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.

Body and Soul

26m 14s

In the tapestry of existence, body and soul are interwoven threads. Alexandria discovers body gratitude through a harrowing medical journey; with her grandmother’s guidance, Shirley reconciles with the passing of a family friend; and Milos harmonizes a birth injury with the redemptive melodies of his clarinet. Three storytellers, three poignant reflections on BODY AND SOUL, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Episodes

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    Body and Soul

    S7 E21 - 26m 14s

    In the tapestry of existence, body and soul are interwoven threads. Alexandria discovers body gratitude through a harrowing medical journey; with her grandmother’s guidance, Shirley reconciles with the passing of a family friend; and Milos harmonizes a birth injury with the redemptive melodies of his clarinet. Three storytellers, three poignant reflections on BODY AND SOUL, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Belonging: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Belonging

    S7 E20 - 26m 14s

    Belonging is a fundamental human desire that transcends geographical, cultural, and social boundaries, encompassing the search for identity, acceptance, and connection within communities, families, and oneself. Grace shares how a green station wagon helped her family become Americans; Chris searches for the meaning of home; and in response to racism, Salil takes a different path.

  • Life Is a Laugh: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Life Is a Laugh

    S7 E19 - 26m 14s

    Mishaps in life are perhaps the ones we remember most vividly. Tone shares the funny side of his hospital stay; Nina, who is blind and hearing-impaired, searches for the perfect volunteer driver; and Geraldine’s first hitchhiking adventure turns into an unforgettable journey of close calls and gratitude. Three storytellers, three interpretations of LIFE IS A LAUGH, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Youth Rising: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Youth Rising

    S7 E22 - 26m 14s

    In the exuberance of youth lies the heartbeat of change. Beatriz grapples with being “too girly” in the rigorous world of STEM; Omar’s underdog mayoral race captures the essence of youthful idealism; and Sara shares the behind-the-scenes story of young, climate education activists. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOUTH RISING, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Nine-to-Five: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nine-to-Five

    S7 E18 - 26m 14s

    Work can be simply a way to survive. But sometimes it is a nightmare, and other times a dream come true. A parent's urgent call cuts through the noise of Mary’s ordinary workday; Alexis transforms from struggling student into a guiding mentor; and after a trip to the Caribbean, Anne sails into a life of adventure. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NINE-TO-FIVE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Turning Point: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Turning Point

    S7 E17 - 26m 15s

    Life's journey is punctuated by times that call for courage and change. Lloyd transforms loss into a quest where forgiveness opens doors to justice; Alfred's day as a firefighter shifts when an act of arson shatters dreams; and Shanita becomes an abolitionist to break down the walls that separate her from her mother. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TURNING POINT, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • In an Instant: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In an Instant

    S7 E16 - 26m 14s

    Sometimes, fleeting moments define our existence. Swapna juggles dreams of becoming both a doctor and a mother; Omar steps into the chaos of the Waukesha tragedy and discovers a beacon of unity; and from the cold confines of his cell, Jabir confronts the prison's rules to have one last conversation with his mother. Three storytellers, three interpretations of IN AN INSTANT, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • You're Hired!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    You're Hired!

    S7 E15 - 26m 14s

    The twists and turns of professional life can lead to finding a true path. Raised in a restaurant family, Jennifer discovers her expertise lies beyond the dining room; Bobbie learns that aiming high can make the incredible happen; and Harry ditches the world of sports agents for a more compassionate calling. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOU'RE HIRED, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Be the Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Be the Change

    S7 E14 - 26m 14s

    Change isn't only forged by the mighty; the actions of everyday individuals often spark it. Negin champions the cause of women's rights in Iran; Lisa and heroic health aides share the life of a COVID-19 patient; and Mikhala channels the legacy of jazz and Creole into a vibrant retelling of New Orleans' history. Three storytellers, three interpretations of BE THE CHANGE; hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Extraordinary Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extraordinary Women

    S7 E13 - 26m 14s

    What does it mean to be extraordinary? Defy the odds and redefine benchmarks of success. Homeless at 19, Natalie builds a career as a pediatric neurosurgeon; Rebecca, one of the "Lost Girls of Sudan," finds a path to creating positive change; and Lachi fights discrimination as a disability rights advocate. Three storytellers, three interpretations of EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN; hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Suddenly: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Suddenly

    S7 E12 - 26m 14s

    Our lives can change in the blink of an eye: We meet a stranger and make a connection. Or we take a chance - and turn our world upside down. Joy rediscovers a community she had left behind; Lee-Ellen finds kinship in the aftermath of an earthquake; and Gerard receives a diagnosis that immediately alters everything. Three storytellers, three interpretations of SUDDENLY, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • The Funny Side: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Funny Side

    S7 E11 - 26m 14s

    Life can be serious, but when the tears dry and the scars fade, sometimes we can find the funny side. Jennifer shares the story of her parents’ marriage through the tale of a doomed onion; Steph explores the humor of life through the traditions of her family; and Jason gets busted for throwing down dance moves. Three storytellers, three interpretations of THE FUNNY SIDE, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Extras + Features

  • Proud to Be | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Proud to Be | Preview

    S7 E25 - 30s

    To embrace PRIDE, you often need to define yourself in your own way. Srilatha's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden 'A' in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin receives a time capsule gift from their late grandfather; and Jamie takes us on a 20-year journey of transition and self-love. Three storytellers, three interpretations of PROUD TO BE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Adventure Ahead | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adventure Ahead | Preview

    S7 E24 - 30s

    In the realm of the unknown, each adventure paves the way for revelation. Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; a moment with Arctic terns redefines Mark’s understanding of perseverance; and Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown, where a rivalry ignites the field. Three storytellers, three interpretations of ADVENTURE AHEAD, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Into the Wild | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Into the Wild | Preview

