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     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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      What We Do

      and Who Helps Us.


      HER STORY THEATER creates original plays based on Chicago lives that relfect national concerns. We are 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.

      We believe that if made personal, our audiences will respond to the social issues presented and take action.

      HST partners with various organizaitons. We educate and advocate.

      Our focus has been on homelessness for women, domestic sex trafficking of minors, violence, antisemitism and racism.

      We provide yearly main stage productions; our local and national Side Show series for professionals, educators and youth in raising awareness on domestic sex trafficking of minors; our Educational Outreach program; and our Chicago Writers Exchange representing any genre or gender focused on sociall issues of today and yesterday.

      Our scripts are available. GLOSS OVER on women's homelessness, SHADOW TOWN, THE JOHNS, MONEY MAKE'M SMILE for youth and MONGER, all showing sex trafficking from four different perspectives; and currently INVISIBLE pertains to nationalism, racism and antisemitism.

      We are a grassroots professional theater company with the support of field volunteers and paid professional artists who give their time and talent to ensure our success.  We are a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. 



      Oppenheimer Family Foundation

      Illinois Arts Council

      Chicago Teachers Union

      Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

      Northern Tier Judge Joseph McGraw

      Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae

      Sunlight Project 4th Presbyterian Church

      National Council of Jewish Women North Shore

      Chicago Communities in Schools

      After School Matters

      Chicago Cultural Center DCASE

      Deborah's Place

      Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

      Federal Judge Virginia Kendall

      Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx

      Former Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez

      Brenda Meyers Powell  Co- Founder Dreamcatcher

      Stephanie Wilson Daniels Co-Founder Dreamcatcher 

      CTU President Karen Lewis

      Anne's House Director Frank Massolini

      Paul Olson Retired Vice Squad Detective

      Al Krok Retired Undercover Detective

      Laura Ng, E.D. Traffick Free

      Ann Breen Greco  Administrative Judge

      Dr. Jody Raphael  Reseacher, DePaul Univ.

      Chicago Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn

      The Reader Colunist Ben Joravsky

      Victory Garden A.D. Chay Yew 

      Joel Daly Retired Newcaster

      Dennis Zacek  Founder Victory Gardens Theater

      Sylivia Ewing  Columnist

      Cheryl Lynn Bruce  Award Winning Actress

      Gary Houston, Managing Editor, Chicago Quarterly Review

      James Sherman   Noted Playwright

      Robin Robinson CPD Community Outreach, Newscaster

      Bill Curtis Newcaster, Celebrity

      Donna LaPietra  Executive Director Curtis Production

      Vicky Curtiss Associate Pastor 4th Presbyterian Church

      Alex Kotlowitz Noted Author

      Phillip Van Lear  Actor

      Madrid St. Angelo Actor

      Dee Alexander Jazz Singer

      Lynn Jordan  Jazz Singer

      Jennifer Decker  A.D. Mildred's Umbrella

      HER STORY THEATER  is a not-for-profit corporation 501(c) 3.