Compassion Plays uses live theater and facilitated dialogue to reduce prejudice and inspire transformative conversation.
If your school is questioning how it will address the emboldened white supremacist movement, please consider bringing Horizon Line to your Campus. Horizon Line is one of three plays WJC/Encompass has available for touring to schools, community organizations and conferences. Each play features a solo actor performing a range of characters over the course of a 30 to 40-minute play. Before and immediately following the performance, a professional facilitator engages the audience in a structured discussion of the characters and ideas presented in the play. The full duration of the program is approximately 90-minutes.
What are the seeds of prejudice? Horizon Line explores bias motivated behavior through the eyes of Danny Curtis - a young white man on a path of escalating destruction - and the people in his life who influence his choices, for better and for worse. Horizon Line tells a story of conflicting impulses and loyalties in the life of an impressionable young man. Danny loves art and yearns to create a happy picture of himself and his world. But his desire to fit in - to be seen, to be heard - lead him toward acts that destroy property, frighten people and place his own future and the future of others in jeopardy.