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The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego presents Haiti's Children of God

Written by Lorey Hayes

Direrected by Claudio Raygoza


LOREY HAYES, original cast member of “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” gives a voice of hope to Haiti’s disenfranchised with a play about the Haitian Freedom Struggle.

A consortium of Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of San Diego is proud to present a staged reading of Lorey Hayes’ award winning play “Haiti’s Children Of God,” featuring San Diego actors Monique Gaffney (Clybourne Park), Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson (A Raisin in the Sun) and Abner Genece (The Bluest Eye); and directed by Ion Theatre Artistic Director Claudio Raygoza.

“Haiti’s Children Of God” (Title inspired by the Bible verse “Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the Children Of God”) follows the story of a young pregnant Haitian woman, (Mama Isabelle Rene) on a desperate mission to restore her country; that forces her to choose between the life of the brother she loves and the salvation of her nation. Loosely based on the Story Of Jonah, the play is infused with hope, celebration and recognition of the rich cultural heritage and voices of Haiti’s disenfranchised “human capital.” It is an explosive drama, with an exciting mix of allegory, music, art, dance and dream.

“Hayes’ work dramatically places the struggles of the Haitian people before your eyes so that  you can’t help but be educated as to what the people of this country have had to endure.”  
New York Amsterdam News

This production will benefit the continuing recovery efforts of the Episcopal Church in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.