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Stories from the Stage

Stories have the power to astonish us, make us laugh and cry, and open our hearts to the world. Hosted by Wes Hazard and Theresa Okokon, STORIES FROM THE STAGE invites storytellers from around the world to share extraordinary tales of what it means to be human. Each episode features both on-stage performances and interviews about their inspirations and craft, and the meaning behind their stories.

Match Made

26m 50s

The search for a life partner is usually far from perfect - bad choices, parental pressure and twists & turns are all part of the journey. Tae crosses cultural barriers to find love; Diane turns to a how-to book to find her ideal partner; and Kevin fights to overcome his fear of marriage and finally tie the knot. Three storytellers, three interpretations of MATCH MADE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Episodes

  • Match Made: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Match Made

    S5 E19 - 26m 50s

    The search for a life partner is usually far from perfect - bad choices, parental pressure and twists & turns are all part of the journey. Tae crosses cultural barriers to find love; Diane turns to a how-to book to find her ideal partner; and Kevin fights to overcome his fear of marriage and finally tie the knot. Three storytellers, three interpretations of MATCH MADE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Family Ties: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Family Ties

    S5 E18 - 26m 30s

    Sometimes, we are born into families that nurture us. And for all the other times, we need to create our own. Gabriel looks for the imprint of the father he barely knew; Ariel makes a new family after being bullied for her queerness; and Kathleen's life is changed by an encounter with a cousin from El Salvador. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FAMILY TIES, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • One Way or Another: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    One Way or Another

    S5 E17 - 26m 30s

    In this 100th episode, tellers share how dealing with challenges showed them strengths they never knew they had. Brandon bridges the gap between their deaf grandma and a police officer using ASL; an allergic reaction turns Sara's vacation upside down; and Jeff takes on Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research. Three storytellers, three interpretations of ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • First: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    First

    S5 E16 - 26m 30s

    There is a first time for everything. In many cases, firsts are game changers, becoming unforgettable lessons for life. Erin navigates her first steps into puberty; Dyan's first encounter with a penguin takes her halfway across the globe; and Ali’s dad helps ease the pain of his first car accident. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FIRST, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • A Perfect Match: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Perfect Match

    S5 E15 - 26m 30s

    Searching and finding the right match - whether forged, challenged, lost or kept - is not always easy. Carla battles bureaucracy to bury her mother alongside her father; Andy experiences a new way to relate to his identical twin; and Valerie connects a deceased donor with someone in need of a new liver. Three storytellers, three interpretations of A PERFECT MATCH, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Fish Out of Water: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fish Out of Water

    S5 E14 - 26m 30s

    It can be a struggle to make sense of this world in which you don't quite belong. Shweta discovers that changing one's appearance to fit in has its drawbacks; Jenny tries tap dancing to get over the pandemic blues; and Carol, who struggled through high school, tries to find a college where she’ll fit in. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FISH OUT OF WATER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Above and Beyond: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Above and Beyond

    S5 E13 - 26m 30s

    From time to time, it's okay to lessen our expectations. But expecting more should be the norm. Norah proves that women can measure up in the Boston Marathon; Corey‘s prostate cancer experience makes him an advocate for testing among Black men, and Candace uses microfinancing to help Tanzanian women better their lives. Three stories, three interpretations of ABOVE AND BEYOND, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Unexpected: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unexpected

    S5 E12 - 26m 40s

    Big changes can happen when we least expect them. When they do, we have no choice but to improvise. Melissa uses an unconventional bait to lure her aging parents to relocate nearby; killer hornets enliven Erin's job in Japan; and Angel and her family trek through Kurdistan and an Iraq POW camp to find a new home in the U.S. Three stories, three interpretations of UNEXPECTED, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Perfect Storm: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Perfect Storm

    S5 E11 - 26m 39s

    The truth is that no one wants to be caught in a storm. While we don't know when or how they will hit, we do know there are lessons to be learned. Ellen attempts to balance pregnancy with caring for her stepmother; a friendship helps Kent weather adolescence; and Jen puts her skills to test against a tornado. Three stories, three interpretations of PERFECT STORM, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • As Good As It Gets: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    As Good As It Gets

    S5 E10 - 26m 30s

    How do we make the best of a situation? With imagination, initiative, and a willingness to take risks. And the results can be unexpected and amazing. Brendyn adds a roller coaster to his marriage proposal plan; Kristin discovers an unconventional remedy for pandemic fatigue; and Adam gets creative to deal with a nasty celebrity. Three storytellers, three interpretations of AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

  • Off the Press: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Off the Press

    S5 E9 - 26m 30s

    The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end. Yet we rarely learn the story behind the story. A young Joe gets a chance to meet the Pope; Rinaz immigrates to the US from Syria on Christmas Eve; and Shannon jumps hurdles in her quest to become a journalist. Three storytellers, three interpretations of OFF THE PRESS, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Stay the Course: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stay the Course

    S5 E8 - 26m 30s

    Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime. Heather honors her father by running a road race dressed as Rudolph; Banafsheh learns a lesson from a disastrous dance performance; and Tim gives up watching sports for a year and discovers a new life. Three stories, three interpretations of STAY THE COURSE, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Extras + Features

  • Growing Up Asian | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Growing Up Asian | Preview

    S5 E20 - 30s

    Every day, millions of people are creating their own definitions of what it means to be Asian American. Suzanne works with a parents association to organize during Boston's busing desegregation crisis and gains strength from the women; David travels to China for the first time to connect with his roots; and after being held at gunpoint in her family’s store, Eson learns the definition of love.

