Tag Archive: Storytelling

Jul 15 2014

July 2014 Podcast is up

A Month Of… I’ve never met you, but you’re great! A particularly upbeat podcast. Our rapid fire storytelling series continues to move at pace. We offer stories about compliments, both giving and receiving. A reminder, all our podcasts can be found here. And we will be meeting on July 20th to bonfire our sentimentality away. …

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Jul 07 2014

#11: Compliments

From Storyluck Chicago, it’s A Month Of… I’ve Never Met you, But You’re Great. Today’s write-up comes in three acts. Act I, Complimentary Pride, when a concerted effort by A Month Of organizers and audience members take compliments to the streets during the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade. Act II, Hugs So Good They Should Be …

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Jul 07 2014

Do Talk to Strangers

It’s difficult to find a context in which I can compliment strangers and they are okay with it. This is not the fault of the strangers. This is because I am a tall white dude, and compliments from tall white dudes historically come with ulterior motives. Generally, people who I compliment assume I want something …

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Jun 04 2014

Epoxy Coins on State Street

Our friend Allan Green came across this completion of the “A Month of…The Things We Find” task on State Street! Allan Green takes pictures at a lot of the local live-lit shows, friend him on Facebook to view more of his work. Remember to complete your own tasks before the next “A Month of” event on …

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May 14 2014

Five Interesting Storytelling Articles this Month

StoryLuck is dedicated to storytelling in all its forms: traditional and alternative. Check out some of this week’s news on alternative storytelling through video games, social media, graphic design, and more. They’ll make you rethink your definition of a story.   1. Adobe Designs Storytelling App Adobe Voice, which debuted this month, is an iPad …

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Apr 16 2014

A Month Of… Love Letters

A Month Of… Love Letters Leave a love letter in a public space. Did they contact you? As is always the case, if you do the task you get into the show for free. Leave proof in the comments below. Stage 733 1225 West Belmont Wed. May 14th 7:30 Food 8:00 Stories $10 or free …

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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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May 15 2013

Here’s the Story on June 2nd!

Join Here’s the Story on June 2nd for some of the greatest people and best storytellers we know. Features Samantha Irby, Ray Teresi, Cory O’Brien, Angelina Pizzi and Polly Yukevich will be on hand to expand your horizons, crack you up, strum your pain with their fingers, and sing your life with their words. For just this month’s show, we will be just next door to Stage 773, at Theater Wit, enjoying their pretty exposed brick walls and abundant air conditioning… sweet.

Click here to know more about June’s fabulous features!

Here’s the Story June 2nd
7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
Theater Wit,1229 W. Belmont
$9 at the door, FREE if you bring a dish for the potluck
to avoid being turned away, please purchase advance tickets online here!

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May 13 2013

Stoop-Style Stories

When Dan Boyd suggested that I meet him at Stoop-Style Stories, I said, “Sure, I’ll be there!” It was about ten minutes later when my worry started to kick in:

“I don’t know where this place is, how will I get there? What if I’m not cool enough? Or what if it’s super awkward to go up to strangers and ask if they’re Dan Boyd? It’ll be dark. I could get struck by lightning. Or kidnapped by goblins.”

To at least muffle the voice of my worries, I brought a friend. Goblin crisis averted.

Before Stoop-Style Stories, I had never been to a storytelling show, so I had no idea what to expect when I waltzed into Rosa’s Lounge. What I did find, as the evening progressed, is something that regular storytelling audience members will take as a matter of fact: this is a ritual.

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Mar 18 2013

April 7th Features

Guys! We are proud to present another entirely fancy collection of people coming to tell you stories on April 7th. These magnificent folks, plus the opportunity for unknown goodness offered by our five open walk-up slots, are likely to equal yet another wonderful night.

If YOU feel you might have a story pulling on your sleeve to tell it, we say give it a voice! Just practice a little, make sure it rounds out in about 6-7 minutes, take a deep breath and jump. It can seem a little scary to go solo, but people almost always report that it is fun and exciting and transformative in ways they never expected. So if you’ve got something good to give, come give it away.

Read on to find out more about the folks who will definitely be doing the same on April 7th!

Here’s the Story on April 7th
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
$8 tickets or free with a dish for the potluck

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