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

 

GeNarrations Stories

Inspired by Britta Johnson's new musical "Life After", participants in the Summer 2022 session on GeNarrations wrote stories around the theme "Epilogues." Out of nearly one-hundred stories, ten were selected by GeNarrations participants and teaching artists to appear on this page. Hilarious and heartwarming, these stories explore the triumphs and tragedies that occur after the curtain goes down.

 

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Program Dates

Classes for the fall session of GeNarrations begin either the week of September 26 or the week of October 2. 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 open for the fall session of GeNarrations! To sign up for a class, please fill out the form at the link below:

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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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