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 spring session of GeNarrations begins the week of April 5 and will conclude the week of May 17. 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.”



Join a Class

Space in GeNarrations is currently limited, however, it is our goal to accommodate as many storytellers as possible. Fill out the form at the link below to join our waitlist, and we will get in touch as soon as space is available!


See below for a complete list of classes.

NOTE: Addresses listed in the table below refer to class locations prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. All GeNarrations classes are currently meeting online.

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