Leeza Gold

Leeza Gold is a nomadic soul. It’s not just her feet, but her heart, that roams. Her eyes have seen many countries, cultures, and days. But she is still lost in her own way. She currently gets paid to make coffee and does not get paid to make art and poetry. However, she has high […]

Katie Dow

Katie is a preschool teacher who has been a writer but is now dabbling in storytelling. She has told stories at Story Club, Story Lab, Do Not Submit, 10×9 Chicago, and You’re Being Ridiculous. She grew up in Minnesota but, aside from random stints backpacking the world, has spent her adult life in Chicago. Most of […]

Stephanie Nicole Hammond

Stephanie Nicole Hammond

The first things anyone will notice about Stephanie Hammond when meeting her are her sassy good-natured humor, her love for all things sparkly, and her sharp eye for a good story. Stephanie is a West Virginia transplant who has made Chicago her home and playground. After attending West Virginia University, Stephanie quickly realized that an […]

Lauren Huffman

Lauren Huffman enjoys spending her free time volunteering for animal rescues and watching terrible reality television.

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 […]