Westmont Magazine A Dramatic Project
When Jason Jenkins ’97 decided to direct a student production of “A Doll’s House,” he looked for a way to help those suffering from domestic violence, a theme in Ibsen’s classic drama. A visit to Shelter Services of Santa Barbara, a home for battered women, gave him an answer.
“Encountering a badly bruised woman did something to me,” he explains. “I went in with an idea and came out with a passion. The statistics about domestic abuse took on a face I will never forget.”
Jason hopes to raise $20,000 for Shelter Services by encouraging local businesses to make gifts to the organization and donating the proceeds from ticket sales to them. The play runs April 23–26, and on the last night he will present a check to the shelter. Follow his progress at www.sb.net/dollhouse.