The stage play of Tim Robbins’ Academy Award winning film, Dead Man Walking, is available to colleges and universities across the country. The play is based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Sister Helen Prejean. Through the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project, the play provides an opportunity to broaden discussion about the death penalty and involve schools and their local communities in an inter-disciplinary dialogue about this major social issue. The Theatre Project’s new Web site ( is designed to help students and their schools get involved in the play and to provide resources and support for schools that are already taking part.

The Death Penalty Information Center also has special resources for students and teachers. See Educational Curriculum on the Death Penalty.