Gillian Hemme

Gillian Hemme is a performer, writer, and director. She has studied at Grinnell College, Pacifica Graduate Institute, the National Theatre Institute, and Piven Theatre Workshop. Gillian has appeared on stage with Piven, The Moth, tenx9 Chicago, Literate Ape’s Bughouse, Something Marvelous, Prop Thtr, Jubilee Theatre Collective, Prologue, the Chicago Fringe Festival, and the International Theatre […]

Bethany Brownholtz

Bethany Brownholtz is an administrative assistant by day and a creative freelancer by night. She has had poems published in various journals and earned an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. Most recently, she produced an oral history narrative about a refugee couple that fled Afghanistan to preserve their love and their lives.

Sheri Reda

Sheri Reda is a writer, editor, performer, and librarian who maintains a practice as a Master Life-Cycle Celebrant.  Her Master’s degrees—in Modern Letters, Religions and the Arts, and in Information Sciences—support her voracious appetite for creative endeavor. She has performed at Cabaret on the Lake, This Much is True, Story Sessions, Story Club, Is This […]

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 […]