Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Fashion Forward Benefit Show and Gala

Spotlights Young People With and Without Disabilities on the Runway
CHICAGO - April 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Tellin’ Tales Theatre celebrates young people of all shapes, sizes and abilities at Fashion Forward: A Mixed-Ability Fashion Show and Benefit Gala at7 p.m. on May 17th at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. Join Tellin’ Tales at this lavish event to enjoy light bites and raise a signature cocktail to toast another year of life-changing, not-for-profit theater. Browse the irresistible wares at Live and Silent Auctions and dance to the tunes of a local DJ. The evening revolves around a gorgeous fashion show featuring attire by local designers, custom made for models with and without disabilities, ages 14-25.

“It’s time young people with disabilities got a chance to show off what makes them feel beautiful right alongside their able-bodied peers,” says Tekki Lomnicki, Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre.

Special guests will include Richard Jenkins, one of the stars of HBO’s Six Feet Under and Academy Award nominee for The Visitor,and Karen Tamley, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. These esteemed guests will be presenting awards to young people Simone LaPierre and Molly Wiesman for their strides in disability advocacy.

The mission of Tellin' Tales Theatre is to shatter barriers between the disabled and able-bodied worlds through the transformative power of personal story. We bring together children and adults from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.

Tekki Lomnicki
Tags:Gala, Fashion, Benefit, Disabilities, Theatre
Industry:Arts, Fashion
Location:Chicago - Illinois - United States
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