HPR’s All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sat down recently with Hawaii-born playwright/director Lorenzo DeStefano
about "Shipment Day", world premiering Nov. 8, 2018 at Manoa Valley Theatre in Honolulu, including a dramatic reading from
the play by Maui-born actor Ku'ulei Shafee in the role of Hansen's disease activist & author Olivia Robello.
Lorenzo begins by describing the sense of fear that surrounded a diagnosis of leprosy in 1934 Honolulu—and not only for the patient.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 11.2.18 - “STATE OF PLAY – Hawaii Born Playwright Lorenzo DeStefano Explore Tragic Era in “Shipment Day” by John Berger
SHIPMENT DAY STAR ADVERTISER REVIEW 11.10.18 - “SHIPMENT DAY” RECALLS PAINFUL ERA IN HAWAII HISTORY