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.
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.
StitchCast Studio Season IV Finale
Stitchers Youth Council Awards
December 16, 2022
Join Stitchers Youth Council by filling out the form below to learn more!
StitchCast Studio LIVE!
Watch and be a part of Story Stitchers live podcast discussions, presented on the state-of-the-arts stage, High Low, 3301 Washington Ave. Story Stitchers artists and guest artists will round out each presentation with live art interludes.
Returning in January 2023!
February 28 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! returns – 6:00-9:00 – High Low
March 28 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low
April 25 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low
May 23 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low
June 15, 16 – The WHY of MY City – 7:00 – .ZACK Theatre
June 23 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low
Stitchers Youth Council member Bobby J on bass guitar has fun playing with Roland Johnson and Soul Endeavor at StitchCast Studio LIVE! on June 10, 2022.
St. Louis’s legendary soul/funk vocalist and his band with flavor from Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Motown.
“One of the smoothest voices you’ll ever hear. A seasoned treasure of the rich soil of the Saint Louis Rhythm & Blues scene. Drawing inspiration from the 1960’s reminiscent of Otis Redding & James Brown, Roland Johnson turns out Ballads to Booty Shakers and everything in between with an authenticity that captivates profoundly.” —Blue Lotus Recordings
Friday, May 27, 2022
Live Podcast Recording Session + Performance by Point of View Jazz Ensemble
The “Point of View” Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Harvey Lockhart, is a progressive ensemble that performs a variety of jazz and positive popular music at over 50 public and private events per year. This ensemble has drastically impacted the lives of its students and has truly established a sense of family and pride. POV has established a reputation of producing exceptional young professional musicians, teaching students the importance of self-discipline, time management, communication, and unity. Instrumental music fundamentals, jazz history and advanced music theory are also taught in order to provide a deeper understanding of music.
StitchCast Studio Season III Finale
Live Podcast Recording Session + Award Winning Youth Performances
Stitchers Youth Council Awards!
Stitchers Youth Council has performed over 250 times since 2014 throughout St. Louis in cultural venues, parks and at block parties. Members are 16-24 years old social justice artists who work with adult mentors to generate high quality art that is aimed at moving the region to a healthier and happier future for all. Working on numerous awards including the prestigious Lewis Prize For Music, geared at driving them towards a larger youth arts and technology center, a CDC Foundation grant to create art to boost vaccine confidence amongst their peers, and the City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021 and 2022, they are certain to have an important impact. Catch their live podcast discussion, closing out Season III of StitchCast Studio followed by a live performance and mingle to sounds from Story Stitchers own DJs at the After Party.
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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Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.
Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.