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.

To learn more about this program, email us at

Alice B. Rapaport Education Center, 170 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60601 

  • Monday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 12pm (FULL)
  • Wednesday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm 
  • Thursday, 11:30am to 1:30pm (FULL)

Chicago Park District: Homan Square, 3559 W. Arthington Chicago, IL 60624

  • Thursday, 11am-1pm

DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637

  • Monday, 10am to 12pm

Greater Institutional A.M.E. Church, 7800 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619

  • Monday, 9:30am-11:30am
  • Monday, 12pm-2pm

North Center Senior Satellite Center, 4040 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

  • Friday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Norwood Park Senior Center, 5801 N Natoma Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

  • Thursdays, 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Tuesday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Portage Park Satellite Senior Center, 4001 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 

  • Friday, 12pm-1:50pm

Radclyffe Hall/Sidetrack’s, 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 

  • Tuesday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

St. Luke’s Renaissance, 1501 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60657  

  • Thursday, 10am to 12pm 

Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626 

  • Tuesday, 10:30am to 12:30pm

*15 Classes, 10 centers, 4 session per season [fall, winter, spring, summer]

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