Current

 

Coming Up

6th Annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference HST panel on "Innovative Strategies for Engaging The Community" Friday, August 5th  2:45PM IIT-Kent Law School, Chicago

Performances

Chicago: COURT SIDE  October 2017

Houston, Texas THE JOHNS  Jan. 2017

Chicago: MONEY MAKE'M SMILE  Spring 2017

Workshops  

FRANCES PARKER HIGH SCHOOL                  

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY 

SAFE CONFERENCE,  D.C. (Upcoming)

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 

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

      Her Story Theater

      MONEY MAKE'M $MILE

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

      2016-2017

      A World Premiere Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

      for High School, Universities, Adults 

      written and directed 

       by Mary Bonnett


      Over 1600 students attended MONEY MAKE'M SMILE

      World Premiere April 2016.

      Returns 2016-2017 

      A remarkable success. Chicago making his and herstory.

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

      Her Story Theater takes an active role in raising awareness and more...

      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 new choices that take their lives out of the hands of Fate and Destiny.

       

       

       

      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, social mores, vulnerability and human transformation… 

       

       

       

       

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       The Sex Trafficking Play Cycle Series

      Shadow Town   Monger   The Johns   Money Make'M Smile

      Staged Reading of MONGERS

      FALL 2016

      MONGERS, 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