StitchCast Studio is a podcast produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective in Saint Louis, Missouri. It’s a show about the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The voices of youth of color are important to hear at this critical time. StitchCast Studio creates a series of leveled conversations about issues that concern youth related to health, safety and violence. This is the place to come to hear real conversations about what’s on the minds of 16-24 year old St. Louis youth and catch some powerful new ideas for solutions. Programs include original spoken word and music produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a nationally recognized Artists Collective know for high quality art ad innovative youth violence prevention programs. StitchCast Studio has received supported from the National Endowment for the Arts, On the web at arts dot gov. Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs has been provided by provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention, March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance, Deaconess Foundation, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Humanities Council, Arts and Education Council, and The Divided City, Washington University in St. Louis. To learn more visit storystitchers.org.
Tuesday Jun 13, 2023
Tuesday Jun 13, 2023
Tuesday Jun 13, 2023
StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Why of MY City is a series of unique conversations that will bring historical context around recurring topics chosen by youth for the StitchCast Studio published podcasts, including the preservation of black history and historical sites and the stories of Missouri's people throughout time. The Series dovetails into Story Stitchers’ multi-year signature program, The WHY of MY City, which focuses on the stories and history embedded in St. Louis, Missouri’s historically Black neighborhoods.
Celebrate Juneteenth with The WHY of MY City, a new play by Saint Louis Story Stitchers, written by Mario Farwell and directed by Gregory S. Carr.
The story…Wanda, a young African American, returns to St. Louis after graduating high school. She wants to explore opportunities, but Zoot Suit, a well-known gangster, entices her to come work for him. The community rallies to prevent Wanda from making a serious mistake and with the help of Scott Joplin, Madam CJ Walker, Cool Papa Bell and Tina Turner, they manage to save her from the clutches of Zoot Suit.
June 16 and 16 at 7:00 PM at the .ZACK Theater, St. Louis, MO.
Get your tickets on Metrotix.
In this Special Edition episode of StitchCast Studio for The WHY of MY City, our StitchCast, led by Emeara Burns, sits down with author and historian John A. Wright, Sr to discuss lost and disappearing Black historic sites.
Recorded live at Story Stitchers’ Studio at the Story Stitchers Studio called The Center, St. Louis, Missouri, on March 27, 2023.
Pick the City UP Art Interlude
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The WHY of MY City captures and documents pieces of black history through written word and art while training the next generation to become active, engaged citizens. Our goal is that programs become a force multiplier, rippling into families, schools, and neighborhoods, offering solutions to common urban problems.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ The WHY of MY City is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov. And by Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency, which receives support from the State of Missouri.
The WHY of MY City is supported in part by Missouri Humanities Council, a state agency, which receives support from the State of Missouri.
Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.
Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers programs is provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2023, and Trio Foundation of St. Louis.