Hands Up! Misunderstood Minds @NEIU

  • Sat, Mar 11, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center

    3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60659
Ticket Price $12.00-$20.00 This event is now over

Tellin' Tales Theatre's Hands Up! Misunderstood Minds explores shared experiences around mental illness. “We all struggle with mental health at different points in our lives, yet there are so many misconceptions that surround it.” said Co-Director Stephen Donart. “The stories intertwine into a beautiful and heartwarming account of individual journeys with mental health.”  Hands Up! Misunderstood Minds creates personal encounters and a chance to hear other people's stories in an attempt to decrease misunderstanding and stereotypes.  

Featuring personal stories by:

Kimberly Thalia Brady
Marcia Buell
Shui Sherard
Kimberly Robb Baker
Marlana May Carlson
Trina Durham
Louise LeBourgeois
Christina L. Pinilla
Caitlin Robb
Ben Saylor

March 11 at Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center @ 8:00 pm
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Parking Lot F
Chicago, IL 60659

Audience Talk-Back After the Performance!

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 11, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:30 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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