Storycatchers Theatre

Helping youth in the juvenile justice system tell their stories

Grantee Cohort Fall 2017, Fall 2018

Location Chicago and Warrenville, Illinois

Storycatchers Theatre helps young people transform their traumatic experiences into powerful musical theatre, inspiring them to develop the courage and vision to become leaders and mentors.

Storycatchers partnered with Art for Justice to expand Changing Voices, a post-release performing arts employment program that enables formerly incarcerated youth ages 17-24 to create original musical theater, which they tour to schools, juvenile justice facilities, police district sites and other venues. Art for Justice also provided a general operating grant.