By Greg Callaghan, National Coordinator, Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project
April 16, 2012
The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project was thrilled to attend the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California, at the end of March. Students from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana performed highlights of the play as part of the Savings, Accountability and Full Enforcement for California Act (SAFE California) rally to replace the death penalty in the state. The scenes that the students performed were very powerful, and showed the unique way that the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project encourages young people to think about and respond to the death penalty. Students from Mater Dei and other California high schools are available to perform a short selection of scenes at your parish or community center. Please contact us for more information.
Performances of “Dead Man Walking” continue this spring at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, April 19-21; Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California, April 25-28; Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, April 26-29; and Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, May 3-5.
We are currently booking schools to participate in the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project for the 2012-2013 school year. If you know of a high school or college in your community that may be interested in participating in the project, please contact the national coordinator, Greg Callaghan by e-mail or by phone at (415) 469-9149.