On March 24, at the LA Religious Education Congress, Sister Helen Prejean spoke about her journey. Mater Dei theatre students were invited to perform some monologues from the play Dead Man Walking. We presented this play last fall as part of our annual cross-curriculum event Project: Discourse. It was an honor to perform some monologues at the Anaheim Convention Center last weekend.
Our students not only performed for a large crowd, but they spent a great deal of time with Sister Helen Prejean. While rehearsing the play last fall, these students researched the efforts of Sister Helen Prejean. At the Congress, after they performed, she asked them to accompany her to her speech. During this time she inspried them and had a memorable dialogue. We finished our day by attending her speech and forever being moved by Sister Helen’s powerful message.
The play Dead Man Walking was written by Tim Robbins and is only avaliable for schools and churches to produce. For more information about the play, please visit the national webiste dmwplay.org