By Jacob Clinkscales, Storycatchers Teaching Artist “Stories have the power to create empathy within us, and over time, people begin to see the world through the eyes of the ones they have opposed.” In June, Storycatchers teaching artists, myself included, performed at the Santa Fe Art Institute’s (SFAI) The Art of Change. This event brought […]
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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 […]
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.
Storycatchers had a presence at the “Shakespeare in Prisons: In Practice” conference at Notre Dame January 25-27, 2016.
Beginning in June 2014, Storycatchers will implement a pilot program to engage recently released juveniles in a creative exploration of the challenges they face when they return to their homes and communities.