The Storycatchers Team

These are the passionate, skilled people that make up Storycatchers Theatre. Click on the images to learn more about why they are dedicated to our youth and our mission.

Alicia Rankin

Director of Development

Ian Jones

Grants Administrator

Sarah Haley

Operations Coordinator

Shatiya Williams

Program Manager – Changing Voices

Sarina Balraj

Case Manager – Changing Voices

AJ Reinhardt

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lee Peters

Artistic Lead

Ivan Ramos

Artistic Lead & Teaching Artist

Gloria Parker

Teaching Artist

Kimberley Moe

Teaching Artist

Layne Crutsinger

Teaching Artist

Leslie Littleton

Teaching Artist

Maurice Carr

Teaching Artist

Meredith Nnoka

Teaching Artist

Sharena Sigmon

Teaching Artist

Tazrae Song’ony

Teaching Artist

Christopher Parlon

Music Director/Composer

Shawn Wallace

Music Director/Composer
Meade Palidofsky Chicago Founder

Meade Palidofsky – Founder

Meade Palidofsky  worked for 36 years to secure a safe, creative space for youth in the justice system to confront their trauma by writing and sharing their stories. She is the genesis of all that the company is today, having built a team of 23 talented teaching artists that now impact over 100 youth each year. Her drive, passion, and determination has created countless community champions for our work and ensured ever-growing opportunities to help youth transform the vision of their future.