Oct 08 2014

Forced Disconnect

So when I’m going someplace, one of three things is usually true:

1) I’m traveling by myself and know exactly where I’m going.

2) I’m not going anywhere in particular, and don’t really care to.

3) I’m with someone else and have made them completely responsible for knowing where we are.

I have a hard time with uncertainty. And that’s why, a few years ago, it took a very special set of circumstances to make me ask a stranger for directions.

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Oct 07 2014

Strange Insertion

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In which an unsolicited opinion on tattoo yields restaurant recommendations.

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Oct 03 2014

RAJEN 2014 Info Dump

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Adler Planetarium Saturday 6:30 Pm Finish Stage 773 Midnight Donations for Net Neutrality This event is 100% free, so why are we asking people to donate? This year we’ve decided to do something special and we’ve partnered with Common Cause, a group that’s educating the public about the importance of Net Neutrality. Looking at past …

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Oct 03 2014

A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself

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A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself
1225 West Belmont
7:30 Food
8:00 Stories
$10 or free with a shared dish
It’s also free if you post a story before hand here!

This month the audience chose to go out and find strangers with special places to go. We got a lot of good suggestions. (You can follow us on Instagram/storyluck and twitter/storyluck to watch us live tweet the event!)

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Oct 01 2014

Team Sign UP and Donations for Journey to the End of the Night

Hey Runners and Robot Apocalypse: Journey to the End of the Night participants,

The all new Team Sign Up form is in.

This year we are trying out a new system to make it easier for people to donate, for people to rally around teams they like and donate on behalf of those teams. This is our first year trying this, and we are doing it due to overwhelming feedback that this is something people would appreciate. It doesn’t look very web 2.0 right now but it works, and I think it’s a stepping stone for cooler things to happen in the future. With teams having their own pages that they can customize and log their stories and stats.

This race is 100% free. There are no tickets and there never will be. Coming out to play and bringing your friends is all we care about.

We put RAJEN on because we want you, our fans, our friends, our members, the Story Luck kids, and those of you who have no idea who we are to have an adventure. We want you to spend a night creating new stories in the city of Chicago. We think that’s a public good. We put this on every year no matter what. And we will continue to do so until the end of time. We love it.

Every year, people ask, “Why don’t you make the race for charity? You know, like race for the cure, or a fun run. If you charged five dollars, people would totally pay to do this. It has to cost you money to put it on!”

While that sentiment is really super double plus nice, and you’re always very generous with the buckets and hats we pass, and while we know you’d be willing to pop a Lincoln to play, we want to make several things very clear. This race is licensed to us via a creative commons non commercial license. At it’s heart, this race is about free imaginative play. It’s about a group of volunteers getting together in order to give you an amazing experience, without expecting anything in return. RAJEN, and JEN in general is a gift. We take that very seriously.

This race has flourished all over the world due to it’s free and open nature. It’s flourished because there aren’t any gatekeepers. Not even $5 stands between someone and playing this game.

That got us thinking, even though we think of RAJEN as our charity work, it might make sense to use it as a mechanism to help other charities we care about.

We are happy to announce that we will be raising money this year for Common Cause’s campaign to educate people on the importance of net neutrality.

Net neutrality is the idea that your data shouldn’t be throttled artificially. Net neutrality is the idea that all data over the internet should be treated equally and that there shouldn’t be gatekeepers between you and the information you seek, whether that be a small website like Storyluck.org or a big one like CNN.

This year we will be splitting donations equally with Common Cause. Click here to find out more information on how they are educating people on Net Neutrality.

And click here to sign up as a team for RAJEN.

Thank you for being generous with your money and your time.

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Sep 10 2014

Mending Bridges

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My first attempt at this task failed. I wanted to call an old friend in California, but he’s still not picking up his phone. From what I understand, he doesn’t pick up his phone no matter who’s calling. I think he’s writing a novel. Plan B was probably better anyway. There’s somebody close to me …

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Sep 08 2014

Profile of the Disenfranchised: The Modern Necromancer

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Duo, 29, is a mild-mannered man living in Lakeview, a semi-affluent neighborhood in Chicago. During the day, he writes test questions and tutors high school students. In the evening, he cooks, reads, and plays video games. However, in the middle of the night, Duo has other pursuits, pursuits he was hesitant to share at first because they are so stigmatized in today’s world.

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Aug 12 2014

Chicago Solo Festival Festivants

Have you ever seen a herd of hermit crabs? How about a collection of solo shows? Both of these are paradoxes, but only one will be available August 13th to the 23rd at the Solo Chicago Theater Festival.

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One special performance will feature Owen Kalt. Owen Kalt is a member of the StoryLuck community and we could not be more excited for him to bring the house down with his show “Danny’s Friend.” He’s done dry runs but that’s not enough to whet my whistle – I cannot wait to see the show again.

Owen’s Show is part of this year’s formidable lineup. Some of these performers were kind enough to talk to StoryLuck: hopefully these brief introductions will reveal just how enjoyable the second annual Solo Chicago theater festival will be.

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Aug 06 2014

5 Easy Ways to Support Your Favorite Local Artist

Something that’s easy to forget when you’re binge reading your favorite author or listening to your new favorite band on repeat is that artist-audience communication is a two-way street. While you’re soaking up everything that your new favorite artist produces, they might just be waiting for a reply. Here are five easy ways to support …

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Aug 02 2014

Congratulations Owen Kalt

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Owen Kalt’s show Danny’s Friend has been accepted into the prestigious Solo Chicago Festival. The whole thing is going down between August 13th and the 23rd and you can get a $30.00 pass to see all the shows, or see Owen’s show on the 14th or the 16th for just $15.

August 13 to 23, 2014
Berger Park Coach House Theater
Three Cat Productions is excited to announce the lineup for the second annual presentation of the SOLO Chicago festival. SOLO Chicago will feature individual performances by vocal artists, storytellers, and more. 2014 performers will include Captain Ambivalent, Mary Ruth Clarke, Jillian Erickson, Matt Griffo, Owen Kalt, Barbara Lau, Marissa Lichwick, Megon McDonough, Carson Reiners, Maureen Riley, Laura Scruggs and Debbi Welsh. Each evening will showcase individual presentations by multiple performers.

The festival will run Wednesdays through Saturdays, August 13 to August 23, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Berger Park Coach House Theater, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660.

The SOLO Chicago festival is part of Three Cat Productions’ ongoing effort to offer Chicago artists a creative platform, foster relationships between local performers, and bring new work programming to the Edgewater area.

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