Changing the way we experience journalism.

 

How is theater tackling current events and social issues at a time when actual facts have been undermined?

The latest example of an innovative new approach to investigative journalism: put a controversial story on stage and dramatize it for audiences who might not otherwise be aware of the issues at stake and the discoveries made by traditional news media.

In September, the Center for Investigative Reporting’s StoryWorks took the story of their investigation into North Dakota’s Bakken oil boom onto the stage in North Dakota.

Unlike the solitary experience of consuming news through the paper, TV or a smartphone, a theater allows for questions and answers and post-show chats in the lobby.

In the ever-shifting world of media, a cultural moment has been born. It’s the era of documentary journalism conducted on multiple “platforms.”

How could the fact-based rigor of reporting mesh with the invention and speculative nature of live theater?

HuffPost Collaborates With StoryWorks On A New Documentary Theater Project, ‘Tomorrow, Inshallah’

Mike McGraw has witnessed a lot in 40 years of reporting. One thing he never expected to see: a stage production based on his work.

Rowaida Abdelaziz and Christopher Mathais mapped out hate crimes across America against Muslims in 2016 — and kept following up.

A new one-act play re-examines an enormous explosion that rocked Kansas City and killed six firefighters.

Storyworks gives journalistic productions a second life on stage