Darragh Kennan and Emily Chisholm portray Gary and Crystal in Bethany. Gary holds up a picture of Bethany to Crystal’s face to see the resemblance. Five-year-old Bethany lives with her mother in their car for a time before being taken away. Photo credit: Chris Bennion.
In the play Bethany, on stage through May 4 at Seattle's ACT Theatre,the protagonist has lost her home and her daughter, and finds herself at the edge of a precipice. Her desperate struggle to reunite her family – while keeping up appearances – eats away at her hope, judgment and sense of self. Hannah Hunthausen from Seattle University’s Faith & Family Homelessness Project reflects on drama that unfolds in the play, and relates it to the reality of family homelessness in Washington state.
Rep. June Robinson of the 38th District was a freshman lawmaker this year, but she's a longtime champion of policies that will help end homelessness. She gave great advice for communicating with legislators today on a conference call hosted by theWashington Low Income Housing Alliance. Don't miss our takeaways from the call!