Arts and Music

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.

Modern Family

26m 30s

“Family” has countless definitions. We are born into one, or find one by choice or creation. No matter how family comes together, they have influence on our lives. After divorcing, Laura forges a new relationship; Saket finds kinship after immigrating; and Mackenzie breaks new ground by taking on a "man's job." Three storytellers, three interpretations of MODERN FAMILY, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Episodes

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    Modern Family

    S6 E7 - 26m 30s

    “Family” has countless definitions. We are born into one, or find one by choice or creation. No matter how family comes together, they have influence on our lives. After divorcing, Laura forges a new relationship; Saket finds kinship after immigrating; and Mackenzie breaks new ground by taking on a "man's job." Three storytellers, three interpretations of MODERN FAMILY, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • New Chapter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Chapter

    S6 E6 - 26m 30s

    How do you start a new chapter in life? Experiencing that first time means confronting changes and everything that comes with it. In response to racism, Salil takes a different path; after COVID isolation, Estella reaches out to her neighbors; and Katie attempts a new approach after a disastrous first day on the job. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NEW CHAPTER, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • The Perfect Gift: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Perfect Gift

    S6 E5 - 26m 30s

    It is often said that it is better to give than to receive. But no matter which side we’re on, gifts have the power to simply bring a smile or even save a life. Christine donates a kidney to a stranger; Stacey dreams of one gift but gets another; and on the night of her first high school dance, Mary gets an amazing gift from her dad. Three storytellers, three interpretations of THE PERFECT GIFT.

  • Raising the Bar: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Raising the Bar

    S6 E4 - 26m 30s

    Raising the bar calls for a promise to improve and keep that word. When setting a higher standard for yourself, the effect ripples to others. Samantha helps her dance students feel less pressure; Vernon discovers the reason why men want to do better by women; and Haley finds compassion for those who spoil her day. Three storytellers, three interpretations of RAISING THE BAR, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • In the Name of Justice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In the Name of Justice

    S6 E3 - 26m 30s

    Standing up for justice means encountering opposition. When we have the courage to do what is right, we can help justice prevail. After a gas explosion, Gladys helps her neighborhood fight back; Eben switches careers to advocate for climate equity; and Antonio's protest sparks a media frenzy in Brazil. Three storytellers, three interpretations of IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE, hosted by Wes Hazard.

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    Growing Up Latina

    S6 E2 - 26m 30s

    Being a young Latina means living within a vibrant and varied global culture. It also means navigating identity and intersectionality. Rosanna discovers that friendship can cross all borders; Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; and Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting. Three storytellers, three interpretations of GROWING UP LATINA.

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    Changemakers

    S6 E1 - 26m 30s

    Change is never easy. But if we try hard enough, we can make the world a better place. Luciana strives for a new definition of beauty after experiencing sudden hair loss; Su extends a helping hand, even though it means breaking the rules; and Robin shows her fellow EMTs that women can excel. Three storytellers, three interpretations of CHANGEMAKERS, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Extras + Features

  • Transformation | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Transformation | Preview

    S6 E10 - 30s

    We often believe that our circumstances are permanent, when in fact, this is not the case. If only we dare, change can happen. Jason discovers his voice and sees himself in a new light; Jackie embarks on a daring career change that leads to joy; and Judah changes his name and learns to trust his inner voice. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TRANSFORMATION, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Through Thick and Thin | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Through Thick and Thin | Preview

    S6 E9 - 30s

    When faced with adversity, it's easy to believe that the universe is conspiring against us. However, the lessons we learn last a lifetime. Linda learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena works to recover economically after the 2008 crash; and Marlon uses comedy to lessen the pain of war. Three storytellers, three interpretations of THROUGH THICK AND THIN, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Culture Shock | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Culture Shock | Preview

    S6 E8 - 30s

    When experiencing a new and unfamiliar culture, we often feel like outsiders. But crossing cultures help us become more human. Micaela, the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, explores German culture; Anita lives in poverty in a wealthy community; and after being mistaken for a homeless person, Biar expands his view. Three storytellers, three interpretations of CULTURE SHOCK, hosted by Wes Hazard.

