Current

 2019  Performances & Presentations

Chicago Women Take Action

Wisconsin Presentations

Alpha Gamma Delta Alum

Radical Ideas: Women & the Vote w/Perennial Theatre Chicago

Court Side Southern IL Judge Conference

Northwoods Wisconsin Trafficking

NW High School/Middle School

NW LCO Presentation

Park Theater Presentation

INVISIBLE

Lifting The Lid

Mind Side Performance

Youth Side Performance

Delta Sigma Theta

Philidelphia Trial Court Judges

Women Solo Shows

PA State Trial Court Lawyers

Chicago Clinical Social Workers Conference

 Art Focus Highland Park

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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  

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Traffick Free Freedom Gallery 

AhGottaHandle On It  

 Steppenwolf & BET Evening of "ISMS". 

Dinner At 1800  

Girls Forward Workshop  

 6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival 

Chicago MONEY MAKE'M SMILE   

Houston, Texas THE JOHNS  

Chicago COURT SIDE  

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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

Illinois Arts Council

Ellen Bellow Foundation

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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      HER STORY THEATER

      CHICAGO WRITERS EXCHANGES SERIES 

      Writers present new works, works-in-progress, sample performances or published works in any genre...on a social issue.

      • featured writer or writers
      • audience exchange
      • invitation only

      HST CHICAGO WRITERS EXCHANGE

      Stage 773

      Lifting The Lid.

      Two one-woman shows by Marilyn Campbell-Lowe

      and Shelby Marie Edwards. Two plays about Race -

      Fifty years apart.

       

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      Driehaus Theater

      Radical Ideas: Women and The Vote!

      With Brigid Duffy, Alma Washington, Connie Foster and Paul O'Dell  Written and Directed by Mary Bonnett

      Post Show panel discusssions with various women's coalitions and organizations.

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      MCL Theater

      Ah Gotta Handle On It

      Written by Donovan Mixon  Directed by Mary Bonnett. With David Simmons, Zahra Baker, Chris McClellan, Malcom. Banks, Christian Creasy, Jesmimie Jaddua, Deja Anderson

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      Dinner At 1800 Hours

      The Greenhouse Theater Centre

       Joan Kufrin's reading of her play Dinner At 1800 Hours.  Special thanks to director, John Mossman and the wonderful cast Tara Bouldry, Jane Delaubenfels, Julian Hester, Darrelyn Marx, Frank Nall, Chuck Spenser, Michele Gardner, Artistic Home Theatre and Green House Theater Center.   

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      MCL 

      The Den Theatre

      The Disappearing Magic Negro Blues

      Boy Child In A Babylon Due

      Written by Afram Bill Williams

      Wiith Gary Houston, Phillip Van Lear, Rashawn Thompson, Warren Levon, Sarah Mellas, Wandachristine, Kim Morris   Directed by Mary Bonnett and Dennis Newport   

       

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      Space 900

      LUCKY GEORGE

      by George Kufrin

      BOOK SIGNING 

      SPACE 900  Evanston, IL 

      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

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      THE GREENS

      Greenhouse Theater  

      WRITTEN BY BEN JORAVSKY & RICK STONE

        

      A reading of THE GREENS, a work-in-progress, written by Ben Joravsky and Rick Stone  Directed by Mary Bonnett

      A humorous romp through 1970s Cabrini Green.  This coming of age adventure story is seen through the eyes of one ebony and one very ivory young man...forming what's to become a friendship of a life time!   

      THE GREENS CAST BIOS

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      WOMEN WHO WRITE ABOUT INTERESTING TIMES 

       Greenhouse Theater


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      WRITERS ON RACE 

      CHOPIN THEATER

       CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PHOTOS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF WRITERS 

      MONROE ANDERSON novel

      BENNIE CURRIE  essay

      BEN JORAVSKY novel

      with RICK STONE  playwright

      MARY BONNETT  story

      ROLANDO ITHIER blog

      MASON JOHNSON  humorist

      EMILY HOOPER LANSANA  short story

      KRISDELARASH  spoken word

      ANDREAH SANTOS  poetry 

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       SMOKE 

      Greenhouse Theater

      Written by Gloria Bond Clunie

      Directed by:

      Chuck Smith  Goodman Theater

      Cast:

      Velma Austin Jeff Winner

      Gary Houston Actor,Writer

      James Meredith Steppenwolf 

      Jacqueline Williams  Jeff Winner

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       FIRST VOICE

      Salon Echo   A collague of voices.

      Poetry: Quaraysh Ali Lansana

      Memoirs: Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow

      African Story: Zahra Baker, Emily Lansana  

      Narrative: Lauren Lein  

      Short Story: Donovan Mixon

      Novel: Mary Bonnett  

      Music by Donovan Mixon and Dave Onderdonk