Each year the Loyola Marymount CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice honor members of the LMU community with the "Hidden Hero" award. Part of the award ceremony is a presentation of dramatized narratives for each award recipient. This year I was asked to interview and awardee and create a dramatized narrative based on his life and experiences.
This is a fascinating experience not simply as a playwright working in a new form, but as a human learning about the contributions to society made by a person I would never have met otherwise. The awardee I was assigned to write about, Cesare P. R. Romano, has been working to free refugees who should not be incarcerated around the world. He is a remarkable person and most definitely worthy of the award he is going to receive on October 25th.
I look forward to the public learning more about Cesare's experiences and am proud to be part of this ceremony.