Dead Man Walking | San Jose City Lights Theater Benefit with Sister Prejean

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to photograph San Jose City Lights Theater Company’s promotional pictures for Theatre Bay Area magazine. It’s very exciting to have my first magazine cover! The publicity piece is for their current show Dead Man Walking.

Last weekend I attended the company’s benefit dinner and show where I had the great privilege of meeting Sister Helen Prejean in person. She is truly one incredible woman with the kindest heart, broadest smile and a sense of humor that would make any nun blush! She really is an American icon; spreading the word of compassion for all beings. Her story is incredible, so much so that there was a blockbuster film based on her book and Sean Penn won the academy award for best actor playing the inmate that sparked her mission.

The play is running through February 21st and I can’t recommend it highly enough. A superb rendition that will not leave a dry eye in the audience.
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some of my photos for the magazine…

Sister Prejean speaking at the benefit dinner.

Meeting herself! Actress Lisa Mallette meets S. Prejean directly after the performance. I can’t say how amazing it was to have “the real person” attend the play. She said she thought it was the best rendition she’d seen outside of the movie!

Sister Prejean telling actor Thomas Gorrebeeck who played Matthew Poncelet that it was so good to see him alive. Indeed an emotional moment!
Story telling with remarkable S. Prejean humor.
Asked how it feels to watch her story played out on stage she replied that it always puts her back in the moment including all the emotion and stress she felt at the time.

The amazing director Amanda Folena and her husband Justin Karr ~ my beautiful wedding couple from May, 2009

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