From our guests, Richard Jenkins and Karen Tamley, TaleBlazer award winners Molly Wiesman
and Simone LaPierre and the beautiful models of all shapes, sizes and abilities—it was a big
success thanks to YOU!
Couldn't make it but still want to donate to help us build our storyteller program at
local children's hospitals? Just click the yellow "Donate" button at right.
Thanks a million!
Six Stories Up
Six Stories Up
is part mentoring program, part magic. Each year we pair six Chicago
storytellers with six middle school children to write six, ten-minute long
theater pieces. Each team is encouraged to base their vignette on personal
stories. These vignettes are then combined to create a full-length show. The
set designer, mask maker, and stage manager also work with middle school-aged
apprentices. The show runs two weekends at a professional theater.
Adults and children with and without disabilities, of all races, and
income levels work together on equal terms. Both adults and children learn
lifelong lessons, self-esteem blossoms, and community is built where none
360 East Randolph Street Suite 1006 Chicago, Illinois 60601
The mission of Tellin' Tales Theatre is to shatter barriers between the disabled and able-bodied worlds through the transformative power of personal story. We bring together children and adults from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.