TEENAGE TEARS, the newest Fabulous Females musical, tells the story of 16-year-old Laylah and her 12-year-old brother, Day Day, as they desperately try to find out the truth about their mother’s whereabouts. Told by their oldest sister that the mother is on a work trip, the siblings discover that she is, in fact, in jail. As the younger siblings react to this news about Mom, the play reveals the profound effects of an incarcerated parent on an entire family.
The Firewriters Ensemble at Illinois Youth Center-Chicago (IYC-Chicago) will present a preview performance of Easy Targets, its newest original one-act musical, on October 26 at 5:30 PM. An informal reception with the cast and Storycatchers staff will follow. Admission is free. Reservations are required and can be made at www.storycatcherstheatre.org.
On August 7 and 8, the Storycatchers Temporary LockDown Ensemble (TLD) at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (CCJTDC) presented Chasing the Truth, a staged reading of work developed in a special, intensive five-week program that Storycatchers created in partnership with the Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School at CCJTDC.
Portraying both humans and animals presented a creative challenge to the 2014 Teens Together Summer Touring Ensemble. The17-member youth ensemble explored movement and vocalization techniques to create each character.
The Changing Voices Ensemble, Storycatchers’ newest program for recently released or otherwise court-involved youth, completed a four-week tour with a performance at Amundsen High School on September 30, 2014.
Members of the Ambassadors Circle, a group of Storycatchers most dedicated and generous supporters, gathered September 22 to hear Meade Palidofsky share the stories behind the songs in Teenage Tears, the newest Fabulous Females one-act musical.
The Temporary LockDown Ensemble of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (CCJTDC) presents SHOULD I ANSWER THE CALL? on Friday evening, May, 2 and Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2014.
In BEAUTIFUL BEASTS, a group of misfit teens’ desire to take responsibility for shelter animals on a “to-kill” list changes all of their lives. Caring for these animals will help them learn the true meaning of acceptance. The Teens Together Playwriting Ensemble has been working on ...BEASTS since September.
Beginning in June 2014, Storycatchers will implement a pilot program to engage recently released juveniles in a creative exploration of the challenges they face when they return to their homes and communities.