We are fearless.

Loose Chicks is a collection of courageous women who share experiences that most women keep to themselves. Each show features six exceptional writers and performers who allow themselves to be vulnerable as they share with uncommon honesty.

Upcoming Shows

September 14, 2018

7:15pm @ Uncharted Books, 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

September 28, 2018

8pm @ Emerald City Coffee, 1224 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL

Roberta Miles Producer

ROBERTA MILES is a jazz singer, poet, writer, and visual artist. Her award-winning autobiographical monologues touch on growing up in Chicago in the 70’s and her life’s indiscretions and romantic regrets.

Read more about Roberta…

Jillian Erickson Co-Producer

JILLIAN ERICKSON is a producer, director, writer, performer and pain in the ass… and not necessarily in that order…

Read more about Jillian…

Dadaist collage of Jillian Erickson popping out of Roberta Miles' mouth.


SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater.

“I have had a long and interesting life,” says producer Roberta Miles. She chronicles her experiences (“Sex gone wrong stories–I have a lot of those”) in one woman show and in her monologues performed at Loose Chicks, a bi-monthly storytelling performance co-produced by Jillian Erickson. Roberta began writing after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and found herself spending a lot of time in bed.

You can check out the full interview here!

September 14

7:15pm @ Uncharted Books, 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Browse a large selection of used books while listening to the Loose Chicks share their stories.
Uncharted Books sells used literature and nonfiction, from vintage to almost new.
They host open salons for writers, storytellers, artists, and students.
They encourage browsing, loitering, chit-chatting, socializing, drinking, eating, writing, working, hanging out, and staying in.

Upcoming Shows: September 28, 2018

8pm @ Emerald City Coffee, 1224 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL

Emerald City Coffee offers locally roasted coffee and delicious scratch made pastries in a fun and welcoming environment. Whether you’re just in the mood for a quick coffee, looking for a simple yet delicious lunch, or perhaps seeking a place to write the novel you’ve always wanted to write, we’ve got you covered. We’re dedicated to being a center of the community, and are always ready with a nice kick in the pants to get you over that finish line.