College to Participate in the "Dead Man Walking" School Theatre Project

Release Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Chestnut Hill College Mask & Foil Drama Club in partnership with the Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation will participate in the “Dead Man Walking” School Theatre Project with a two performances of “Dead Man Walking” on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Gruber Theatre located in the Logue Library. 


The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project, which was founded in 2003, explores contemporary issues and gives youth a new way to think about the role of art in examining issues that affect society. By using a combination of academic discussion groups, prison visitation, and other activities with a theatre production of “Dead Man Walking,” students can create dialogue and contemplation on the death penalty.


As part of the project, schools producing the play must also agree to involve at least two other academic departments (law, sociology, criminal justice, etc.) to provide courses related to the death penalty and "Dead Man Walking." Art and music departments are also encouraged to develop related creative projects.


Since the launch of the project in the fall of 2003, more than 200 high schools and colleges across the country have produced the play, conducted academic courses on the death penalty, and brought the issue to life on their campuses through art, music, and public education and action events.


Tickets are for $5 for general admission and will be available at the door. For more information, please contact Jennifer Thorpe at 215.248.7118.


Note: For a PDF version of the promotional flyer, click here.