Everyone has a story. The Orpheum Theatre Group values all stories and believes in making space for those stories to be shared. When we share stories and listen deeply to one another, we are able to question, reflect, grow, learn, and lean into the future with a more shared human understanding. We are able to transform ourselves, our communities, and our world.

All of our ACTs of Engagement Programs are offered completely FREE. These programs are constantly in development throughout the year, so be sure to check this page often! For more information about ACTs of Engagement, email education@orpheum-memphis.com

Upcoming Performances Include:

From Where I Stand with Refugee Empowerment Program

This theatrical storytelling performance (in partnership with R.E.P.) explores youth stories of HOME: Where is home? How is home defined by people and geography? How are our identities tied to the places we call home? What does it mean to leave home? How do we treat people who have left their homelands? How do we infuse culture and community into new homelands? You’re invited to hear youth share their personal stories of home from their point of view.

FREE Performances at the Halloran Centre Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3pm and Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7pm

Participant Perspectives:

“We need to share what happens to all of us, not keep it from the world.” - Brianna, Youth Participant from Facing History and Ourselves Partner

“A humbling, vulnerable, exciting, and memorable time shared with people from all over the world telling their stories.” - Chi’conna, Youth Participant from STAX Partner

Our featured 2018-2019 ACTs of Engagement included:

Listen Up!

Listen Up!

A digital documentary storytelling initiative featuring students from St. Patrick Catholic School

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

A theatrical storytelling initiative in partnership with Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Company, Facing History and Ourselves, The Refugee Empowerment Program, Stax Music Academy, and Shelby County Schools

History Around Memphis Poetry Slam

History Around Memphis Poetry Slam

A live poetry event to engage the entire community in the lead up to Memphis performances of the revolutionary Broadway Musical HAMILTON

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