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Did you miss Divercity: Real Life Stories? Watch it virtually!

A wheelchair dancer instructor, a teacher packing up her classroom, a comic con attendee and other writers, actors, and advocates with physical disabilities star in funny, bittersweet solo performances in Divercity: Real Life Stories is now available on Vimeo. Sponsored by The Chicago Community Trust, Access Living of Chicago and the Bryant-Richards Family!

Watch it now through July 1

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Improv graphic“What’s Yours Like” is at it again! 

Tellin’ Tales Theatre takes its mission “to shatter barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the transformative power of personal story” to the world of improv. “What’s Yours Like” is inspired by a theme developed by the audience at the start of each show. Then, improvisers with and without disabilities leap into action and develop humorous and unpredictable narratives in real time.

Sundays, June 2, 16, 23 @ 8:00 pm
ASL Interpretation on June 23, 2024
For Audio description please request two weeks in advance by emailing

1501 N Kingsbury Dr
Chicago, Illinois

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Want to be a TTT Ambassador?

The Tellin’ Tales, Ambassadors Program is designed to engage young adults in promoting our mission, supporting our programs, and engaging in outreach. In return, we provide young adults with the opportunity to grow as artists, leaders, and advocates.

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“I feel that Six Stories Up has had a huge impact on Tiernan’s childhood. He tried one or two programs before but never went back after the first week because he felt like he didn’t fit in. He now calls himself an actor and feels that the program has shown him there’s nothing he can’t do.” —Daphne Tajalli

As you can see with Tiernan, and so many others, Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s programs helps mold the futures of our participants. You can support our mission with your time as a volunteer or ambassador, with a financial gift or through in-kind contributions. Please consider making a gift to Tellin’ Tales now.  85% of all donations go directly to the mission.


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