Current

Performances

MONEY MAKE'M SMILE  April 14-30, 2016 World Premiere at Victory Gardens Theater

Holocaust Museum, Skokie IL  MONEY MAKE'M SMILE Oct. 2016

Houston, Texas SHADOW TOWN  Jan. 2017

Workshops    

FRANCES PARKER HIGH SCHOOL                  

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

SAFE CONFERENCE,  D.C.

Recent Honors

HER STORY THEATER TOP TEN THEATERS CHANGING LIVES  Chosen by Backstage.com

ILLINOIS STATE SENATE AWARD for Outstanding Work In Raising Awareness on the Issue of Sex Trafficking.

The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Grant

Partners

The Oppenheimer Family Foundation

The Chicago Teachers Union

Communities In Schools

The Dreamcatcher Foundation

Deborah's Place

Anne's House

NCJW

 

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    MISSION

     through theater and the written word...Her Story Theater


    shines bright lights in dark places on women and children in need of social justice and community support
    creates a place and space to exchange ideas that support writers and performers
    provides educational workshops and classes
     

    this season's light falls on...

    homeless women 
    sex trafficking of children
    violence against women

     

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      a theater for social change 

       

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       "LIFE CHANGING....POWERFUL...IMPORTANT THEATER"

      Her Story Theater

      MONEY MAKE'M $MILE

      "Mind Blowing...Awakening...Awesome...Genius...Beautiful Theater"

      Fall 2016

      A World Premiere Play about Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

      for High School, Universities, Adult Organizations 

      written and directed 

       by  Mary Bonnett


      Over 1600 students attended MONEY MAKE'M SMILE

      world premiere April of 2016.

      It returns Fall 2016.  

      A remarkable success. Chicago His/Hertory Making.

       A momentous piece of theater creating change in the minds of our youth.

      Sex Trafficking needs to be stopped.

      Her Story Theater takes a role in ending it.

      NEXT FALL 2016

      For Teachers: Curriculum, Study Guides, CPUs, Half Day Workshop

      For Students: Stand Up, Speak Up Performances, Workshops, Organizing for Change

      MONEY MAKE’M SMILE is the journey of a young woman and man whose lives get caught up in sex trafficking, end tragically were it not for a mistaken interception by Fate and Destiny.  Girl and Boy are given another chance.  Restarting from birth, they revisit their old lives on earth and watch their relationships develop with family, friends, new loves and choices that create their demise.  In a bargain with the universe, their lives will be put back on earth and set on another path if they can make different choices. In the end, it is not the characters who decide their fate but the audience.

       

       

       

      Created for high school and university students, also adults organizations involved with the issue; MONEY MAKE’M SMILE is an allegorical wild journey through space and time…funny, unique, poignant, powerful…exploring the world of sex trafficking, gender roles, media, vulnerability and human transformation or not… 

       

       

       

       

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       The Sex Trafficking Play Cycle Series

      Shadow Town   Monger   The Johns   Money Make'M Smile

      Coming Spring 2017

      MONGER, a play about men who live online to buy young girls and women for sex off line.  

      The demand side of sex trafficking.  A down and dirty affair.  Music included. 

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      HER STORY THEATER's mission, through theater and the written word, is to shine bright lights in dark places on women and children in need of social justice and community support.  We are a Non Profit Corporation 501 (c) 3

      • to raise public awareness; as a call to action for social change for women and children in need of community support and social justice.
      • as a tool to teach, to bridge gaps, to create understanding, to harness empathy.
      • to develop original work by artists for audiences. 

      PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO LEAGUE OF THEATERS