Tag Archive: Stephanie Douglass

Jun 19 2013

July 7th Show!

Happy summer, everybody! We hope you are enjoying the blooming irises, twirling helicopter seeds and puffs of cottonwood fluff snow-globing it through air. We live in such a ridiculously gorgeous city in this season. Even as she sprinkles us with some cool June days, Mama Chicago still loves her children in the summer time.

A good friend of mine began her job on a sailboat this summer, and in between multiple rainbow-sightings and flocks of yellow birds landing on the crew’s shoulders in the middle of Lake Michigan, her days have been filled with magic. Another friend took a train across the country to have the chance to see 2,000 miles pass by, and another got to watch last Thursday’s lightning storm from the Sears Tower. A friend and I found a white lilac tree blooming the other night, and we made wishes for our friends when we picked its flowers. I hope that for whatever joys or sorrows that may approach you this month, the beauty of natural world provides you with a constant source of wonder, comfort and love.

We have some fantastic featured storytellers joining us in July. Amazing writers, performers and yarn-spinners. And as always, we have five open slots for you to fill with your own stories. If you have one you’d like to tell– about anything!– just practice it out loud until it feels good and comfortable, and make sure it comes in at 5-7 minutes. Then come sign up between 7:30 and 8pm at Stage 773 on July 7th. It will help if you bring us a few written sentences about yourself, and your story (nothing longer than 3 or 4 sentences).

We look forward to seeing you in July, and we encourage you to buy tickets online. Our shows have been selling out, and so this is a way to make sure folks don’t get turned away. There is a free potluck ticket option online as well.

July 7th
7:30 potluck / 8pm show
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont
$8 at the door, or free with a dish to share
brown paper tickets

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Jun 03 2013

Congratulations Stephanie Douglass

Here’s the Story has been a blessing.

For those that didn’t make it, this is going to be a podcast worth waiting for.

For now, take a quick look at some of the great pictures taken by Matt Szalinski and wish you were there live.

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Mar 04 2013

Congratulations and thanks sent to Jesse! We look forward to seeing you April 7th!

Another successful show. If I don’t say so myself. Love and food and camaraderie, and hard words, and easy words, and music and a super hero or two. Sort of a perfect mix! Perhaps a magical potion of words and listening, if one will.


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Mar 05 2012

Thanks Bill Larkin!


Congratulations and thank you! We were all thrilled by your tale.

A lot of themes emerged last night: how we all see things differently, how we all have two stories to tell, how if you combine all these different versions, maybe we will come up with some semblance of truth, or at least a pretty picture worth talking about later. But among all that heady stuff it was Bill’s story of tiger rampage that we get to invite back.

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Nov 12 2011

Podcast is up

November 2011 Here’s the Story PodcastNovember (We had technical difficulties with this one and unfortunately lost four of the stories. We will be recording with redundancy next month.)

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Nov 10 2011

Congratulations Byron Roussin

We happily announce that one of the creative forces behind the upcoming Yard Times, has accepted the audience’s invitation to come back and tell us another tale as a featured reader. Thank you so much Byron Roussin.

It was a great show. I will be laughing for days to come regaling those who didn’t make it out. I suspect Janna will be writing up a swell little recap in the next day or so, and the podcast should be going up tomorrow or late tonight, but in the meantime:


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Sep 16 2011

Thank You

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who came this past Wednesday and shared at Here’s the Story. The room was an excellent mix – we had lots of visitors from out of town, a big storytelling class hailing from Tennessee, a suspicious number of Chicagoans from Ohio, and all kinds of overlapping themes. We talked about topics ranging from funerals to relationships with fathers to vaginas in a variety of, um, sticky situations. That’s right. I said it. If you were there, you knew what I was talking about.

One of the reasons we don’t give a prompt or dictate themes at our potluck is because this gives people the opportunity to observe the natural themes and coincidences that emerge organically when people trust themselves and tell what they feel most drawn to tell.

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Sep 15 2011

Congratulations Christopher Gatsby!

Whether it was because of his long drive in, you’re loving the sounds of piano and guitar, or the charming red faced smile when he slow rolled that second verse to his ballad, you voted him up to the tune of 427 points. Thanks! We’ve sent him the invite and he’s told us, “I can’t wait to make that six and a half hour trip again!” Thanks Chris. And thanks everyone who came out last night to support the show, you were a fantastic audience to ringleader for.

I am wicked tired and so you can expect to see the podcast and a tighter write up go live sometime after Saturday. But I wanted to make sure the announcement was made by today.

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Aug 27 2011

Sept. 14th the Features Feature

Arlene Malinowski
Joe Janes
Aaron Carter
Stephanie Douglass
and Jennifer Burns!

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We are proud and pleased to feature the storytelling of five remarkable people at the upcoming Here’s the Story. On September 14th, we are honored to have with us Arlene Malinowski, Joe Janes, Aaron Carter, Stephanie Douglass, and Jennifer Burns, last month’s open-mic winner. These folks are incredible thinkers, writers, artists, scientists and storytellers, and we are very excited about getting to share them with you. Here is a little bit more about each of them, in case you’d like to get excited too…

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Aug 18 2011

Nothing Better

I am sitting in an elegantly appointed club car on an antique train, rocking gently around the Puget Sound at the foot of the Cascade mountains. The sun is setting over the water. It has been 3 years since I’ve been able to afford to leave Chicago to travel, and am presently in the midst of an economy-is-the-mother-of-luxury vacation, in which I am determinedly visiting as many of my west-coast relatives as I can while I can afford to be out here near them. This means I get to see eyes and touch hands with my loves in Washington, Northern and Southern Oregon, the California Bay Area and Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona. And the many stops mean that I am taking the train, which in turn means that I get to experience the peace and exhilaration of taking the time it takes to move from one place to another, and to see the distance in between.

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