The Catholic Mobilizing Network and the Dead Man Walking School Theater Project are proud to offer a new version of the one-act play of Dead Man Walking penned by Joshua Goode. This short play can be a great resource for church communities which are interested in joining the growing number of people of faith who are exploring the religious, moral and ethical dimensions of capital punishment in the United States. Young adults, religious education classes, or other parish groups who care to learn more about Sister Helen Prejean and her journey to expand the discourse on social justice and human rights can perform the play. Scroll below the form to see a sample video and more information.
Here is a version of the play performed at the November 2012 Ignatian Solidarity Network Teach-In:
About the Author
Joshua is a director, playwright and adapter currently living in Washington DC. After graduating from Georgetown in 2010, he has spent two years serving in Teach for America. Most recently, his play Tree House was selected as a part of the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage festival and received a workshop production by Welders Theatre at Theatre J. Beginning in the fall of 2012, he will be moving to Chicago to serve as the Artistic Apprentice for Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
You are welcome to use the video for your own discussion and study groups. Please consider a donation to CMN for its use.
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