About Tekki


Tekki LomnickiUpcoming Tekki sightings:

Change of Heart
Fillet of Solo Festival 2020
Lifeline Theatre
January 11, 18 & 25
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Tekki Lomnicki believes in the healing power of stories. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre, a solo performer, playwright, director and educator. In 1995, Tekki and two friends formed Tellin’ Tales Theatre. The company, dedicated shattering the barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the transformative power of personal story, produces adult solo performance as well as a life changing mentoring program and show called Six Stories Up featuring kids and adults with and without disabilities. Tekki has written and performed two critically acclaimed full-length plays, over 26 solo performance pieces and starred in the award-winning film, The Miracle by Jeffrey Jon Smith. Tekki also taught for Chicago’s Gallery 37, the Victory Gardens Training Center and currently teaches solo performance to adults with disabilities at Prop Thtr. She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship in New Performance Forms, the 2008 3Arts Artists Award in Theater, the 2010 Grigsby Award for Excellence in Solo Performance and the Dan Van Hecke award for outstanding leadership and service to the disability community.

Invite her into your classroom, church, conference room or theater and experience the healing power of stories.


"Having worked with Tekki on many occasions I know the impact of her work. The Open Doors Organization/Girl Scouts of Chicago "More Alike than Different" badge program benefited from Tekki's many performances and how they captured the imagination of the youth and adult attendees. Her endless work promoting disability in the arts is also proof to her overall value in the community."

Eric Lipp
Open Doors Organization, Chicago