BFA’s Journey of Dead Man Walking

  • March: Brown bag lunch discussion sets the stage for an enriching production!

Naropa’s cast of Dead Man Walking watched and reflected on Sister Helen Prejean’s visit to Naropa last spring and shared their first thoughts and concerns on addressing the death penalty in this production. They gathered for a lunch meeting to discuss the DMW project with Candace Walworth, Peace Studies chair, Lee Worley, faculty member of the Performance and Education departments and Martine McDonald, alumna of the Peace Studies program.

“It was a fourth of a mile but spiritually I traveled a galaxy, because I finally saw poor people.”

-Sr. Helen Prejean on her first visit to St. Thomas housing project and the journey  to advocating for communities living in poverty.

(click to watch)

The group discussed their first thoughts and present knowledge of the death penalty and how they understand justice and forgiveness in their own life.

  • March: Watching Dead Man Walking for campus movie night was a moving, thought-provoking experience. You can watch the movie for free on Hulu.
  • Peace Studies, BFA and Education classes visit the Boulder County Jail. Blog reports to follow…
  • The BFA Performance cast of DMW at Naropa started a blog! Follow their rehearsals and reflections here.
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