Erin Conlon

Erin Conlon is a writer, comedian, storyteller, and producer based in Chicago. When she’s not using her words, you can find her riding around on her motorcycle or hanging out by the lake.

Caryn Klein

Caryn Klein is looking to tell real life stories after working in professional theatre for the last 30+ years. She has been a part of Chicago Theater Community, initially as a freelance costume designer. In 1994 she opened Costume Exchange a commercial costume shop building costumes for theatre, opera, and dance. In 2002 Caryn became […]

Annalise Raziq

Annalise Raziq is a versatile performer; she has worked with renowned playwright Tony Kushner and also played the back end of a dragon. She sings professionally in a variety of venues, most recently with the Americana band “Annalise and the Backsliders,” and her warm and arresting voice is garnering attention on the Chicago music scene. She […]

Johanna Vargas

Johanna Patricia Vargas… casually sensuous, timeless, sassy and either ‘tranquilla’ or combative depending on how the day’s going. Ok, she stole that from Circles’ Robinson’s description of Cuba from Havana Times online magazine, but honest to god that’s her. Johanna is a bodyworker/licensed massage therapist and Chicago-based writer and artist. She also trains aerial rope, […]

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 […]

Lindsay Porter

Lindsay has been writing, acting, teaching and directing in Chicago for over 20 years.

She’s told stories with Story Sessions, True Story and Tellin’ Tales. Her plays and monologues have been performed at Trap Door, Chicago Dramatists, Organic, Running with Scissors, and Collaboraction in Chicago and at Live Girls in Seattle and Riverside Theatre in Iowa.

She currently teaches creative writing and acting at the Lake County Jail.