Devour our May 21 show!

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Join us in May for a middle-of-the-week story binge. Bring your appetite– our storytellers will be sharing tales of FOOD!

Wednesday, May 21
6:30- Doors open
7:00- Bluegrass pre-show
7:30- Stories begin

Featured performers are James Sweeney, Martha Bayne, Art Jackson + Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson, Mindy Segal, Dani Bryant and Diana Slickman. Get your tickets here!
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April 27 Recap: Around the World

What a long strange trip it’s been- both for this month’s storytellers and for Story Sessions celebrating our one-year anniversary! For our “birthday show”, we take a trip down memory lane, lighting up the room with a slideshow of photos, … Continue reading

Stories Illustrated – Around the World

Stories Illustrated – Around the World

For our one-year anniversary show, resident artist, Betsy Cypert wowed us once again, capturing the most heartfelt details of each story with paper and colored markers. This month’s theme was “Around the World.” Story Sessions got to surround the room … Continue reading

April 27 Story Sessions: Around the World

APR 27_POSTERThis month, our featured performers will transport us to far off places, sharing their unique “Around the world” themed stories. Fasten your seat belts. Put your tray tables in the upright position. And away we go!

Our new venue for the April 27th show is Mahoneys (551 N Ogden)
5:30: Doors open
6:00: Resident musicians, Dog 1
7:00: Stories begin

Seating is general admission ($10). Come early to get your prime spot and grab a bite. Tickets now available!

Phoenix Rising Illustrated

Phoenix Rising Illustrated

On Sunday March 16, Story Sessions returned to City Winery for another night of stories. Our resident artist, Betsy Cypert drew each tale as it unfolded. An introduction of the theme by Barrie Cole Dave Stinton, “Get the fuck goin’ … Continue reading

Next show: March 16, “Phoenix Rising”

March 16

Sunday, March 16: 6-9pm
Storytelling in Chicago continues to emerge as an intimate and compelling performance art. The perfect finale for your weekend, Story Sessions delivers seven true tales sharing this month’s theme, “Phoenix Rising”. Get there early and hear Chicago bluegrass band, Dog 1, open the show. And catch our resident artist, Betsy Cypert as she live sketches the stories during the show. It’s a story carnival you won’t want to miss!

Featured storytellers are Jen Bosworth, Cristie Chamberland, Andy Kerns, Arlene Malinowski, Greg Poljacik, Lindsay Porter and Dave Stinton.

Story Sessions is hosted by Deanna Moffitt and produced by Jill Howe and Rachael Smith.

 

January 11: Fillet of Solo festival show recap

January 11: Fillet of Solo festival show recap

On January 11th, the hilarious duo, Kelsie Huff and Kristin Clifford, joined Story Sessions as guest hosts for the Fillet of Solo Festival. They entertained the audience and introduced our five featured performers telling stories all with the theme, “Work … Continue reading

Fillet of Solo Illustrated

Fillet of Solo Illustrated

Story Sessions resident artist, Betsy Cypert, once again worked her drawing magic for the January Story Sessions at the Fillet of Solo festival. We’re thrilled about this new installment of heartfelt and imaginative story art! Jennifer Ann Coffeen: “My mission … Continue reading

September 22: Animals Illustrated

September 22: Animals Illustrated

Live at the show, resident artist, Betsy Cypert, creates an awe-inspiring sketch of each story. With September’s “Creature Comforts” theme, Betsy was excited to jump right into paws, wings and claws. Kendra Stevens, “I know you sick fucks have a … Continue reading

Schooled: August show wrap up

August storytellers brought their varsity game to Story Sessions with their own spin on the theme, “schooled”. From grade school crushes to a course in womanly arts, we learned a lot and laughed along the way. Musical guests, Andy Miller … Continue reading