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 […]

Sarah Weidmann

Sarah A. Weidmann is a proud Chicagoan. She spends most of her time teaching kindergarten through 8th grade minds, bodies, and voices drama at NTA on State and Cermak. She continues to write and perform her own surreal stories in Chicago, mostly with The Kates and Serving the Sentence.  She lives happily with her wife, […]

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.

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 […]