Pray Summer 2016 Performances

In the summer of 2016 Pray for the Dead was sponsored and performed as a dramatic musical reading for six organizations in a variety of venues

  • June 15th by the Amalgamated Transitworkers Union (ATU) a union of busdrivers, at their training center in Silver Spring, MD.

  • On July 19th by the Master Mates and Pilots International Union (IOMMP) at their training center in Linthicum Heights, MD

  • On July 20th by International Association of Machinists (IAM) at their training center in Placid Harbor, MD

  • On August 23rd by Busboys and Poets and the Washington DC Area Metro Labor Council at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville MD.

  • On September 21st by 1199 Baltimore (SEIU) in Linthicum Heights, MD

  • On September 27th  by the Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) at their church in Washington, DC

Cornell University Student Performance

"When I read the script I realized it’s for me. My dad would have come out of his drywall factory to see this show and would love it!"

              Mikayla Wilson, Cornell student, and director of the Cornell Pray production

Pray for the Dead was performed on November 17th, 2016 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The student performance was done in coordination with the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) annual Labor Roundtable.

The play was adapted from the original script and directed by student Mikayla Wilson and performed by students at the ILR with coordination of the playwright, Gene Bruskin. Cornell students were auditioned for the show and the live action was supplemented by the use of the actual recorded songs from the Pray for the Dead CD.