16th Street Theater is proud to host Divercity by our friends at Tellin’ Tales Theatre directed by their Artistic Director Tekki Lomnicki who was on 16th Street’s stage in 2009 when she performed her wonderful autobiographical show Blurred Vision.
Tellin’ Tales Theatre plants the seeds of acceptance through story in Divercity, running for 6 shows only! Stories range from hilarious to touching and everything in between. All of the performers have disabilities and hail from all corners of the city and suburbs.
Divercity is now part of both 3 Play and 100 Club Subscription Series in Season Thirteen 2020. (Taking the place of Wake Up, Mrs. Moore which has been postponed to 2021) The running time of this virtual performance is 60 minutes.
Extra Extra! Join us for a Free Panel: The Future of American Theater for People With Disabilities Thursday August 6 @ 6PM CDT (7PM EDT, 4PM PDT)
How was this show created? So glad you asked! To further Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s mission of shattering barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds, Tellin’ Tales invites adult solo performers with disabilities to write and perform their original stories. Connections are made when audiences see that the experiences of people with disabilities are similar to their own. Divercity is a lively mix of touching and hilarious performances. Followed by Zoom talk-backs on July 31, Aug 1 and Aug 2 only.
IN OTHER NEWS… Are you a solo performer/writer with or without a disability who would like to develop your work with Tellin’ Tales? Next FREE workshop begins Tuesday August 4. Download info flyer here for Tellin’ Tales next writing/performing workshop: Hands up race in America