Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Greg Allen
See members of the cast discuss the production
Scenic Design by Janie Howland
Costume Design by Frances McSherry
Lighting Design by Abigail Wang
Sound Design by David Reiffel
Projections Design by Bella Ciaramitaro (Art & Design ’24)
Production Stage Manager: Nico Fernandez (’25)
Assistant Stage Manager: Lily McCollum (’25)
Rehearsals begin September 13
Performances October 13 – 23
A visceral blend of classical mythology and real-life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka’s Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence. Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes place on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers, and desperadoes, a no-man’s land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge, and escape. Serpentine routes from the street to the heart characterize the interactions in this spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society’s fringe.
“Polaroid Stories is a well written dark drama which speaks about some of the heavy issues in the lives of street youth in the city. This not a heartwarming story, but a dark social commentary from a very up close and personal viewpoint.”-Chicago Critic
This performance includes adult, suggestive, and offensive language, mentions and depictions of drug abuse and addiction as well as references to sexual harassment and violence.
Polaroid Stories is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.