Jesuit High School of Sacramento Drama Director Ed Trafton discusses a scene Wednesday with Mayme O'Toole, 17, a student actor from St. Francis High School. The JHS produced drama premiers Thursday Nov. 2. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)
(Sacramento) November 3, 2011 — The curtain rises tonight on Sacramento Jesuit High School's production Imago Dei: Journeys of Courage, Hope & Home. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA hopes the play will allow audiences to 'stand in the shoes' of forcibly displaced people and refugees to gain a deeper understanding of what life is like for them.
For a sneak peek behind the scenes of the new drama, written and produced by Jesuit High School students in Sacramento, watch the videos below. Imago Dei: Journeys of Courage, Hope & Home is about the experiences of refugees and the forcibly displaced and based on Jesuit Refugee Service's 30 years of accompaniment, service and advocacy on behalf of refugees.
Follow these links for more information about the genesis of the play:
JHS Sacramento producing play about refugees (Oct. 21, 2011)
JHS Sacramento drama about refugees opens this week (Oct. 31, 2011)