Mentor Wonders

By Catherine Lee



Performance Length

70 minutes


During a mentor orientation meeting in a South Texas bilingual public school, volunteers — including veteran and new mentors — hear from the Principal and staff coordinator about why volunteering is needed for “at risk” students. Meanwhile, experienced mentors daydream (in poetry with music) about their activities with mentees. These cross-cultural educational efforts help both adults and students learn about each other’s cultures, through often pleasurable, occasionally challenging, interactions. An AMBER Alert interrupts the meeting and causes consternation as staff and mentors realize the abducted child is one of their students. This is a one-act play.

Performance Rating

High School - 18+

Audience Rating

Middle School - 18+