    S7 E23 - 30s

    When we venture beyond the familiar, we can transform the unexplored into a canvas of discovery. Avesha's love of the outdoors is instilled by her father; Antonio turns a chaotic whale-watching trip into a memorable family adventure; and Jenny chronicles her run across America and the community who made it possible. Three storytellers, three interpretations of INTO THE WILD, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Body and Soul | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Body and Soul | Preview

    S7 E21 - 30s

    In the tapestry of existence, body and soul are interwoven threads. Alexandria discovers body gratitude through a harrowing medical journey; with her grandmother’s guidance, Shirley reconciles with the passing of a family friend; and Milos harmonizes a birth injury with the redemptive melodies of his clarinet. Three storytellers, three poignant reflections on BODY AND SOUL, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Belonging | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Belonging | Preview

    S7 E20 - 30s

    Belonging is a fundamental human desire that transcends geographical, cultural, and social boundaries, encompassing the search for identity, acceptance, and connection within communities, families, and oneself. Grace shares how a green station wagon helped her family become Americans; Chris searches for the meaning of home; and in response to racism, Salil takes a different path.

  • Life Is a Laugh | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Life Is a Laugh | Preview

    S7 E19 - 30s

    Mishaps in life are perhaps the ones we remember most vividly. Tone shares the funny side of his hospital stay; Nina, who is blind and hearing-impaired, searches for the perfect volunteer driver; and Geraldine’s first hitchhiking adventure turns into an unforgettable journey of close calls and gratitude. Three storytellers, three interpretations of LIFE IS A LAUGH, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Youth Rising | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Youth Rising | Preview

    S7 E22 - 30s

    In the exuberance of youth lies the heartbeat of change. Beatriz grapples with being “too girly” in the rigorous world of STEM; Omar’s underdog mayoral race captures the essence of youthful idealism; and Sara shares the behind-the-scenes story of young, climate education activists. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOUTH RISING, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • Nine-to-Five | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nine-to-Five | Preview

    S7 E18 - 30s

    Work can be simply a way to survive. But sometimes it is a nightmare, and other times a dream come true. A parent's urgent call cuts through the noise of Mary’s ordinary workday; Alexis transforms from struggling student into a guiding mentor; and after a trip to the Caribbean, Anne sails into a life of adventure. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NINE-TO-FIVE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Turning Point | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Turning Point | Preview

    S7 E17 - 30s

    Life's journey is punctuated by times that call for courage and change. Lloyd transforms loss into a quest where forgiveness opens doors to justice; Alfred's day as a firefighter shifts when an act of arson shatters dreams; and Shanita becomes an abolitionist to break down the walls that separate her from her mother. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TURNING POINT, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • In an Instant | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In an Instant | Preview

    S7 E16 - 30s

    Sometimes, fleeting moments define our existence. Swapna juggles dreams of becoming both a doctor and a mother; Omar steps into the chaos of the Waukesha tragedy and discovers a beacon of unity; and from the cold confines of his cell, Jabir confronts the prison's rules to have one last conversation with his mother. Three storytellers, three interpretations of IN AN INSTANT, hosted by Wes Hazard.

  • You're Hired! | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    You're Hired! | Preview

    S7 E15 - 30s

    The twists and turns of professional life can lead to finding a true path. Raised in a restaurant family, Jennifer discovers her expertise lies beyond the dining room; Bobbie learns that aiming high can make the incredible happen; and Harry ditches the world of sports agents for a more compassionate calling. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOU'RE HIRED, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Be the Change | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Be the Change | Preview

    S7 E14 - 30s

    Change isn't only forged by the mighty; the actions of everyday individuals often spark it. Negin champions the cause of women's rights in Iran; Lisa and heroic health aides share the life of a COVID-19 patient; and Mikhala channels the legacy of jazz and Creole into a vibrant retelling of New Orleans' history. Three storytellers, three interpretations of BE THE CHANGE; hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Schedule

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    Stories from the Stage

    Into the Wild

    Friday
    Jun 14

    30 Minutes

    Avesha's love for the outdoors is instilled by her father; Antonio turns a chaotic whale-watching trip into a memorable family adventure; Jenny chronicles her run across America.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Into the Wild

    Friday
    Jun 14

    30 Minutes

    Avesha's love for the outdoors is instilled by her father; Antonio turns a chaotic whale-watching trip into a memorable family adventure; Jenny chronicles her run across America.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Into the Wild

    Friday
    Jun 14

    30 Minutes

    Avesha's love for the outdoors is instilled by her father; Antonio turns a chaotic whale-watching trip into a memorable family adventure; Jenny chronicles her run across America.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Into the Wild

    Sunday
    Jun 16

    30 Minutes

    Avesha's love for the outdoors is instilled by her father; Antonio turns a chaotic whale-watching trip into a memorable family adventure; Jenny chronicles her run across America.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Monday
    Jun 17

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Tuesday
    Jun 18

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Tuesday
    Jun 18

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Adventure Ahead

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Jynelle rediscovers the joys of adventure through her mother's eyes; Arctic terns help redefine Mark's understanding of perseverance; Shannon steps up to the plate in a Beep Baseball showdown.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
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    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Tuesday
    Jun 25

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Tuesday
    Jun 25

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.
  • Image
    Stories From the Stage: TVSS: Iconic

    Stories from the Stage

    Proud to Be

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Srilatha Rajamani's world turned upside down when she discovered the hidden "A" in LGBTQI_+; queer stage and film director Kevin Newbury receives a time capsule; Jamie Mulligan's 20-year journey of transition and self-love.

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