July 31, 2016

The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind!

Yesterday's performance was truly great- we had a big audience, international perspective, and we went to mass just beforehand, which gave us the peace we needed for a beautiful show!

Production wise, all went off without a...

July 30, 2016

Day 7! Performance Day #2!!! It was fantastic! And we're exhausted. We'll post more later! 10 mile hike and overnight camping after a vigil mass with Papa Francesco!

Talks by Cardinal Dolan today along with a fantastic talk on seeing the importance of your own cross to...

July 28, 2016

Today was based around making sure we had everything lined up for our first performance of The Jeweler's Shop with Richmond Catholic Theatre.

As we woke up and assembled the troops- 7 actors, 3 camera guys from Iceberg Media, and Marcin, our fixer, we were already in a...

July 28, 2016

Today was an onslaught of awesome speakers and growth opportunities. Fueling up on the cocoa puffs once more, we left the hotel and headed for the tram for the day's events at the Tauron Arena, dubbed the Mercy Centre from WYD for the week! Today was for all English sp...

July 27, 2016

After a busy morning, we broke away from the Richmond Diocese group to check up on the theatre venue in which we're performing The Jeweler's Shop, written by JPII.  The theatre is a bit farther away from the center of the WYD experience than we expected, but it's...

July 27, 2016

Day 4, but it's only day 1 really!

Today marks the official start to World Youth Day!

Sleeping in! It was a 7:00 am wake up and we met a breakfast spread of salmon, sausage, salted crackers, cheese, meats, breads, and vegetables. Despite the hardship of so many choices,...

July 26, 2016

Dillon Bruce is playing Adam in this performance of The Jeweler's Shop in Poland for World Youth Day.  Dillon is excited and honored to be performing in this, his first, production. He took a course in acting this past year and feels very blessed to have the opportunit...

July 26, 2016

Third day. Big day. This post is a doozie, so buckle up!

Early morning of a 5:45am call to be on the bus for a very necessary trip to see the heinous death camps, Auschwitz and Auschwitz II/Birkenau.

The chilling reminder that the products of fear and political persuasio...

July 26, 2016

Justin Domurat, a pilgrim with the Diocese of Richmond, and fan of Richmond Catholic Theatre, is an insightful member of the group. Here he tells us what called him to join the pilgrimage:

July 25, 2016

As World Youth Day has drawn nearer, the reality of the hugeness of the festival, complications of performances (let alone international ones), and the relatively shallow relationships between cast members grew as a storm cloud looming overhead.  Doubts, frustrations,...

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