The Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Program recognized Storycatchers Founder and Artistic Director, Meade Palidofsky, with a 2016 Schweitzer Leadership Award. Each year, this award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in the community, and whose commitment to service has influenced […]
Month: June 2016
The development of communication and leadership skills is one of the primary benefits of participation in a Storycatchers program. This is particularly true of the Changing Voices post-release employment program, where youth focus on honing life skills as well as job-readiness. Building on the storytelling and teamwork they learned with Storycatchers inside the Illinois Youth […]
On May 10, 2016, Storycatchers’ Changing Voices Ensemble hosted officers from the Chicago Police Department at a performance and lunch as part of the Chicago Community Trust On the Table Initiative. After watching a rehearsal of two scenes from Stuck, the Ensemble’s current show, officers from the 12th and 20th Districts and a 911 operator […]
On Monday, March 14, 2016, members of three Storycatchers Theatre programs for court-involved youth performed in chambers for the Supreme Court of Illinois. Participants in the Fabulous Females, Firewriters, and Changing Voices programs presented scenes and songs from recent productions in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court building in Springfield. According to Artistic Director Meade […]
Thanks to the generosity of Chicago’s professional theatre community, and the determination of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice to broaden the outlook and education of its youth, Storycatchers brings groups of participants from all of its programs to performances throughout the Chicago area on a regular basis.