In March 2015, Storycatchers began recruiting youth released from its Illinois Youth Center programs along with members of last year’s pilot program for its new Changing Voices ensemble. Plans are to remount last year’s musical STRUGGLING IN THESE STREETS while writing a new musical for the 2015-16 school year. Storycatchers’ long-time vision of working closely with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice’s Aftercare program is now a reality. From its south side pilot location, the Changing Voices Ensemble (CVE) has relocated to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Aftercare Services Center at 100 N Western Avenue.
Archives for April 2015
Friends of Storycatchers Theatre gathered at The Casino on March 28, 2015 to enjoy a sumptuous brunch, learn more about Storycatchers’ award-winning programs for marginalized teens, and to raise critically needed funds. [Read more…]
Friends of Storycatchers Theatre have a very special opportunity to support the company and enjoy discounted seats for Ring of Fire on May 1, 2015 at Mercury Theatre Chicago. [Read more…]
Love Is A Super Power tells the story of several teens preparing to perform a musical at the Celebration of Local Heroes Ceremony on Labor Day. While the group brainstorms possible nominees for the 2015 Local Hero Award, two youth, Joey and Deon, dream of saving their families through the heroes they will nominate. Truth takes them on an unexpected journey where they must learn the meaning of real heroism and its roots in love. [Read more…]
On May 16, the Fabulous Females Ensemble of the Illinois Youth Center–Warrenville (IYC-W) will present a staged reading of current works-in-progress. The performance will begin at 12:30pm in the Sheila Kalish Memorial Theatre at IYC-W. An informal reception with the cast and audience will follow. Admission is free. Reservations are required and can be made here. [Read more…]
The Firewriters Ensemble at Illinois Youth Center-Chicago (IYC-Chicago) had an outstanding turnout of 85 audience members for their winter musical Easy Targets on Sunday, February 22, 2015. In addition to the twelve IYC-Chicago residents, the Ensemble also included Apprentice Teaching Actors Kateri Halbleib and Maushea House from the Teens Together Ensemble, as well as IYC Assistant Superintendent of Programs Michael Byrd and IYC-Chicago teacher Barbara Fernandez.
The Temporary LockDown Ensemble at Cook County Juvenile Detention Center (CCJDC) will present a preview performance of the original musical Man of the House at 6 PM on Friday, April 17, 2015.