Month: September 2016

Spotlight: Jacob Clinkscales

Storycatchers Theatre and Sharing Who I Truly Am: An Interview with Jacob Clinkscales By Ashlyn Wheeler When Jacob joined Teens Together at the age of 13, he was one of the youngest members in the ensemble. Today, he has just ended the summer serving as the Teens Together 2016 Summer Touring Ensemble’s Stage Manager and […]

Changing It Up: Movement, Music, and the Scales of Justice

The Changing Voices Ensemble wrapped up a successful summer of programming, which included touring Chicago with their original musical, STUCK. Over the past three and a half months, CV has performed a total of 46 shows for 1,058 Chicagoans at various sites, including UCAN Academy, Heartland Alliance, the Juvenile Probation Department, Summer Advantage Learn & […]

Standing Ovation for the Final Bow

After 19 successful years, Storycatchers says a fond farewell to the Teens Together Playwriting and Summer Touring Ensemble programs with the company’s decision to focus its programming on court-involved youth. For the program’s final summer, fifteen teens came together from all over Chicago to tour their original musical One Big Crazy Family to children and […]

Going Beyond: Investing in a Post-Release Vision for Illinois Youth By Executive Director, Priya Shah

NEW BEGINNINGS AND EXCITING GROWTH As the new Executive Director of Storycatchers Theatre, I am excited to announce the company’s plan to grow Changing Voices, our post-release youth employment project, to a statewide program. Our goal is to lay the foundation for a national post-release youth employment movement combating structural racism and generational poverty.