At its most fundamental, great journalism should make a difference in our world. Great journalism is also about the power of the story and how it’s told to the world.
Our new collaboration with San Francisco’s Tides Theatre was conceived very simply: Let’s bring some of our storytelling, especially our powerful narratives, to the stage.
This is not a new concept; it’s happened elsewhere. Novels, films, documentaries, all have at one time grown from a one-paragraph news brief that piques the interest of a writer, journalist, filmmaker or playwright and then expanded into blockbusters that engage readers, moviegoers and TV watchers alike.
It’s a simple question that sparks bigger things: What’s the story here? Who were the people or characters involved? Why did it happen? Curiosity drives the pursuit of the story.
With that in mind, we’re taking some of CIR’s work to the stage to tell our stories in a new way, reach a new audience on issues that matter and, hopefully, form a powerful connection with the audience.
We’re excited to head to the theater to see what’s next for high-impact reporting and storytelling.