Current

 2019

 Philidelphia Trial Court Judges

 Women Solo

PA State Trial Court Lawyers

Chicago Clinical Social Workers Conference

 Art Focus Highland Park

2018

Traffick Free Performance

Court Side Performances

Philidelphia Trial Court Conference

Pennsylvania Trial Court Judge State Conference

Cook County Judges Conference 

Northern Tier Educational Judges Conference

Radical Ideas! Women and The Vote!

MONGERS  August 30 - September 30, 2018

 

Past Events

Traffick Free Freedom Gallery November 3, 2017

AhGottaHandle On It October 23, 2017 

 Steppenwolf & BET Evening of "ISMS". Sept. 25, 2017

Dinner At 1800  September 11, 2017

Girls Forward Workshop  August 11, 2017

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

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

Houston, Texas THE JOHNS  January 2017

Chicago COURT SIDE  November 21, 2016

Presentations 

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

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      MONGER

      ONE POWERFUL SHOW! FROM START TO FINISH!

      Thank you for all who participated in making MONGER a success!

       EXPERT SPEAKERS After Performances  US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky; Cook County Sheriff Department, Human Trafficking Coordinator, Marian Hatcher; Head of Cook County Sheriff Department Human Trafficking Respone Unit, Police Sergaent Dion Trotter; Executive Director of CAASE, Kaethe Morris Hoffer; Co-Executive Director of The Dreamcatcher Foundation and Survivor, Brenda Meyers Powell; Northern Tier Circuit Court, Hon. Judge Joseph McGraw; Executive Director of Traffick Free, Laura Ng; Former Policy Advisor to Cook County State's Attorney and Life Span Executive, Jennifer Greene; Former Cook County Sheriff Vice Squad Detective, Paul Olson; Former CPD Undercover Detective, Al Krok; DePaul University Law Professor and Trafficking Research Expert, Dr. Jody Raphael, City of Chicago Administrative Law, Hon. Judge Ann Breen-Greco, Southside Activist, Maureen Forte, Ret. Chicago Policewoman Margaret Murphy Web, special unit on crimes against children.

       

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      Written by Mary Bonnett
      Directed by John Mossman 

       Featuring: Ira Amyx as J.B. Benton, Joshua Zambrano as Eddie Benton

      Music Design by CCDM.  Projection Design by Parker Langvardt
      Lighting Design by Blake Cordell.  Stage Manager  Rafael Zhang

       MONGER follows a Chicago criminal defense attorney with a secret life who finds his world shattered as he deals with his sensitive 16-year-old son’s legal crisis on the day he takes a deposition from the mother of a murdered teenager. The play uncovers a nationwide, online, anonymous brotherhood of men. Though the characters and plot are fictional, they are inspired by real-life Chicago events and include actual posts from online conversations among men. This world premiere thrusts the audienceon a tumultuous ride from the opening line to its dramatic conclusion.  

      Brave. Bold. Riveting. Chicago. Theater. 

      Run Time: 1hour 20 minutes   Post Show Discussion with Experts

       Age recommendation: 16 or older. Adult content. Explicit language

      HER STORY THEATER enters its fourth production of the Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle.

      Thanks to THE OPPENHEIMER FAMILY FOUNDATION for ongoing support.

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      For Professionals in the field, HST presents.....

      THE SIDE SHOWS

      COURT Side. MIND Side. ED Side. MED Side. 

      The Life and Trials of A Trauma Based Victim of Domestic Sex Trafficking

      1 HOUR STAGED READING BY PROFESSIONAL ACTORS

      Followed by a discussion/workshops with EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

      of Law, Medicine, Social Work, Psychology, Education.

      PERFORMANCES 

      continue throughout the year!

       If your professional organiaztion is interested in a partnership, please contact: Chiwriter7@gmail.com

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      FOR SCHOOLS - 7TH-12TH.

      A SHOW ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING OF YOUTH

      MONEY MAKE'M SMILE

      Written and Directed by Mary Bonnett

      Over 5000 students saw the production of Money Make'M Smile.

       "Powerful! Amazing! Unforgettable THEATER!"

      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.

      With 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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       The Chicago Sex Trafficking Play Cycle

      Shadow Town   The Johns   Money Make'M Smile   Mongers   

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      FRONTLINE SERIES

      Court Side, Benched, Harm's Way, Code Amber, Invisible Child 

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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