  • Match Made | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Match Made | Preview

    S5 E19 - 30s

    The search for a life partner is usually far from perfect - bad choices, parental pressure and twists & turns are all part of the journey. Tae crosses cultural barriers to find love; Diane turns to a how-to book to find her ideal partner; and Kevin fights to overcome his fear of marriage and finally tie the knot. Three storytellers, three interpretations of MATCH MADE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Family Ties | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Family Ties | Preview

    S5 E18 - 30s

    Sometimes, we are born into families that nurture us. And for all the other times, we need to create our own. Gabriel looks for the imprint of the father he barely knew; Ariel makes a new family after being bullied for her queerness; and Kathleen's life is changed by an encounter with a cousin from El Salvador. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FAMILY TIES, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • One Way or Another | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    One Way or Another | Preview

    S5 E17 - 30s

    In this 100th episode, tellers share how dealing with challenges showed them strengths they never knew they had. Brandon bridges the gap between their deaf grandma and a police officer using ASL; an allergic reaction turns Sara's vacation upside down; and Jeff takes on Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research. Three storytellers, three interpretations of ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • First | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    First | Preview

    S5 E16 - 30s

    There is a first time for everything. In many cases, firsts are game changers, becoming unforgettable lessons for life. Erin navigates her first steps into puberty; Dyan's first encounter with a penguin takes her halfway across the globe; and Ali’s dad helps ease the pain of his first car accident. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FIRST, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • A Perfect Match | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Perfect Match | Preview

    S5 E15 - 30s

    Searching and finding the right match - whether forged, challenged, lost or kept - is not always easy. Carla battles bureaucracy to bury her mother alongside her father; Andy experiences a new way to relate to his identical twin; and Valerie connects a deceased donor with someone in need of a new liver. Three storytellers, three interpretations of A PERFECT MATCH, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Fish Out of Water | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fish Out of Water | Preview

    S5 E14 - 30s

    It can be a struggle to make sense of this world in which you don't quite belong. Shweta discovers that changing one's appearance to fit in has its drawbacks; Jenny tries tap dancing to get over the pandemic blues; and Carol, who struggled through high school, tries to find a college where she’ll fit in. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FISH OUT OF WATER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Above and Beyond | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Above and Beyond | Preview

    S5 E13 - 30s

    From time to time, it's okay to lessen our expectations. But expecting more should be the norm. Norah proves that women can measure up in the Boston Marathon; Corey‘s prostate cancer experience makes him an advocate for testing among Black men, and Candace uses microfinancing to help Tanzanian women better their lives. Three stories, three interpretations of ABOVE AND BEYOND, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Unexpected | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unexpected | Preview

    S5 E12 - 29s

    Big changes can happen when we least expect them. When they do, we have no choice but to improvise. Melissa uses an unconventional bait to lure her aging parents to relocate nearby; killer hornets enliven Erin's job in Japan; and Angel and her family trek through Kurdistan and an Iraq POW camp to find a new home in the U.S. Three stories, three interpretations of UNEXPECTED, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Perfect Storm | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Perfect Storm | Preview

    S5 E11 - 30s

    The truth is that no one wants to be caught in a storm. While we don't know when or how they will hit, we do know there are lessons to be learned. Ellen attempts to balance pregnancy with caring for her stepmother; a friendship helps Kent weather adolescence; and Jen puts her skills to test against a tornado. Three stories, three interpretations of PERFECT STORM, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • As Good As It Gets | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    As Good As It Gets | Promo

    S5 E10 - 30s

    How do we make the best of a situation? With imagination, initiative, and a willingness to take risks. And the results can be unexpected and amazing. Brendyn adds a roller coaster to his marriage proposal plan; Kristin discovers an unconventional remedy for pandemic fatigue; and Adam gets creative to deal with a nasty celebrity. Three storytellers, three interpretations of AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

  • Off the Press | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Off the Press | Promo

    S5 E9 - 29s

    The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end. Yet we rarely learn the story behind the story. A young Joe gets a chance to meet the Pope; Rinaz immigrates to the US from Syria on Christmas Eve; and Shannon jumps hurdles in her quest to become a journalist. Three storytellers, three interpretations of OFF THE PRESS, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Schedule

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    Stories from the Stage

    At the Scene

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Hunter Gardner has existential thoughts while in the emergency room; Courtney Pong discovers the power of her own voice; Cynthia Rojas overcomes her fear of taking an Uber.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    At the Scene

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Hunter Gardner has existential thoughts while in the emergency room; Courtney Pong discovers the power of her own voice; Cynthia Rojas overcomes her fear of taking an Uber.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    At the Scene

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Hunter Gardner has existential thoughts while in the emergency room; Courtney Pong discovers the power of her own voice; Cynthia Rojas overcomes her fear of taking an Uber.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Growing Up Asian

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about the richness and variety of the Asian American experience.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Monday
    May 30

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.
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    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.
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    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.
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    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Friday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Friday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Serving With Honor

    Friday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Service members and their families demonstrate character and resolve amid trying circumstances; with Kevin Dutremble, Juli-anne Whitney Jensen and James Griffin.

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