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The playbill for Taylor University’s performance of The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey.

Performed September 13-16, 2018 at the Mitchell Theatre.

In October of 2006, a gunman walked into an Amish schoolhouse…in this stunning tour-de-force, a single actress plays a host of characters in an Amish community devastated by that terrible tragedy. Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines Schoolhouse Shooting is a tale of redemption that forges a path of forgiveness and compassion in the aftermath of inexplicable violence. Featuring alum Morgan Morton(Turner ’16) and designed by all theatre alumni, this production is a unique experience for the Taylor community.

The Amish Project is a fictional re-telling of the events at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pa, when a gunman killed five girls and himself in October of 2006. The play explores the lives and interactions between different characters of the story and the theme of forgiveness.

Artistic Director

Tracy Manning

Technical Director

Terrance Volden

Publication Date



Upland, IN


Amish, drama, forgiveness, mass-shootings, historical, Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Show, solo performance


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The 2018 Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Show

The Amish Project

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