16th Street Theater is proud to host Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s virtual show Divercity for six remote viewings on July 31 – August 9.
The mission of Tellin’ Tales Theatre is to shatter barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the transformative power of personal story. Tellin’ Tales brings together children and adults from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.
Tekki Lomnicki, the company’s Artistic Director and co-founder, is not new to 16th Street Theater. Tekki performed her own show Blurred Vision as a part of 16th Street’s Season Two in 2009. Tekki is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship in New Performance Forms, the 2008 3Arts Artists Award in Theater and the 2010 Grigsby Award for Excellence in Solo Performance, the 2014 Dan Van Hecke award for outstanding leadership and service to the disability community and the 2016 Dukes of Distinction Award. Tekki is also Vice President of Little People of America District 6 and serves on the inclusion committee of Old St. Mary’s Church in Chicago.