Education & Community Storytelling


Education & Community storytelling

Seeing one’s life reflected back affirms the dignity and humanity of all of us. Storytelling enriches the lives of our communities by allowing us to better understand each other. Students and youth in schools today have numerous opportunities to share their stories and be heard, and communities continue to diversify as the culture expands and builds new narratives. Through Houses on the Moon’s educational residencies, we empower youth and adults through storytelling workshops and creative expression. Our workshops utilize theater techniques and game play to uncover connectivity, and can be adapted for schools, community centers, or other non-traditional spaces.

HOTM offers a menu of services for both Education & Community Storytelling. Programming can be tailored to your needs, including community center programming, daytime & after-school residencies, student assemblies, theater productions, and staff professional development. 

Facilitating storytelling as a tool to inspire community dialogue, we have offered educational workshops and performances at venues, conferences, and festivals across the US and internationally, including: University of Colorado, UT Austin, New England Law, Arizona State University, NYU Law, Connecticut College, Elmhurst Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Mt. Sinai, International Prisoners Family Conference, the National Gay & Lesbian Theater Festival, and The American Friends Service Committee’s Liberation Advocacy Training Camp.

Through NYC-funded initiatives, we have facilitated multi-year educational residencies at Pan American International HS in Elmhurst, Queens (funded by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative) and Hostos-Lincoln Academy in the Bronx (funded by ART: A Catalyst for Change) since 2015. With presentations of our critically-acclaimed documentary play DE NOVO (exploring issues of youth immigration and gang affiliation), and multi-week after-school residencies, we explore relationship building and community understanding through storytelling.

Podcasting Residency

In the fall of 2021, Houses on the Moon teamed up with History UnErased to facilitate the Youth Equity Podcast training program designed to help NYCDOE middle and high school students express, shape and share remarkable stories from their lives. We believe real human stories spark transformation and that students’ unheard stories have the power to create real change in our world. Check out their work on our
Student Spotify Channel!

Get in touch

For further information about scheduling our education programming, please contact [email protected].