A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Joan is an international speaker and leader in peace and social justice issues, most especially for women. Sister Joan has written over sixty books, most recently The Time Is Now. She has appeared on CBS, NPR and most recently on Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday. Joan is the co-founder of the Women's Global Peace Initiative.
Joan Chittister invited Teri to perform the play on May 3, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center,
as her guest for the Joan D. Chitttister Lecture/Event Series.
Joan’s surprise entrance for a portion of the play’s final speech and a standing ovation of nearly 700 attending, made for an exciting evening!
A singer, writer and actress, Teri has starred in numerous theatrical productions including performances at The Duplex in NYC. Teri was a pastoral musician for over 40 years, wrote Through Stained Glass: the priests of my life and has recorded two CDs. She lives in beautiful Sedona, AZ, where she writes her blog: Pasta, Presence and a Parrot. Click here to read:
A one-woman play and true story, Teri Bays, playwright and actress, portrays two women: herself and a radical nun, overcoming adversity, domestic abuse and injustice. Threads of their universal stories are woven around the strength and weakness of their mothers, their father's relationship with alcohol and an often unjust church. Joan takes on the Vatican, inspiring women, including Teri, who works in the church. Eventually, through humor and heartbreak along the way, we discover how Teri and Joan are connected to one another.
Scenes, portions of Joan's letters, books and speeches are used to further the story of her life.
Portions of wisdom are delivered from the podium until we hear the genius and humor of Joan's keynote address, an inspiring call to action.
Funny, heartbreaking, defining moments....