solo-performance    community-outreach    young-adult

Six Stories Up in Discovery

Discover our 25th Anniversary Six Stories Up!


If one of six middle school students doesn’t win the science fair their beloved school will close. This musical exploration takes the audience through the exciting, mysterious world of mad scientists, aliens and wayward sound waves. Now in its 25th glorious year, Six Stories Up pairs middle school students with six adult theater mentors. All 12 perform together in a beautifully produced show.

Live for 2 weekends!
November 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13
Sign language interpretation on Saturday, November 5 and audio description on November 6

LIVE at the Filament Theater
4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL

Join us for a benefit reception to celebrate 25 years of Six Stories Up on November 6 at 4 p.m.

Tickets now available

More Information

New seasonIntroducing Our New Season

“Finding Your Voice” is our theme this year and each workshop
and show reflects going inside and bringing out our true voices.
Please join us by seeing a show, performing or participating in
a workshop.

See the Current Season

“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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