Waltzing Mechanics

Live Documentaries Starting Public Dialogues

EL Stories

Series Created by Thomas Murray*

Waltzing Mechanics’ flagship production ran 28 different editions from 2011-2018.
At its peak, EL Stories ran uninterrupted for 72 months, making it one of the longest running shows in Chicago history.

Our casts of young actors became a “six degrees of separation” in the Chicago theatre community.
Many have gone on to light up stages around the city and across the country. See who you recognize from our trains...

Click on the show poster below to see photo archives and production information.

Take a look at the evolution of our graphic design!