StitchCast Studio brings together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes.
Youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.
StitchCast Studio moves inside to the stage at 3524 Washington Ave!
Watch and be a part of Story Stitchers live podcast discussions, presented on the state-of-the-arts stage of 3524 Washington Ave. Story Stitchers artists and guest artists will round out each presentation with live art interludes.
Youth, ages 16-24 years old, discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage. Live art interludes are incorporated into the presentations. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders.
LOCATION: 3524 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Friday, October 15, 2021 StitchCast Studio will open the fall series at 3524 Washington Ave with a podcast by youth leaders on mental health and healing.
In Part II of a series on mental health, Story Stitchers’ guests Alexis Evans, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Meaghan Hill, MAEd, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Therapist will join youth leaders. Audience members may ask questions.
The presentation will feature a live performance of spoken word by one of the youth after the podcast recording.
- Friday, October 29, 2021
- Friday, November 12, 2021
- Friday, December 10, 2021
Adults $15 through MetroTix. Early reservations are requested.
Event is free to youth under age 25 with a photo ID with date of birth at the door.
Reserve your free seat:
Effective September 1st, 2021, all people who are 12 years or older who wish to enter Story Stitchers venues will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated people, including unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children over the age of 12, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the activity start time or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of the activity start time. Story Stitchers policy also includes mandatory mask wearing indoors, social distancing, and frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
Covid Policies Landing Page: https://storystitchers.org/covid-19-safety-policies-and-procedures/
StitchCast Studio welcomes 16-24 year olds to learn and practice the art of podcasting!
We’re open in Zoom Tuesday and Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM!
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Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was 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 grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and ReCast.