GeNarrations is a storytelling performance workshop for adults 55+.

Participants develop personal narrative performance pieces based on themes raised by Goodman productions, which they are then invited to perform in a public forum. The Goodman offers at least three seven-week sessions each season, with up to 20 participants in each session. This program is presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services as well as session-specific community based organizations.

As part of the Goodman's efforts to help mitigate community spread of COVID-19, GeNarrations classes are currently taking place online.

The fall session of GeNarrations began on October 4. For more information about this program, visit our FAQ page.



GeNarrations Stories

Inspired by Christina Anderson’s How to Catch Creation, participants in the winter 2019 session of GeNarrations wrote and performed stories around the theme “Stories of Creation.”



Program Dates

The winter 2021 session of GeNarrations begins the week of January 24. Participants meet once a week for six week, then spend one to two weeks sharing their stories internally.


Join a Class

Applications for the winter session of GeNarrations will open to new participants on January 3, 2022. An application form will be posted to this page.

Before applications are made public, past and current participants will have the opportunity to join a class.

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