Anthropos in association with Walking the dog Theater presents

The Gospel of John

performed by David Anderson, Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson

directed by Adrian Locher and Benedicta Bertau

By John the Evangelist, in a translation by Kalmia Bittleston U.S. Premiere produced by Walking the dog Theater in 2007. Originally devised by TaurusVoice Company, U.K.

"Charged with passion and power”

Click here to see a video excerpt



Three actors, using only two chairs, a table and a few cloths, bring to life the drama and poetry of the Gospel with stunning simplicity and imagination.


Presented in a way that makes the Gospel accessible to anyone, this 100-minute performance is a breathtaking journey into one of the world’s most beloved stories. The fast-paced action evokes all the tenderness, intimacy, passion, anger, and mystery of John the Evangelist’s poetic masterpiece.

The actual text of the Bible, not an interpretation or adaptation, in a modern yet poetic translation.

This live performance employs drama, choral speaking, storytelling and song.

*Photos by Iva Peele

"Meditative and almost balletic… beautifully stylised
and executed… excellent." (4 Stars)
                              - The Herald, Edinburgh Fringe, 2002

"An exceptional piece of stagecraft… No matter what your
religious belief – or lack of it – The Gospel of John is an
extraordinary evening of theatre. You'll find yourself thinking
about it, even discussing it with others, for days afterwards.
What could be more rewarding?"
                                                                - The Independent

"A terrific story with plot twists and turns that are classic.
Riveting… Dynamic… A wonder… Brilliant… the play has
resonance and strength… triumphs and mysteries."
                            - Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

"…a spiritual experience charged with passion and power."
                                           - The Stroud News and Journal

Host a Performance

Thank you for your interest in hosting a performance of The Gospel of John.

We have presented The Gospel of John for Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, The Christian Community, Christian Reformed Church, Evangelicals, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Mennonites, Methodists, Nazarenes, Presbyterians, The Salvation Army, and Unity.

All have praised it highly.

Many congregations have witnessed a strengthening of their community life by hosting this performance and inviting participation from other congregations. The Gospel of John has also been a church fundraiser (beyond covering the performance fees and expenses).

Here are some helpful links to information about how we can work together to bring The Gospel of John to your area.

Needs List
Press Release
Publicity Photo
Video Excerpt

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Upcoming Performances

Saturday, September 30 at 4:00pm
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
on Theater Row
United Solo Theatre Festival
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Tickets: $37.25 at the door or Telecharge 212-239-6200;

Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Fountain Hall
Camphill Village Copake
Hall Pond Lane
Copake, NY
$10 admission

Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm   
Talk by Dr. James Dyson
The Unfinished Symphony of Steiner's Mystery Dramas
an Introduction to the Dramatic Reading of 
Future Dawning, a New Mystery Drama by Glen Williamson
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Village
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 4, 9:15am-6:35pm
All-day, full-cast, semi-staged reading of
Future Dawning
a new mystery drama
(the next incarnation . . . in the not-too-distant future)
written by Glen Williamson
directed by Laurie Portocarrero
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Village
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Monday Evening, November 20
The Incarnation of the Logos
The Christian Community
Fair Oaks, California

Tuesday Evening, November 21
The Incarnation of the Logos
Reno, Nevada
Time and Venue TBA

Sunday, November 26 at 12:15 pm
The Incarnation of the Logos
Michael Sophia Chapel
Denver Christian Community
2180 South Madison St.
Denver, CO

December 2017 and January 2018 Tour
Now Booking
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Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
The Refugees' Tale (based on Goethe's Green Snake parable)
with Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson
Fountain Hall
Camphill Village
Copake, NY

Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 pm
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM

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