Diane Kastiel

Diane Kastiel

Diane Kastiel is  a three-time Moth StorySLAM winner whose work has been featured on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour, its podcast, and at WBEZ’s inaugural New Year’s Eve party. Diane has told stories on stage at the Park West, Second City, Victory Gardens, Mayne Stage and Lifeline theaters. She’s also told stories in bars, at art […]

Angel Simmons

Angel Simmons is a multitalented artist from Chicago’s south side. She is an author, speaker, runway and print model, mentor, storyteller, columnist for “She Can” Magazine, blogger at “Love’s Great Design”, president and CEO of The Message, Inc., and the current “Ms. Worldwide Illinois Ambassador” for the Live Out Loud Charity. Angel works with the one of the largest […]

Jillian Erickson

JILLIAN ERICKSON is a producer, director, writer, performer and pain in the ass… and not necessarily in that order… Jillian explores the themes of identity, compassion and mental health with an intensity and humor that is uniquely her own. Erickson is co-producer of Loose Chicks, and is the co-producer/director of the long running BEAST WOMEN. She […]

Roberta Miles

ROBERTA MILES’ award-winning autobiographical monologues touch on growing up in Chicago in the 70’s and her life’s indiscretions and romantic regrets. Roberta chronicles her quest for mental and physical health with brutally hilarious candor. She has crafted her monologues into the one-woman show, I Want a Banana, and Other Desperate Love Stories, which she has […]

Tori Szekeres

Tori Szekeres is a stranger from a strange land. You may have heard of it; it’s known as Wisconsin. Tori ventures into the city from the Northwest Suburbs to do stand-up and storytelling with venues such as Zanies, Just Dickin’ Around, the kates, BEAST WOMEN Rising, Flabby at the Abbey, and Serving The Sentence.