Category: Contests and Prizes

99 Second storytelling Contest

Rules for contest

We’ve had two people submit stories so far! And they are great! (As always all our links are affiliate links, all our quotes are misquotes.) The above story is by Richard Munchkin. Below we have a story by Melissa Reaves. Prizes:1st place Story Prize: $752nd place Luck prize: $253rd place Ai prize: Secret 4 Rules …

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99 Second Stories

Bam

We love this new genre. Embrace the 99 second format. We want to encourage you to tell your own 99 second stories. We want to encourage you to work on this video form. Play around with the video functions on your phone or your computer. Experiment with backgrounds. I think there are more performers out …

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21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Competition

Like Storyluck.org, the Guild Literary Complex is dedicated to giving diverse, emerging, and often under-served voices opportunities to share their creative work with the Chicago community. Much of this inspiration stems from African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks who spent much of her life writing in the South Side of Chicago and who collaborated with …

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A Month Of… I’ve Never Met You, but You’re Great!

A Month Of… Stage 773 1225 West Belmont Wed. July 9th $10 or Free With A shared dish or story posted here! Facebook invite I’ve Never Met You, but You’re Great! Stand on a busy sidewalk and compliment people. We have already started working on this task as a community. And our hosts are brainstorming …

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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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Congratulations and thank you to Polly Yukevich!

One of the cool things about Here’s the Story is that the audience gets a crack at being art director. You decide who features.

This month, it seems you think it might be pretty cool to have a musical act hit the stage next month. (No pressure, Polly!)

You can follow Polly on twitter, like we do, she’s @PollyYuke. And here is her website: http://yukesukes.com/

There were a lot of wonderful tellers and features and some fantastic hosting from Janna Sobel.

We look forward to seeing you all next month at Theater Wit. And through out this month at all the other great shows around town. Tell us your favorites in the comments!

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Thanks to Kelli Honeysweet who will be returning May 5th to feature with us again!

Thanks so much Kelli Honeysweet! We look forward to seeing you again May 5th.

What an amazing turn out! So many new faces. So many stalwart friends.

I’m going to come out and say it, at about 7:45 I thought, “There is no way we are going to fill this place.” I was super duper wrong.

To all the people standing in the bleachers, thank you soooo much! I wish we could have put more seats down but the fire marshal came by Stage773 and was like, 148 seats and no more! You were troopers galore.

One of the things I love about Here’s the Story is how all of you hold up the tellers. How attentively you actively listen. Seasoned professionals. Friends. Strangers. They all get the same amount of respect and attention.

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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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Audrey Fegel Accepts the Invitation to Return!

Last night’s show was one of my all time favorites. Morals, ramblings, themes, craft, spontaneous-extemporaneous, and a not too shabby hosting job from your two stalwart ne’er do wells. (Paradox or contradiction?) If I don’t say so myself–this evening had it all.

It was a full crowd and a ton of great dishes were brought. Our first storyteller, Duo, brought in some amazing and lauded cupcakes, and there were a number of fantastic entrees as well. Thank you to everyone who came, paid, brought food, told stories, and listened last night.

I like to move around as the night progresses and so I picked up some food after Deanna Moffitt’s story and settled in the aisle to listen to Audrey Fegel. She commanded the stage, and as the lights bared down on her we were transported to Forever XXI where she was attacked by an over active imagination, attacked by knowing too much. She threw her bags to the ground, she dropped to her knees, and when everyone rushed to her aid, she realized, she wasn’t actually having a seizure at all.

All this month Audrey can be seen in As You Like it at the (re)discover theater. And next month, you can see her featuring for us at Here’s the Story!

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Holiday Show and Year End Prize!

Hello beautiful Here’sthestorians! We are proud and pleased to announce our very first year-end holiday show! Dan and I have put a lot of work into dreaming this up for you, and think it’s going to be a really special night.

This show’s format will be different from usual, as we’ll be featuring 100% Audience Favorite tellers from the course of the year. There will be no walk-up slots; just your favorite Chicago tellers, gracing you with 8-minutes of their storytelling magic. As always, there will be a potluck dinner (we are hoping grand holiday feast style!) and great friends and community. The event is casual as ever, but if you’d like to get a little fancy, or costume it up, please do!

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