GeNarrations

A storytelling performance workshop for adults 55+.

About the Program
GeNarrations Stories
Program Dates
How to Join a Class
Teaching Artists

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. 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, several GeNarrations classes are currently taking place online.

The spring session of GeNarrations began on April 11. For more information about this program, visit our FAQ page.

 

GeNarrations Stories

Inspired by August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, participants in the Fall 2021 session on GeNarrations wrote "Stories of Ancestors and Descendants." Out of over one-hundred fifty stories, fifteen were selected by GeNarrations participants and teaching artists to appear on this page.

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Program Dates

The spring session of GeNarrations began the week of April 11. Classes will take both in-person and over Zoom. Participants meet once a week for six weeks, then spend one to two weeks sharing their stories internally.

 

How to Join a Class

Registration is now closed for the spring 2022 session. Information about the upcoming summer session will be posted here.

 

Teaching Artists

  • ADRIAN AZEVEDO

    ADRIAN AZEVEDO

  • CYNTHIA CORNELIUS

  • LIAM COLLIER

    LIAM COLLIER

  • SHARON EVANS

    SHARON EVANS

  • JULIE GANEY

    JULIE GANEY

  • DEB LEWIS

    DEB LEWIS

  • LAURA STEMPEL

    LAURA STEMPEL

  • WILLA TAYLOR

    WILLA TAYLOR

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