Storycatchers transforms real life experiences into powerful musical theater

Katherine Korey, Jacob Clinkscales, Priya Shah and Justin Kaufmann

Katherine Korey, Director of Development and Marketing at Bright Promises Foundation, Priya Shah, Executive Director of Storycatchers Theatre and Jacob Clinkscales, Apprentice Teaching Artist at Storycatchers Theatre join Justin on Extension 720 to discuss how the Storycatchers Theatre is improving communication between young people and the police. Katherine, Priya and Jacob talk about what Storycatchers does best, where the idea for Storycatchers comes from, what it means to own your own narrative, the challenge of getting people to write something vulnerable about themselves, why the Bright Promises Foundation became involved with Storycatchers Theatre, the impact that Storycatchers has in the community and how important Storycatchers is to improving the relationship between young people and the police.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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