Hands Up! Body @NEIU

  • March 8, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center

    3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60659
Ticket Price $12.00-$25.00 This event is now over
Description

Tellin' Tales Theatre's Hands up! Body delves into the impact of body demands and perceptions in our daily lives. Body dissatisfaction, changes in physical ability, and aging are just some of the topics explored. Each story examines the vulnerability, challenges, and wisdom built from the writer's experience. Sponsored by the Disability Cultural Center, NEIU.

Featuring personal stories by:

Ben Saylor
Mary Hobein 
Shui Sherard 
Stephen Donart
Robert Teverbaugh 
Josh Friedberg
Suzanne Metzel
Joan Afton

March 8 at Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center @ 8:00 pm (with ASL)
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Parking Lot F
Chicago, IL 60659

Audience Talk-Back After the Performance!

Date & Time

Fri, Mar 8, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center

3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659 Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center
Tellin' Tales Theatre

Tellin’ Tales exists to create a bridge between children and adults with disabilities and those without disabilities through the nurturing and innovative performances of people’s personal stories. This is achieved through mentoring and collaboration. A key goal is to bring together diverse populations all the while helping them to recognize commonalities and build a strong sense of community in Chicago.

What makes Tellin’ Tales Theatre different from other organizations is not only its mission and methodology, but the remarkable balance of volunteers and mentors – with and without disabilities – dedicated to giving children and adults a forum for writing and performing transformative works.

The program is truly unique and its results are life-changing – for the students, the families, the siblings and the audience. At the 20th Anniversary Celebration in May 2016 numerous Six Stories Up “alumni” and siblings returned sharing how Tellin’ Tales has positively impacted their lives, their perspectives and career choices.


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