Julie Merica

Julie Merica moved to Chicago from Florida in 2014 to pursue comedy and decided to stick around for the Seasonal Affective Disorder. In addition to stand-up and storytelling, Julie is a producer, director, and writer. You can catch her every Friday at The Den Theatre hosting her ongoing show Tinderella: An Improvised Fairy Tale. Julie […]

R.C. Riley

R.C. Riley is a Queer Christian who began writing as a means of healing after a sexual assault. One day, a co-worker told her she should perform her stories. Although she was too afraid to tell her own stories, she did perform in several versions of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monolgues. R.C. is currently editing […]

Anne Abel

Anne became a Bruce Springsteen fan late in life and has been making up for lost time. Anne Abel moved to Chicago in January 2016 for what she thought would only be a four month stint. However, she fell in love with the city, and it has been her home ever since. She has performed […]

Liz Baudler

Liz Baudler has a strange relationship with a submarine. It’s not as desperate as it sounds.

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 […]

Sharon Ammen

Sharon Ammen has a long and checkered past as a professional performer and academic.