Hearts:  We aspire to transport you to historical Biblical moments and back again.  We want you to walk away having experienced the full measure of God's love... KNOWING that you can experience His power and provision in your life too.

 

Plays on Word Theater is a touring Christian Missionary, and 501(c)(3) corporation, which exists to illustrate the scripture and illuminate its truth through visual, audio and tactile theatrical performances.

 

Road Mapping the Future: Through the monthly and yearly support of donors, Plays On Word Theater will continue to travel the mission field with an expanded catalogue for performances in churches, schools, prisons and communities across the United States and globe.

A Touring Christian Missionary that Uplifts, Edifies & Ignites Audiences... Illuminating God’s Word, Live on Stage!

"The preaching, the acting, all of it comes together and works together in the delivery of the Word of God."

~ Fred Kenney, Jr.

HIS

VINEYARD

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation."

 

~ Mark 16:15

Throughout Scripture the image of the vineyard proves God’s incredible love for His people and the unimaginable care He bestows on them…on us. We serve a God who wants to remain in a personal relationship with us. He wants to care for us, keep us for his own and is faithful even when we aren’t. The vineyard proves to be a paradigm of hope. It shines a spotlight on God’s continual nurturing and provision.

 

As we walk among His vineyard, His missionary field, our heart is to act as a willing vessel in the care of God’s people. We aim not to SOLVE the problems of our audiences but to be the beacon (and reminder) that points to the One Who WILL stand with them throughout the joy and the pain…amidst the chaos and turmoil...and ultimate restoration.  Scripture proves God's faithfulness throughout.  Plays On Word is just the willing vessel blessed to help shine a light on His Truth in a creative and thought provoking way.

THE

PEOPLE

HOW

IT ALL WORKS...

1. CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

 

At present, Fred Kenney, Jr. performs three plays: “Pete”, “Joe” and "Christmas Joe”.  Both “Pete” & “Joe” run about 90 minutes, with no intermission.  They both include original music performed. “Christmas Joe” runs about 15-20 minutes and is often accompanied by a Christmas concert for a total of 90 - 120 minutes, again with no intermission.

2.That’s Right, NO CHARGE —

 

Through our visual sermons we minister and entertain as a faith based public charity bringing hope through the Word of God… at NO cost to the community.

 

Although “Plays On Word Theater” does not charge for its performances, we will accept an honorarium or love offering. We like to leave that conversation, however, between leadership and the Good Lord to determine what and how to give.

3. PROPOSED DATES

 

• If you’re interested in moving forward, please fill out this EVENT FORM. We'll also ask for 2-3 proposed dates so we can check our CALENDAR to coordinate.

• Please snap a few pictures (on a mobile phone is fine) of the sanctuary or spot we will be performing the play.  This helps to get a lay of the land prior to arrival.  Please send to the email address indicated on the form.

4. MARKETING MATERIALS

 

We also take away the guess work from advertising by providing templated marketing material that churches/ communities can run use to promote their event. Materials include: • 8.5" x 11" flyer •  2-up on an 8.5" x 11” for smaller handouts • social media graphics... Again, at no charge.

IT'S

HISTORY

From Supporting Cast to Center Stage — Artist and Thespian Creates a "Christian Soul" Grove of His Very Own

After years of creating great music and working with some of R&B’s well known names; like Kindred and the Family Soul, Vivian Green, Carol Riddick, Lady Alma and Jasmine Sullivan, producer/writer/performer Fred David Kenney, Jr. is taking center stage as Founder and Artistic Director of Plays On Word Theater. Performing an arsenal of one-man (one God) Biblical plays illuminating God’s truth throughout scripture, Fred adds a musical score to his plays that illustrates a clear direction in Fred’s life.

 

Born and raised on the New Jersey shore and the oldest of three boys, Fred Kenney, Jr. began cultivating that relationship with the Lord when he was just a little boy.  And he’s been fine-tuning those God-given skills ever since.  “It all started in about the fourth grade when my parents purchased a trumpet so I could play in the grammar school band.  Later, my Pop single-handedly lugged in a broken down piano and my two brothers and I started playing that as well.”  Future additions of guitars, drums and a keyboard prove to have paid off with all three brothers entrenched in the creative industry.  Ben Kenney is a recording artist and professional bass player while Michael Kenney is a photographer and musical hobbyist.  Fred’s love for music and drama continued on through his high school years where Fred was named “Best Thespian” at Manasquan High School down the Jersey Shore.

 

Although Fred has walked with his Lord since youth, his debut CD , “My Life… a Jesus Remix”, was the first project done solely in the name and power of Jesus Christ.  And now, the original musical scores, for his performances at Plays On Word Theater, continue to shine a light on Fred’s “Christian Soul” journey in the Music for his Maker.

 

A self proclaimed “Bible fiend”, the reality of Fred Kenney, Jr’s relationship with Christ and depth of knowledge of the Word, rings clear through every monologue and every melody.

 

Fred currently balances his time as a Pastor & Worship Leader for Calvary Chapel Living Water in Toms River, NJ.  Oh yeah and husband to his other (creative) half, and true help-soul mate, Katie.

 

 

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CONTACT INFO

P.O. BOX 700 • BRICK, NJ 08723

+1 (732) 800 2304

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1. CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

 

At present, Fred Kenney, Jr. performs three plays: “Pete”, “Joe” and "Christmas Joe”.  Both “Pete” & “Joe” run about 90 minutes, with no intermission.  They both include original music performed. “Christmas Joe” runs about 15-20 minutes and is often accompanied by a Christmas concert for a total of 90 - 120 minutes, again with no intermission.

2.That’s Right, NO CHARGE —

 

Through our visual sermons we minister and entertain as a faith based public charity bringing hope through the Word of God… at NO cost to the community.

 

Although “Plays On Word Theater” does not charge for its performances, we will accept an honorarium or love offering. We like to leave that conversation, however, between leadership and the Good Lord to determine what and how to give.

3. PROPOSED DATES

 

• If you’re interested in moving forward, please fill out this EVENT FORM. We'll also ask for 2-3 proposed dates so we can check our CALENDAR to coordinate.

• Please snap a few pictures (on a mobile phone is fine) of the sanctuary or spot we will be performing the play.  This helps to get a lay of the land prior to arrival.  Please send to the email address indicated on the form.

4. MARKETING MATERIALS

 

We also take away the guess work from advertising by providing templated marketing material that churches/ communities can run use to promote their event. Materials include: • 8.5" x 11" flyer •  2-up on an 8.5" x 11” for smaller handouts • social media graphics... Again, at no charge.

ABOUT FRED D. KENNEY, JR