Janine “Nina” Hall

Janine “Nina” Hall is a Poet Playwright DV Survivor. Janine is the CEO and Founder of Purple Pieces an organization that helps people in domestic violence relationships get out safely. Janine is a member of 3BM.

Anne Vandy Purky

Anne Vandy Purky is a mother, activist, and storyteller. She graduated from Northwestern in film & went on to work in L.A. on independant features such as “Repo Man” and big budget commercials. She lives in Lake Forest where she has been a passionate advocate for her amazing differently abled daughter & is involved in […]

Diana Cruz

Aspiring novelist Diana Cruz is a published writer for the Journal of Ordinary Thought & Café Magazine and former member of the Vida Bella Ensemble, with primary roles in “Brown Girls Chronicles: Puerto Rican Women & Resilience” and “Bless Me Madrina”. While she managed to successfully carry a tune or two with the Chicago Puerto […]

Laura Scruggs

Laura Scruggs enjoys faeries, puppets, thrift shopping and social justice. Laura has taught theatre in a variety of environments for about 10 years, from the Chicago Park District to inner city schools to a Jewish community center. She co-hosts the podcast, Are You Famous Yet? with Bryn Packard and Jake Scruggs. She has performed her multi-media […]

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 […]