BackGround and mission
Stories Without Roofs was born from the belief that storytelling is one of our greatest tools for communication and understanding and the knowledge that everyone has a story to tell, as long as there are those ready to hear it.
from page to stage
Stories Without Roofs exists to give a voice to those who may at times feel voiceless. We tell the untold stories of homeless men and women, as they are related to us first hand in our writing workshops.
We believe that art can heal. We know that the creation of a self narrative is important for identity formation and can be crucial to recovery from traumatic events. Borrowing some theories from Playback Theatre, we think it's important not only for our participants to write and tell their stories, but also to hear and see their stories reflected back to them.
This is why we take the stories of our participants and perform them on stage.
social justice theater
We have faith that art - particularly live performance art - is a powerful vehicle for social change. We strive to strengthen community bonds by inviting others to bear witness to these stories, to contemplate their implications, and to engage in meaningful dialogue with one another.