Project Description

Grantee Profile: Stories on Stage

Stories on Stage combines theatre with literature and presents short stories in dramatic readings by professional actors. Stories on Stage gives audiences a unique opportunity to understand what another person’s life is like. Productions have explored diverse themes such as slavery in America, the Holocaust, mental health, autism, addiction and Latino culture.

Stories on Stage collaborates with many nonprofits including Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Buntport Theatre Company, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver Botanic Gardens, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, and The Narrators.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation helps fund Stories on Stage with general operating support. Their 2016 season included: Missed Connections, short vignettes about looking for love in the digital age; Fifty Shades of Stories on Stage which presents sexy and fun stories; Finding Your Way, which are stories targeted for Millennials; True Story, moving stories of everyday life; Fractured Fairy Tales, which are re-tellings of classic tales; and Welcome to Austenland which celebrates the works of Jane Austen.

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