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Events

Mongers  2018

Dinner At 1800  September 11, 2017

Girls Forward Workshop  August 11, 2017

6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival June 18th, 6PM

Chicago MONEY MAKE'M SMILE  Feb 11- March 10, 2017 

Houston, Texas THE JOHNS  January 2017

Chicago COURT SIDE  November 21, 2016

Presentations 

Girl Forward Theater Workshop

6th Annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference

FRANCES PARKER HIGH SCHOOL                  

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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

Sponsors

The Oppenheimer Family Foundation

Chicago Teachers Union

Sunlight Project  4th Presbyterian Church

Partners

The Dreamcatcher Foundation

Deborah's Place

Anne's House

NCJW

Greenhouse Theater Center

Chicago Cultural Center

After School Matters

Chicago Communities In Schools 

Illiniois Holocaust Museum

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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 

      Our 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.

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      Her Story Theater

      Coming Soon!

      Last in our 4 part play series on Sex Trafficking

      MONGERS

      2018

      A play about men's online fantasies vs. off line realities.

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      HER STORY THEATER'S

      FRONT LINE SERIES

      ON SEX TRAFFICKING

      CODE: AMBER

      One night event for the medical commuinty.

      Her Story Theater has reached out and presented workshops to lawyers and judges, teachers and educators in our Front Line Series. This year we focus on the medical community in raising awareness to first responders for sex trafficking victims. Evening includes: Reception, Performance followed by a Training Workshop led by Expert.

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      HST Chicago Writers Exchange 

      September 11, 2017

      7:00PM

      Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

      presents

      Dinner At 1800

      A play reading written by JOAN KUFRIN

      Directed by JOHN MOSSMAN

      ADMISSION IS FREE  2ND FLOOR STUDIO BY ELEVATOR

       

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      MONEY MAKE'M SMILE

      Written and Directed by Mary Bonnett

      24 shows and nearly 3500 students attended.

      "Powerful! Amazing! Unforgettable THEATER!"
      WE DID IT!!
      Curriculum, Teacher's Workshops, Study Guide
      An incredible success!

      Click and See Photos and Comments, Cast, Speaker

      MONEY MAKE'M SMILE STUDY GUIDE ONLINE 

       About this 'Remarkable and Life Changing' Production  Thank yous to The Oppenheimer Family Foundation, Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation  Sunlight Project The 4th Presbyterian Church

      Lauren Woods CBOE Civics and Learning Services Melinda Wilson Currie High School, Chicago Community. Debby Pope CTU Women's Rights Committtee, Partners In Schools, After School Matters and all our expert speakers.

       Thank you to my wonderful cast  Quinnita Bellow, Jackson Pearl, Katherine Bellantone, Chris McClellan 

      In Memory of Desiree Robinson. A great thank you to her family and relatives. 

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      GIRL FORWARD 

      HER STORY THEATER is proud to work with GIRLS FORWARD, a non profit organization that provides mentoring, camp and safe space projects for girls, many of whom have experienced war torn homelands followed by refuge camps. HER STORY THEATER will be giving theater workshops to 37 Girl Forward high school students. The girls come from all corners of the earth. We are very excited and delighted to play a small role in their lives.

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      MONGERS

      HER STORY THEATER enters it's fourth and final production of the Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle. MONGERS, a play about men who play online with the lives of young girls. It's their "hobby". Set to music, Mongers explores the habits, lives and attitudes of those anonymous online buyers whose sexual habits and desires cost an arm and a leg..maybe two. As always, thanks to THE OPPENHEIMER FAMILY FOUNDATION  for making it possible. With their continued belief and support in HER STORY THEATER'S work, all four sex trafficking cycle plays will have been produced and reached thousands of audience members.

      Coming in 2018 

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       The Chicago Sex Trafficking Play Cycle

      Shadow Town   Mongers   The Johns   Money Make'M Smile 

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        Her Story Theater is a Non Profit Corporation 501(c)3

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

      PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO LEAGUE OF THEATERS