Category: Staff Stories

For the Love of Money: 4 Ways to Build Generational Wealth that the Black Community Can Be Proud Of

I am Jazmine Clark, a native of Chicago’s Englewood community and on staff with Storycatchers as the Executive Assistant and Recruitment Associate for Changing Voices. I took an interest in working with our Changing Voices Ensemble to tackle the problem of financial freedom and build generational wealth in Black and brown communities. Overcoming a Common […]

Let’s Celebrate Illinois’ “Controversial” Criminal Justice Reform Bill 

As a result of consistent and compelling lobbying by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Governor J.B. Pritzker has the history-making task of signing a criminal justice reform bill into law that, among many changes, will: Eliminate the cash bail system statewide Mandate accurate reporting and accountability for all deaths in custody Require police officers to intervene when […]

About the New Music in I AM NOT YOUR HOMIE

When COVID-19 responses started closing facilities in mid-March, Storycatchers Theatre staff made the decision to shift all programming to virtual meetings and performances. This pivot came on the heels of preparation for the final performance of the musical I AM NOT YOUR HOMIE at the Illinois Youth Center – Chicago.  On July 17th, we will launch the soundtrack for this show on IG […]

The Show Goes On.

This time period is often described as unprecedented, uncertain, the new normal. Many have adapted to the current circumstances – social distancing, wearing masks to grocery shop, and finding a fine balance between keeping up with current events and keeping up with self-care. Optimistically, there has been more connection in creative ways and more reflection […]