thru performance and writing
- 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.
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
~ Helen Keller; American author, political activist, and lecturer
Chicago Shines...for SHADOW TOWN
Robert Breuler, Gary Houston, Rick Kogan, Alex Kotlowitz, Si Osborne, Suzanne Petri, and Robin Robinson join the cast of SHADOW TOWN for an evening performance to support the end of sex trafficking in Chicagoland and around the globe. More to come...
Special thanks to Susan Oppenheimer, The United Methodist Temple Church, downtown, Debbie Zionts and friends of Highland Park, Marilyn Katz of MK Communicaton, Connie Foster and Alma Washington of SAG-AFRTRA, Luther Goins of Actors' Equity, Melanie Scofield of The Salvation Army, Lauren Lein of Lauren Lein LTD., Teddy Savas, Norm Grunewald, Emily Hooper Lansana, Logan Arts Center at University of Chicago, Sterns Center of DePaul University, Ann Breen-Greco, National Association of Women Judges.
Our wonderful partners, we thank Frank M, director of PROMISE and The Salvation Army PROMISE program staff, Brenda Meyers-Powell and Stephanie Daniels-Wilson of The Dreamcatcher Foundation New HST MD Ashley Campbell
SHADOW TOWN Casting Rashawn Thompson becomes a member of the cast of SHADOW TOWN along with Karen Vance, Danielle Nicholas, Hisako Sugeta, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Sunny Choi, Zarah Baker, Cody Davis, Rasika Ranganathan, John Zander...more updates to follow...
OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 17, 2013
HER STORY THEATER PRESENTS...
AN ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION ON
SEX TRAFFICKING IN CHICAGOLAND
@THE DEN THEATER 1333 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. CHICAGO IL. Main Stage tickets $35
Show your support in ending sex trafficking in Chicago - sell out a house of 110 for us! Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army-PROMISE program, Anne's House and The Dreamcatcher Foundation
JUNE 11, 2013
Mary Bonnett writes and performs Radical Ideas! Women & The Vote with Alma Washington and Brigid Gerace in partnership with Working Women's History Project for the League of Women Voters of Chicago celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Illinois Women's Suffrage 6-8PM Exchequer Chicago
JUNE 23, 2013
HST CHICAGO WRITERS EXCHANGE
3:00PM-6:00PM A BOOK SIGNING
at SPACE 900 1042 Wesley Avenue, Evanston, IL 60602
LUCKY GEORGE by George Kufrin
Packed with Chicago history and rare photographs, George Kufrin’s autobiography chronicles the 50-year adventure that took him across America, photographing the movers and shakers of his time. John F. Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, Dean Witter, Lena Horne, Burt Lancaster, Nat “King” Cole, Maria Tallchief, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks, Adlai Stevenson and Alice Neel are just a few of the hundreds of giants he has photographed over the years–and whom you’ll meet in Lucky George. To order LUCKY GEORGE
past recent events
MAY 10, 2013
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY HER STORY THEATER WORKSHOP 1:OO-2:00PM
HER STORY THEATER presented a one hour workshop at DePaul University Sterns Center Conference. Overview of SHADOW TOWN, a play on sex trafficking in Chicago, and a discussion on the power of theater to create social awareness and change. Thanks to DePaul Sterns Center for including us in this yearly event. We had a great time. Large turnout of students along with a wonderful discussion.
APRIL 11, 2013
Highland Park High School's Focus On The Arts featured Her Story Theater's documentary of GLOSS OVER , a play about homeless women from Deborah's Place and the power of theater to create social awareness and change. A donation given to HST will go to Deborah's Place. We thank Highland Park High School for including us in this wonderful yearly event.