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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 fall session of GeNarrations begins the week of September 26. For more information about this program, visit our FAQ page.


GeNarrations Stories

Inspired by Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, participants in the fall 2022 session of GeNarrations wrote stories of food, family and the nourishment that keeps us going through difficult times. Out of over one-hundred stories, thirteen were selected by GeNarrations participants and teaching artists to appear on the Goodman website.



Program Dates

Classes for the winter session of GeNarrations begin either the week of January 23 or the week of January 30. 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

Applications for the winter session of GeNarrations will open to new participants on January 16, 2023. For a complete list of available classes, click the link below.


Teaching Artists

Liam Collier