(home ’24)Dr. Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Workshop Leader, Speaker, and Storyteller

SPEAKER
PRODUCER
EDUCATOR
STORYTELLER

Headshot of Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Storyteller, Producer, Speaker, and Educator.

Ada Cheng receives Illinois Humanities’ 2024 Public Humanities Award. (attend the ceremony on May 22, 2024)

FROM PROFESSOR TO PERFORMER

Dr. Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years until she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance. Today she creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories.

college students in an auditorium | Ada Cheng | Chicago-based College Speaker
Speaking + Keynotes
A microphone against a pink lens flare | Ada Cheng | Chicago Storytelling Producer.
Storytelling Events Produced by Ada
the Chicago Loop skyline as seen from the lakefront | Ada Cheng | diversity workshops
Workshops + Consulting
The Letter - Ada Cheng - Alexis Park
Drama
Two multi-colored outstretched hands | This is America | produced by Chicago storyteller and diversity speaker Ada Cheng
Nonfiction Writing

Ada Cheng named 2021 Educator of the Year (watch her acceptance speech)
7th Congressional District’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) & American Multi Ethnic Coalition (AMEC)

Ada Cheng named 2023-24 Lund-Gill Chair, Dominican University (read her plans for classrooms)