Syracuse Stories Series

We are proud to introduce our Syracuse Stories series. It's a place where we can come together and explore topics that directly impact our city. Syracuse Stories embraces the idea that theatre has the power to help foster change in ourselves, our community, and our world.

Many Syracuse Stories will be presented virtually through Zoom. Click the "Register Now" button to sign up and receive an email with the Zoom login information for the Syracuse Story you are interested in. Recordings of previous conversations will be available to watch on your own time.


A Gatherin' Place - October 16 - October 25, 2020

Written by Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Performed by The Harriet Tubman Troupe -
a community theatre troupe associated with Auburn Public Theater

A group of Black women, residents of the same Brooklyn building, finds strength and courage as they discover the power inherent in telling their own stories in their own voices.

Virtual talkback Join the cast on Sunday, October 18 at 5 PM live via Zoom and learn more about A Gatherin' Place. This is an open community forum for people to meet the artistic team, ask questions, share experiences, and interest those who haven't seen it. Though the event is free, you must register beforehand.

100 Conversations for Change in partnership with 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Black Cub Productions

Conversations available to watch now.

"Having marches and conversations around Black Lives Matter is a good thing. But, then what?" - Drake Harrison, president, 100 Black Men of Syracuse.

Drake Harrison hosts conversations with Central New York leaders and influencers--the people who have the power to make change. Through 100 Conversations for Change, these leaders outline plans for how they can enact change for the better in our community.

"Who Counts?" Collecting Stories with the Census

Thursday, September 3, 5PM on Zoom

This special Syracuse Story is about our partnership with the US Census. Learn more about the Census, be a part of collecting local stories, and leave a message for future generations about why each one of us "counts."

Topics for discussion:
- The impact the Census has in our community
- Who we are as a community
- How to collect stories from friends and family that will be included in a video collage created by Syracuse Stage and the Census
- How to earn a $50 gift card for joining the "Who Counts" project

Arts Online: Strategies of Teaching Theatre through Zoom

Friday, August 14, 5PM on Zoom

Meet our Education Team and be a part of the conversation as we look at strategies for teachers, parents, and students involved in arts education and creative performances/exhibits. We will share resources about teaching arts programming online and lessons learned from successfully hosting a two-week, entirely online summer theatre program for middle school students.

Topics for consideration:
- After school arts programming
- Staging a Zoom performance
- Zoom exhibits
- Playwriting workshops
- Live vs. recorded
- Zoom bandwidth

For questions and more information about the Arts Online Syracuse Story, contact Kate Laissle at

Upcoming Syracuse Stories

Dates and times to be announced
- Revisiting Tales from the Salt City: A transformative theatre reunion 
- A Gatherin' Place: Talkback with the Harriet Tubman Troupe
- Stephan Wolfert: Meet artist in residence Stephan Wolfert as he discusses his work with veterans around the country, his upcoming Syracuse projects, and performance workshops for the community


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