Compassion Plays Special Presentation Series

August 2nd, 7th, and 21st, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Western Justice Center
55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA

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Join us for one, two, or all three nights

The Compassion Plays Program is ideal for presentations to students, professional development trainings for educators, lawyers, and more. These free presentations are offered for our guests to experience the program first-hand to decide if it’s the right fit for their school or organization.

The Compassion Plays program offers three one-person plays, each with a professionally facilitated pre and post show discussion.  The program utilizes live theater to develop understanding of experiences or identities substantially different from our own.


"Wheels" by Peter Howard - performed by Frankie Garces

"Wheels" explores immigration, xenophobia and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship through the eyes of Oscar, a 15 year old Salvadoran-American youth and the people he encounters on his first journey through the maze of the DMV. Oscar is a young man on the move.

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"Horizon Line" by Peter Howard - performed by Kevin Blake

"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.


"Kick" by Peter Howard - performed by DeLanna Studi

"Kick" explores racial stereotyping and the American Indian mascot issue through the eyes of Grace Greene, one of the few Native American students at Newman High School. When Grace decides to take a stand against her school’s “brave” mascot, she learns that sometimes sports are far more than just fun and games.

*Compassion Plays is an ENCOMPASS program of the Western Justice Center. All actors are exclusively contracted through Actors Equity Association, the union of professional stage performers.