Greatness. The show, as usual, will feature 10 storytellers. Five walk-ups, and five featured guests. Those are our features, invited to prepare a 10-12 minute long story, told in any way they like. Some of our tellers play characters, some use music or props, most just straight-up tell their story… but we welcome all to use that time to tell a story in their own way.
We do not dictate themes at Here’s the Story. Instead we invite everyone to begin listening for the story that wants to be told. on December 14th.
On the 14th, doors open at 7:30 for the potluck and open-swap sign up. The show starts at 8. The show happens at Stage 773, at 1225 W. Belmont. Feel free to rsvp on facebook.
Rohina Malik is a Chicago-based playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Rohina is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater, and she was one of the four writers in the inaugural group of The Goodman Theater’s Playwrights Unit. Her one woman play UNVEILED had its World Premiere in May 2009 at the 16th Street Theater, directed by Ann Filmer, where it received critical acclaim, and the entire run and extension was sold out. Unveiled received a second production at Victory Gardens Theater, a third production at Next Theater, and a fourth production at Brava Theater, San Francisco. Her plays Yasmina’s Necklace and The Mecca Tales (a Goodman commission) were both developed and had staged readings at The Goodman Theater.
Shannon Cason has told stories at The Chicago Theatre, The Park West, and many storytelling shows throughout Chicago. He’s a former Moth GrandSLAM champion and has been featured on The Moth Podcast. Shannon shares his tales on his own podcast, Homemade Stories. He’s currently finishing the kind of crime novel he loves to read.
Jen Bosworth is a writer and performer from Evanston. She graduated from the Theatre School at DePaul University and then ruined her 20’s in Los Angeles. Jen is working on a book and in pre pre pre production for her one woman show tentatively titled “Bout Ready to Quit.” She is pleased as punch to be back at “Here’s the Story”. Word.
Bryan Bowden is a comedian and a teacher. Currently, he teaches comedy to students age 11-adult at the Second City Training Center. He is a member of Blewt! Productions which has brought Chicago such critically acclaimed comedy shows as “Don’t Spit the Water” (which aired as a pilot on WCIU) and “Impress These Apes”. Bryan also substitute teaches which is just as glamorous as it sounds.
Caitlin Bergh is a Chicago Comic and Storyteller who was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Levels 1 and 2 of the stand-up class The Feminine Comique at the Lincoln Lodge. It has been a thrilling year for Caitlin as a storyteller/comic. Recent highlights include winning 2nd place at the OutLoud Chicago Queer Comedy Contest at Zanies and performing at Cameron Esposito’s Side Mullet Nation at The Comedy Bar. Caitlin is looking forward to testing out her jokes at a few shows in New York City this December, including a Comedy Contest at The World Comedy Club on the 16th. You can see Caitlin at any of the upcoming shows on her website (www.caitlinbergh.com) or at various open mics around the city, especially Cole’s Open Mic on Wednesdays and the Shitshow Open Mic on Mondays.
Can’t wait to see you guys there!