Happy fall, everybody! We hope you’ll join us for our October 12th show, to celebrate the turning of the season by cozying in for some good old fashioned listening and telling. We have a WONDERFUL show in store for you this month, featuring an exceptionally creative and talented bunch of storytellers. October is brimming with artists! Filmmakers, musicians, playwrights, multi-media artists, improvisors and award-winning poets. Many of our guests are highly regarded in their fields, and all of them inspire us greatly.
As always, in addition to our 5 featured tellers, we offer 5 open storytelling slots that anyone can fill, so bring your stories! These surprises are sometimes the best of the night, and by audience vote, one walk-up teller will be invited back as a feature at the following month’s show. We also host a community potluck dinner that always turns out to be magically delicious, and draw an equally delicious crowd of people to eat dinner with, if we do say so ourselves. And our show is still free!
So come out on October 12th to see the work and hear the stories of a bright spectrum of creative people. What better way to bring in the fall than with food and friends and all these sparkling lights? …
Jet Eveleth is a member of “The Reckoning” and tours in the original shows “Ted & Melanie” and “Touched”. She has performed in the Andy Kaufman Awards, “The Best Of Chicago’s Stand-Up” at The Lincoln Lodge and was listed as New City’s “Top 50 Players” in Chicago. Her film work includes the comedies, American Legacy and One-Small Hitch.
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Robert Brown is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, where he has twice held the title of city-wide Last Poet Standing. An alumni of the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival, Robert serves as a coach for the Kansas City Youth Slam Team. While away from home, he studies Poetry with a minor in Black World Studies at Columbia College in Chicago, Il, which granted him the CCC Recognition Award for Achievement in the Arts. Robert has performed and facilitated writing workshops at institutions such as The University of Kansas and DePaul University, and has been featured at poetry events across the country. A playwright as well as a poet, Robert’s suicide prevention play “Individual” has traveled to middle schools across the Midwest, and his one-man bopera is scheduled to premiere at the American Jazz Museum in the Summer of 2012. Presently, Robert works as a Columbia College Writing Consultant, and is praying on his first book of poems.
Laura Elayne Miller is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator, based in Chicago. She creates experimental narratives through multiple mediums; including film/video, sound, photography, theater, architecture, and 2D/3D studio practices. Her work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Europe. Recent credits include: selected curator in Chicago Artists Month
, group exhibition at Albus Lux Gallery in Roosendaal, Netherlands [experimental video: Memory Machine], and her latest installation, An Unquiet Mind: The Untold Story of Isabelle Cadieux, premiered in Chicago at The Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Laura has also worked in NY and LA both as a Producer/Director of Television and Film, and as a Theatre Director. In addition, she has developed curriculum and taught various arts programs as an artist in residence, a classroom teacher, and as a guest lecturer. She received her Bachelors in Theatre at Fordham University, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago.
MT Cozzola is a writer and filmmaker. She keeps a story blog at Midwestern Robot. Come visit!
Christopher Gatsby is the winner of last month’s open-swap! He has been a teller of stories through song since his third birthday, when he first forged a guitar with his bare hands in the summer of 1932. Steeped in the rich heritage of the blues and folk sounds of the rural south, he has worked his way up through the ranks of the civilized world- ultimately reaching the pinnacle of Columbus, OH where he currently resides. Since his sold-out, breakthrough concert at Radio City Music Hall, Christopher has been the governor of two states, become the first person under 20 to walk on the moon, won a record 17 Nobel Prizes, has been a pivotal force in fighting the spread of Communism and has told stories to Chuck Norris. He currently works for IT at a small liberal arts college in central Ohio and scrounges for open mics.