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.



Tales from the Salt City - Reunion

Monday, October 23

Tales from the Salt City was a powerful exploration of the changing face of Syracuse through an interview-based theatrical work that presented first-hand narratives of citizens of Syracuse. Created by theatrical innovator Ping Chong and constructed as a chamber piece of storytelling, the performance featured local residents telling their personal experiences of creating cultural identity out of rich and complex histories. Collaborators Ping Chong, Sara Zatz, and Kyle Bass continue the conversation 12 years later, bringing together the diverse community cast members that made this theatrical experience so powerful and memorable.

A Gatherin' Place Virtual Talkback

Watch a virtual talkback with the cast of A Gatherin' Place, recorded October 18.
A Gatherin' Place, October 16 - November 1, 2020
Written by Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Performed by The Harriet Tubman Troupe - a community theatre troupe associated with Auburn Public Theater.

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


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