The mission of Stories on Stage is to nurture empathy and understanding among individuals as well as groups through performing arts programming that combines theater with literature.
Stories on Stage began in June
of 2000 with a pilot performance at the Acoma Center in Denver. We formed a nonprofit corporation in 2001 and
our board of directors adopted our mission. We initiated and continue our
LoDough program which allows anyone who wants to attend our program to purchase
tickets on a name-your-price basis. In
addition to our standard programming of actors in dramatic reading of short
fiction, we create special shows at the request of citizens on topics of
interest to our community, including slavery in America (The Slave
Narratives), mental health (The Mind's Eye), Latino culture (Beyond
the Border), addiction (Addiction-Free: The Road From Hell and Bill W. and Dr. Bob) and
autism (Autism Chronicles). In November 2009, Stories on Stage created
an actual book about cancer caregivers. Based on interviews with 40 caregivers
from Exempla's Comprehensive Cancer Center, the book became the basis of The
Calling to Care, a performance
designed around the interviews.
In 2008 Stories on Stage was
selected by the Mile High Chapter of the Red Cross for its Breakfast of
Champions “Everyday Heroes” Award for our efforts to increase inclusiveness in
arts programming and audiences and for our emphasis on programming that
addresses issues of importance to our community.
In spring, 2010
founder and Artistic Director Norma Moore retired and Anthony Powell became
Stories on Stage's second artistic director. We currently perform our season shows at Su
Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, The King Center, and in various
venues in Boulder.