Current

 

Performances

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

Chicago COURT SIDE  November 21, 2016

Houston, Texas THE JOHNS  January 2017 

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

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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      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 with

      • featured writer or writers
      • audience exchange
      • invitation only

      HST CHICAGO WRITERS EXCHANGE

      AN EVENING OF WRITINGS

      The Den Theatre

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

       

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      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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      PLAY READING OF SMOKE by Gloria Bond Clunie

      Greenhouse Theater

      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 READINGS

      Salon Echo 

      Poetry: Quaraysh Ali Lansana, Memoirs: Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow Story: Zahra Baker, Emily Lansana  Narrative: Lauren Lein  Short Story: Donovan Mixon Novel: Mary Bonnett  Music by Donovan Mixon and Dave Onderdonk