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

    Modern Family | Preview

    S6 E7 - 30s

    “Family” has countless definitions. We are born into one, or find one by choice or creation. No matter how family comes together, they have influence on our lives. After divorcing, Laura forges a new relationship; Saket finds kinship after immigrating; and Mackenzie breaks new ground by taking on a "man's job." Three storytellers, three interpretations of MODERN FAMILY, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • New Chapter | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Chapter | Preview

    S6 E6 - 30s

    How do you start a new chapter in life? Experiencing that first time means confronting changes and everything that comes with it. In response to racism, Salil takes a different path; after COVID isolation, Estella reaches out to her neighbors; and Katie attempts a new approach after a disastrous first day on the job. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NEW CHAPTER, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • The Perfect Gift | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Perfect Gift | Preview

    S6 E5 - 30s

    It is often said that it is better to give than to receive. But no matter which side we’re on, gifts have the power to simply bring a smile or even save a life. Christine donates a kidney to a stranger; Stacey dreams of one gift but gets another; and on the night of her first high school dance, Mary gets an amazing gift from her dad. Three storytellers, three interpretations of THE PERFECT GIFT.

  • Raising the Bar | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Raising the Bar | Preview

    S6 E4 - 30s

    Raising the bar calls for a promise to improve and keep that word. When setting a higher standard for yourself, the effect ripples to others. Samantha helps her dance students feel less pressure; Vernon discovers the reason why men want to do better by women; and Haley finds compassion for those who spoil her day. Three storytellers, three interpretations of RAISING THE BAR, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • In the Name of Justice | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In the Name of Justice | Preview

    S6 E3 - 30s

    Standing up for justice means encountering opposition. When we have the courage to do what is right, we can help justice prevail. After a gas explosion, Gladys helps her neighborhood fight back; Eben switches careers to advocate for climate equity; and Antonio's protest sparks a media frenzy in Brazil. Three storytellers, three interpretations of IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE, hosted by Wes Hazard.

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

    Growing Up Latina | Preview

    S6 E2 - 30s

    Being a young Latina means living within a vibrant and varied global culture. It also means navigating identity and intersectionality. Rosanna discovers that friendship can cross all borders; Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; and Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting. Three storytellers, three interpretations of GROWING UP LATINA.

  • Changemakers | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Changemakers | Preview

    S6 E1 - 30s

    Change is never easy. But if we try hard enough, we can make the world a better place. Luciana strives for a new definition of beauty after experiencing sudden hair loss; Su extends a helping hand, even though it means breaking the rules; and Robin shows her fellow EMTs that women can excel. Three storytellers, three interpretations of CHANGEMAKERS, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Schedule

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    Stories from the Stage

    Modern Family

    Friday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about family with Laura Frye, Saket Agarwal and Mackenzie Vieira.
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    Stories from the Stage

    Modern Family

    Friday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about family with Laura Frye, Saket Agarwal and Mackenzie Vieira.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Modern Family

    Friday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    Stories about family with Laura Frye, Saket Agarwal and Mackenzie Vieira.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Modern Family

    Saturday
    Jan 28

    30 Minutes

    Stories about family with Laura Frye, Saket Agarwal and Mackenzie Vieira.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Monday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Friday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Friday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Culture Shock

    Friday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    A grandchild of Holocaust survivors faces choices about exploring German culture; a woman lives in poverty despite her community's wealth; a man expands his view of humanity.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.
  • Image
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    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.
  • Image
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    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Through Thick and Thin

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    Linda Button learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena Webb-Thomas tries to recover economically from the crash of 2008; Marlon Fisher uses comedy to lesson the pain of war.

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