January 15, 2019: Tina’s first session with Storycatchers Theatre at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. She is a 17-year-old with long hair with raspberry-colored streaks. She is quiet, somber. She looks like she hasn’t slept in days. She tells us that inside she is feeling “sad and anxious.” We ask her to set a […]
Category: Youth Stories
A moving five minute must-read that will help you understand how giving youth a voice through stories is powerful, lasting and necessary.
Did you miss it? Did you miss the 60 people coming together to dance, sing, paint, write, tell stories, read books, and build Chicago’s first Storybox. It will be one of many. View our photos and video to see what the excitement was all about.
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 […]
by Tory Davidson, Community Engagement Manager It’s not every day that the Changing Voices team is clad in polished shoes and button-down shirts, welcomed into a skyscraper in downtown Chicago, and given the run of the place. In June, Deloitte let us do exactly that.