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About the company

The Word Among Us is a theatre company comprised of faculty, staff, and alumni from DeSales University who share a concern for advancing the mission of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture via the arts.  This company contributes to the work of Catholic evangelization in the spirit of Christian Humanism through its unique combination of theatrical talent and theological teaching.

Performances can be tailored to suit the needs of the audience.  Each performance by the company offers

  • ♦  "setting the stage" ... with an introduction to the historiacl and theatrical context of the play (5-10 minutes)
  • ♦  "dramatic reading" ... that consists of a performance of the play in the style of the "theatre of the word" (60-75 minutes)
  • ♦  "talk-back" ... through a discussion with the company about the meaning & significance of the play  (20-30 minutes)
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Staff 

Artistic Director

ANNE LEWIS
Associate Professor of Theatre 


► brief biography

Theological Advisor

Rev. THOMAS DAILEY, O.S.F.S.
Director, Salesian Center for Faith & Culture



► brief biography

 

Actors
 
Casting is done in view of the timing of each performance.  Usually, members of the cast are alumni and/or faculty from the Dept. of Performing & Fine Arts at DeSales University.

The cast for the most recent production of The Jeweler's Shop consisted of:

  • VICTORIA ROSE BONITO
  • TOM HODGSKIN
  • PETER KERR
  • CHARLIE RONEY
  • STEVEN DENNIS
  • DENISE JOHNSON
  • JOHN O'HARA
  • HEATHER SUCHNIAK

 

Events Calendar

R. Wayne & Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 08:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

This annual lecture series is designed to offer the public a humanistic viewpoint on an issue of national prominence. The topic of discussion for this event will be The attractive beauty of holiness: the influence of St. Francis de Sales in the married  spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur. FR. THOMAS KEVIN KRAFT, OP, Friar of the Province of Saint Joseph USA, currently assigned to Saint Dominic's House, Nairobi, Kenya is our featured speaker. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. 

Salesian Spirituality