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Congratulations Owen Kalt

Solo Chicago Fest Owen Kalt

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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The 151 from Stockton

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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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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How to Make Pervasive Games Safer with Andy Patton

Andy Patton is a Chicago game designer who has worked on projects such as the Mafia-like game called “Speakeasy” and is the founder of Waxwing Puzzle Company, a company that designs clue-based mystery and adventure games for businesses, groups, events, etc. He also runs a successful blog that delves into various aspects of game design. …

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Going to Readings; Eric May features July 22nd at City Lit Books

I don’t know if he would remember this, but I first met Eric May, after a Story Week event. We rode down an elevator together and I listened intently as he spoke about a student’s recent work. Later he featured on an early podcast for us.

We run into each other fairly often, at readings and various events. This city is full of my favorite people, and he fits right into the great stuff going on in Chicago.

“How is your new show going?” He asked me at the Printer’s Row Lit festival.

“Awesome, but it’s hard to explain. You should come and see what we are doing. It’s sort of next level. If you liked the community aspect of the Story Luck show, it’s like that times ten.”

He came, and told two off the cuff tales about last month’s theme, “I’ve never met you, but I think you’re great!” That theme and other’s stories sparked for him, “I’ve never met you, but I bet you know where you’re going,” and, “I’ve never met you, but you look like X famous person!”

“It doesn’t matter what I’m dressed like, or how big a scowl I’m wearing, I’ve just got a look that says to people, He’s friendly and knows where he’s going, we should ask him for directions.” (Not a direct quote.)

Now, because I love Natalia Nebel, I knew he was going to be featuring in January 2015 at Sunday Salon Chicago. But that’s way too far away. I wanted to see him do a proper reading. His book, Bedrock Faith, had just been published to rave reviews and great sales.

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I’ve Never Met You: The Soap Opera aka Host MIA

A couple of years ago, I decided to do divorce, new job, and moving, all at the same time. I did surprisingly well, or at least it seems that way in retrospect. So, naturally, I had the confidence to approach more stressors without fear of losing it. The story below is about being absolutely open to meeting new people, trusting, falling hard, and picking up the pieces.

My stressors of choice this time were moving, job changes, and house guests. The biggest difference to this cocktail was that I am in a happy relationship for this one– to be honest, I think this makes things harder. Divorce was hard, but the only person I had to worry about was myself in that situation. In addition to a partner, I also have a lot more friends than I did last time. I am always concerned with other people’s feelings, so this magnified my issues ten fold.

Moving, job changes, and house guests– NBD, right?

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Its Back! Robot Apocalypse: Journey to the End of the Night

Is there a need to fear an Apocalypse if we all end up being immortal robots? RAJEN, asks you to explore the city, but it also gets you to question what it means to be human. Story Luck is inviting you! and all your friends in and around Chicago to participate in Robot Apocalypse: Journey …

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As a nonprofit, Storyluck.org relies on the support of our dedicated community members that participate in and work to further our storytelling mission. The best way for us to update these valued members on upcoming shows, new posts, and prize giveaways is through our email newsletter. If you don’t already receive the newsletter and want …

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A Month Of… I Don’t Know You, but You’re Great!

Come to our next Show! A Month Of…Storytelling Stage 773 1225 West Belmont Ave Wed. July 9th 7:30 Food 8:00 Stories $10 or free with a shared dish or story posted here. Facebook invite. After each A Month Of… the audience chooses a theme for the next show. And all month long the audience and …

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4 Places to Visit for the Chicago Bibliophile

While it always seems like there’s so much literary history in other cities like London and New York with the Sherlock Holmes’s and the Jay Gatsby’s, Chicago has it’s own rich history of famous authors and attractions that celebrate this history. The following are four places to visit this summer for the bibliophile looking for …

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