Searah Deysach

Searah Deysach is the founder and owner of Early to Bed, Chicago’s first woman-owned sex shop. In addition slinging high-quality sex toys, she lectures about sex and sex toys at Midwestern colleges, local community groups and pretty much anywhere else is invited. She is a firm believer in lube, masturbation and that comprehensive sex education […]

Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez is a Chicago-based comedian, storyteller, writer, and experienced napper. She is a founder of the Windy City Rollers, Chicago’s original all female roller derby league; a founding writer at Drinkers with Writing Problems; an associate producer of Story Club Southside and HilariTea; and a cast member of the Kates. Her biggest goal is […]

Mia McCullogh

Mia McCullogh is a playwright, screenwriter, teacher, filmmaker, and occasional stand-up comedian. Her plays have been seen around the country at such theatres as Steppenwolf, The Old Globe (San Diego), InterAct (Philly), Red Fern Theatre (NYC), and Chicago Dramatists. Mostly recently she published a book on creative writing called Transforming Reality which can be found on lulu.com. […]

Debbi Welch

Debbi Welch is currently working on a middle grade novel about an asthmatic fifth grader who loves science. Debbi has performed her stories at many Live Lit events in Chicago including Story Sessions, Chicago Solo Theatre, Cabaret on the Lake, Is This a Thing?, Essay Fiesta, This Much is True, That’s All She Wrote and […]

Rita Balzotti

Rita Balzotti

Rita Balzotti has suffered from a low-grade existential crisis for her entire life. In an attempt to figure out how to be here, on this planet, she has reinvented herself many times over personally and in different careers including: opera-singing, technology and personal and professional development. She is happy to be back on stage and […]

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 […]