February Feature’s Feature

This Sunday come join us at Stage773!

Byron Roussin is a St Louis native who’s been performing in Chicago for about 5 years. He’s performed at Second City, IO, Gorilla Tango, and Stage Left. He was on one of the first Gorilla Tango house teams and has also written/co-written and stage managed shows at various venues around the city. He’s also a former pro-wrestling ring announcer and haunted house actor. He can be seen in the upcoming webseries Yard Times (search on Facebook). He has no comment on the rumors that he may, in fact, be Batman.

In the spring of 2007 Todd and Julia McDonald moved from their Chicago apartment to a trailer just 50 miles south of Chciago outside of a town called Manteno. Between rows and rows of conventional corn and soybean fields now sits one narrow plot, two starry-eyed homesteaders and an ambitions plan for a different kind of farm they named Peasants’ Plot. Peasants’ Plot is in its fourth season as a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic vegetable farm. Both Julia and Todd fulfill vital roles in the business, Todd as Farmer and Julia as Marketing/Bookeeping/HR director. Both work off-the-farm jobs, too. She will share her thoughts on this new model of farming and the truth behind the romance!

Kim Morris earned her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and her BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications. She’s written short plays included in Theatre Seven of Chicago’s “Yes, This Really Happened to Me” and “We Live Here.” Her work has been performed in New York as part of Bohemian Archaeology’s “Holidays Uncorked” and “BOOzy: An Evening of Spirits and Storytelling.” She’s performed her stories at Victory Gardens Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Strawdog Theatre, and many other venues in Chicago. She wrote and performed original pieces for the Fillet of Solo festival in 2010 and 2011 and performed a devised ensemble piece for the 2011 Chicago Fringe Festival. She’s a company member of 2nd Story. Check out Power Love for more: www.power-love.blogspot.com.

Nick Tramdack was born in 1985 and has lived in Chicago since 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop. He has been writing
since 2006 and made his first short story sales last year. By day he works at a library, while by night he is working on a fantasy novel about gays, gods, and giant robots.

Cameron Esposito has been featured on NPR, Time Out New York & Time Out Chicago, & at Just for Laughs Chicago. She tells jokes. You can find out more about her at therealcameronesposito.com

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