J. Rohr is a Chicago native with a taste for history and wandering the city at odd hours. An author of short fiction and poetry, his work has appeared in publications such as Broadswords and Blasters, Hoosier Noir, Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycle Feminism & Dragons, and Pulp Modern.
Category: Main Show
May 11 2021
Jay Rohr Features Monday’s Workshop Workshop
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Jan 01 2021
Bob Dancer is the premier video poker writer and teacher. He’s been a successful professional gambler for decades. Click to see more about Bob and the story he’ll be working on.
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Oct 03 2014
A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself
A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself
1225 West Belmont
$10 or free with a shared dish
It’s also free if you post a story before hand here!
This month the audience chose to go out and find strangers with special places to go. We got a lot of good suggestions. (You can follow us on Instagram/storyluck and twitter/storyluck to watch us live tweet the event!)
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Aug 15 2013
A Month Of … Hearing Voices
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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.
7:30 potluck / 8pm show
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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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 06 2013
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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Apr 23 2013
May Here’s the Story!
Seems like new creative projects are springing up like wildflowers all over town! This season, Chicago people seem inventive and prolific; unafraid to dream new things up, smart enough to test them out within communities of resourceful friends, and willing to put in the work to make them happen.
I used to feel like there was a long distance between the dreams and ideas that lived inside me and the actual world; an almost unbridgeable gulf. I came to Chicago with a heart’s desire to learn to build such bridges, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn. Friends and colleagues here remind me daily of the powerful combination of want and will and wiles, and I am grateful. (I include a gracious tip of the hat, or curtsy… or something more gender neutral?… to my HtS collaborator Dan, for all he continues to teach and discover with me in this regard.)
Our next show features some awesome givers. People who are making and doing very cool things. Read on to learn more about them!
Here’s the Story
May 5th, 7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
$8 at the door or free with a dish for the potluck
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Apr 08 2013
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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