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.

Find tickets for the show.

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Aug 01 2014

The 151 from Stockton

Photo courtesy of Kevin Zolkiewicz on Flickr

So confession… I’m kind of a crappy Chicagoan (let me put in the caveat that I’m from the Western suburbs before I have the real city dwellers jumping down my throat). I’m a crappy Chicagoan in more than a few ways. I prefer my hotdogs with plain ketchup, and I tend to root for the …

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Jul 28 2014

Moving On

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Yes, yes, I know we were allowed to destroy sentimental objects in ways OTHER than setting them on fire. But from the moment I saw the task, I knew that for me, fire was the only way. Luckily a number of other people at the show felt the same way, so we agreed to meet …

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Jul 27 2014

TGI Friday’s or How I Destroyed My Dignity

Recently, Caity Weaver, a Gawker reporter, stayed at a TGI Friday’s for 14 hours, eating nothing but mozzarella sticks, in a bid for 5 days of (allegedly) paid vacation and internet infamy. Fueled by my need to execute the deal better and egged on by my peers, I would do the unthinkable: I would venture into TGI Friday’s and destroy my dining dignity.

My friend Jillian decided to tag along. This is our story.

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Jul 26 2014

Pictures Posted

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Here is a small snapshot of photos from our tasking. Click the first photo to link to all the rest!

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Jul 25 2014

Speak Easy by Waxwing a Talk by Andy Patton

A long time ago, I asked Andy Patton to talk to me about his game Speak Easy. Now that he’s hit his Kickstarter goal, (We backed him, and so should you!) I’d like to share some of the thoughts he had about the game.

Speakeasy is a Prohibition era role playing game that involves players dividing into two teams—the Mob and the Feds—and wheeling and dealing over the course of three hours to make sure their team comes out on top. To describe it to people I usually ask them if they’ve played Mafia, then say it is like that (minus the problems of Mafia) on steroids.

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