This dramatic portrait, featuring Still Point Founder/Artistic Director Lisa Wagner-Carollo, follows Dorothy Day from her days as a 17 year-old Greenwich Village bohemian through her later years as a tireless champion of social justice. Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day has been touring the U.S. since May of 1990, and has also been presented internationally at the Pax Christi International Conference in Assisi, Italy in 1995, and at the 1999 Parliament of World Religions in Cape Town, South Africa.
Deep Listening is a one-person play exploring the subjects of death, dying and end of life care. The play conveys valuable insights to caregivers. While conducting research interviews with healthcare providers, playwright Teresa Weed was informed that, “As a culture, we are dying very badly.” This vivid, moving play focuses attention on a stark reality we all face, but which is rarely addressed openly in our society. Deep Listening engages the audience with familiar stories, gentle humor and simple songs, reinforcing palliative education while candidly exploring the reality of what it is like to “look death in the face” on a daily basis.
Strong Women is a short theatrical piece created from poetry written by women incarcerated at the Cook County Jail, as part of Still Point’s Persephone Project. This piece communicates the thoughts and feelings of incarcerated women to the general public in order to break down stereotypes and encourage awareness regarding the U.S. criminal justice system. This raw, moving performance explores the shock of arrival and the anguish of mothers being separated from their children. Confronting abuses past and present, the characters embark on a journey of healing and growth. Presented from the prisoner’s point of view, Strong Women is a window into the personal experience of incarceration, and represents a ritual of self-liberation.
Living Water is based on the true resurrection story of St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in New Orleans. In the wake of the floods that devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Archdiocese was faced with an economic crisis, and St. Gabriel was scheduled to be closed along with 27 other parishes. A decision was made to rebuild on their own; and the entire congregation, led by Father Doug Doussan and Sister Kathleen Pittman, set about the seemingly impossible task of trying to restore both the neighborhood and the parish.