Storycatchers prepares young people to make thoughtful life choices through the process of writing, producing and performing original musical theatre inspired by personal stories. Through the creation of a statewide artistic platform that engages the public with the stories of incarcerated and re-entering youth, Storycatchers Theatre inspires the community to embrace and receive these children and young adults. For over 33 years, Storycatchers Theatre has served court-involved youth. Storycatchers has developed trauma-informed wrap-around programs from probation through detention, incarceration, and reentry. In November of 2013, Storycatchers received a “National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award” in recognition of its work with detained and incarcerated youth. Ira Glass, a long time supporter, has featured Storycatchers on “This American Life.” Storycatchers Theatre is proud to partner with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Steppenwolf Theatre.