Janna Soble

Janna Sobel is a writer and performer. She teaches Improvisation, Storytelling, Improv for Anxiety, Humor Doesn’t Retire, and Kids & Teen classes at The Second City Training Center. She also teaches or has taught at Stage 773, The University of Chicago Lab School, The Improv Retreat, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Pegasus Theatre […]

Phyllis Porche

Phyllis Porche

Phyllis Porché grew up on the south side of Chicago and is a writer, storyteller, teacher, and fiber artist. She is a Moth StorySlam winner and has told stories at Literate Ape, First Person Live, This Much is True, and other live lit events.  Phyllis also writes fiction and she believes the best stories come from the absurdities […]

Lynne Roberts

Lynne Roberts is a Chicago comedian and storyteller. She has performed at Gilda’s LaughFest, Chicago SketchFest, and Beast Women. She wants to make people laugh and have fun, but sometimes she just wants to share. She apologizes in advance for sharing too much! www.lynnerobertscomedy.com

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 […]

Gwynn Valentine Fulcher

Gwynn Valentine Fulcher is a singer-songwriter, a recreational mathematician, and an incurable reader of murder mysteries and historical fiction. Gwynn has written and performed with the  Neo-Futurists and been published by Chicago Literati. She has had the good fortune to read her stories and essays at many shows in the Chicago live lit community and […]