ReCreate Cafe Presents Walk In My Shoes Friday-Monday

Stories From Chattanooga's Homeless And Non-Homeless Citizens

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga’s Corps 614’s ReCreate Café will present Walk In My Shoes: Christmas Edition- An Evening of Stories from Chattanooga’s Homeless and Non-homeless Citizens Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Due to the response of the first of Edition of "Walk In My Shoes- True Stories from Chattanooga's Homeless and Non-Homeless Citizens" on Aug. 16, ReCreate Café has announced the same format will be used to create a Christmas Edition,

Each performer will tell someone else’s story rather than their own. The concept is that someone who is homeless or who has been tells the story of someone who has never been homeless and vice versa. Therefore, all the performers are “walking in someone else’s shoes.” 

The ReCreate Café Artistic Director, Tenika Dye, teaches an acting class, which is open to anyone but is primarily for the homeless clients served by The ReCreate Café.  Ms. Dye collected stories from people who are currently homeless, have been homeless, and even those who have never suffered homelessness. She then invited several of them to be a part of the public performance.

Ms. Dye describes the inspiration and concept of Walk In My Shoes: Christmas Edition. “Over 100 people came to our production in August and we realized that this format resonates with people. The Christmas season can be a wonderfully joyous time but it can also be filled with extreme despair. We are going to explore both of the extremes and hopefully help people realize there are others like them and that we are not alone in the world. Ultimately we want this show to be about hope.” 

Tickets are “Name Your Own Price.”  ReCreate Cafe wants anyone to be able to come.  They suggest a minimum $5 donation per person or guests can give more.  The donations insure that The Salvation Army is able to continue to bring innovative programming to the community.  A service charge will be applied if reserved online at Reservations may also be done over the phone at 305-6208 or by stopping by 822 McCallie during office hours 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or contact Ms. Dye at 305-6208 or by email to

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