Man of the House Performance Attracts Big Guests

Storycatchers Theatre teaches youth to consider thoughtful life choices through the process of creating, performing and producing original musical plays based on personal life stories. Most of the youth that Storycatchers works with are "court-involved" youth

.Ozivell "O.Z Bangaz" Ecford directed Storycatchers Theatre's staged production of the original musical "Man of the House" on June 26, 2015. The musical was written by residents of the Houston Center at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. The show addressed issues of broken family structure and decisions made while living under the stresses of poverty. The musical got the attention of two big guests who attended the June 26, 2015 performance. The youth were very excited about seeing Toni Preckwinkle and Justice Anne Burke in their audience. Both ladies really enjoyed the show and were gracious enouf to congradulate the youth performers one by one after the performance.


Anne Marie Burke, is an Illinois Supreme Court Justice for the First Judicial District. Burke was appointed to the Illinois Appellate Court in 1995 and was elected to the seat in 1996. Burke is also among the founders of the Special Olympics. To learn more about Justice Anne Burke click here.



Toni Preckwinkle is the current Cook County Board President and a former alderman in the Chicago City Council representing Chicago's 4th ward in Cook County, Illinois, United States. She was elected on November 2, 2010, as President of the Cook County Board, the Executive Branch of Cook County government. Preckwinkle first sought office in 1983 and was defeated twice before securing election in 1991 and subsequently being re-elected as alderman four times. To learn more about Toni Preckwinkle click here.

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