As an 11-year-old boy in the 1960s, Michael Mack was molested by a priest. In 2005, when he found out that the priest was living less than an hour away from him, near Boston, he went to confront him. A graduate of the MIT writing program, Mack wrote the play “Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith” which showed most recently at the Paulist Center, a Catholic community center in downtown Boston. Mack has returned to the Catholic Church and hopes his “journey” will help other victims heal and find reconciliation.
This is Mr. Mack’s second play; the first was about his mother’s schizophrenia “Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues.” (She was convinced that she was the Virgin Mary.) Mack has performed “Hearing Voices” at a number of theaters, hospitals, rehab and psychiatric centers, and even a Hostage Negotiation Seminar sponsored by the FBI and the Baltimore County Police Department.