Young Adult Writers Readers Theater: Connecting the Dots

  • July 23 - August 1, 2022
  • Virtual on Vimeo

    Chicago, Illinois
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Eight young adults with and without disabilities look back to connect the dots and rewrite their narratives. The stories were developed in a 6-week workshop led by Stephen Donart and Israel Antonio. The performance was directed by Stephen Donart.

"I will tell my own story, even when everyone around me wants to write for me." - London Cason


London Cason

Jackson Gehringer

Sophia Leonard

Devante Smith-Lee

Eli Walsh

Olivia Rasa

Sarah Schechtman-Thale

Alexis Smith

*Captioning and audio description are available*

Date & Time

Jul 23, 2022 12:00 PM - Aug 1, 2022 12:30 AM

Venue Details

Virtual on Vimeo

Chicago, Illinois Virtual on Vimeo
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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