Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education
225 S Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Join us for a one-night-only event showcasing the voices of young people from across the city. Students at Middle College High School have collaborated with the Orpheum Theatre Group to create original theatrical performances sharing their stories in their own words.
Storyfest features FREE live performances, engagement activities, and community reflections at the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum.
All performances will be interpreted in sign language by BridgesWEST.
Faith It ‘Til You Make It
Seven high school students share stories of how to balance family, friendship, and faith in a world of fantasy, fun, and familiarity. Meet Aliyah, Christian, David, Janiya, Jeremiah, Kendall, and Zion as they share what happens when their faith gets tested, family bonds start feeling more like burdens than blessings, and friendships leave them feeling more shocked than electric. Will their faith be marked absent or present? Created in Partnership with Middle College High School.
To Make a Love Story Short
To love and be loved can be one of the most exhilarating rides of a lifetime. Love can encompass a spectrum of feelings and emotions — including struggle. How can a person push past their struggle to love? Does the love fade away or do you allow your love to grow and deepen in the roots of struggle? Open your hearts to Corinthian, Faith, Haji, Kaylee, Khalil, Kimora, Libertie, and Malek – eight students from Middle College who share their strength and vulnerability as they share the struggles they have encountered by trying to love. Created in Partnership with Middle College High School.
In From Where I Stand, the Orpheum Theatre Group undergoes deep collaboration with participants from a community or school organization who share their personal stories from their point of view. By collaborating in an artistic process, participants bring their individual perspectives together to create an original performance to share. By providing a platform and resources, we seek to elevate stories in our community and encourage dialogue and transformation through the power of the arts.