Category: Events

What You Missed in Austin

On August 26th, the new Changing Voices ensemble at the Austin Career Education Center had their first staged reading after months of writing their personal stories. If you were there, you’d understand why it was one of my favorite experiences as a teaching artist. The auditorium on a normal day is a large, wood paneled room, with blue chairs, a small […]

Steppenwolf Brings Show to Youth Inside Three Juvenile Justice Facilities

An interview with Kari Betton, Music Director and Composer, Storycatchers Theatre Conducted by Tory Davidson, Community Engagement Manager, Storycatchers Theatre In March, Steppenwolf Theatre’s young adult production of The Burn toured to the juvenile justice facilities in which Storycatchers works. In addition to watching the performances, youth were involved in workshops with Steppenwolf and Storycatchers teaching artists. This created opportunities for youth […]

From Bullies To Bonding

Written by Meade Palidofsky, Founder and Artistic Director When I direct rehearsals at Warrenville every fall, I am immersed in the adolescent energy and off-stage drama around me. Overhearing a range of comments – from bursts of encouragement to sharper exchanges – I remember that often, the most challenging part of being in a show is […]

The Past Comes Knocking

I have spent a great deal of time lately thinking about what we have accomplished as a company — the multitude of young people who have benefited from our storytelling and team-building process during the last 32, now going on 33, years.