“Threads”: A Recap of our May Show

The May 30 show, themed “Threads”, explored how what we wear can transform us. Six performers took the stage to share their most intimate clothing challenges and triumphs. Singer/songwriter Nicholas Barron and his swoon-worthy voice ushered in our brunch audience … Continue reading 

“Threads” Illustrated

Resident artist, Betsy Frymire, illustrates the stories live at each show. Here’s her original collection of fashion forward artwork created at the Saturday, May 30 show. Matt Ulrich goes to great lengths to join the cool club. Denise Santomauro finds … Continue reading 

“Oh Brother”: A Recap of our March Show

“Oh Brother”: A Recap of our March Show

Our March show was devoted to stories about siblings, hosted by husband/wife duo Greg Poljacik and Denise Santomauro. Musical guests, River Rising, opened up the show with their original folk sounds. Betsy Frymire, resident artist, drew each story live. Patrick … Continue reading 

Recap: “Love is…” Show

On February 22, we embraced the spirit of Valentines Day for our 2nd annual “Love is…” show. And what says “love is…” better than opening the show with a bluegrass set of murder ballads? Today’s musical guests were Chelsea Burns, … Continue reading 

Love is…Our February 22 Brunch

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Oh brunch, how I have longed for thee. And now, the wait is over.

On Sunday, February 22, Story Sessions is having a brunch show! Six performers will grace your benedict and bacon with true stories on the theme of “Love is…”

But it’s not what you think. It’s not a couples show. It doesn’t get all wrapped up in the end. Love is messy. Love is complicated. Love is weird. And that’s how we like it. Join us for this epic event and get your tickets today!

Story Sessions, “Love is…”
Date: Sunday, February 22
Location: City Winery, 1200 W Randolph
Doors open: 10:30am
Show begins: 11:00am
Tickets: City Winery website

Featured performers: MT Cozzola, Marty McConnell, Danielle Pinnock, James Sweeney, Ted Wesenburg and Tom Wolferman

Music by: Chelsea Burns, Dan Fuchs and Andy Miller

Produced by: Jill Howe and Rachael Smith

Recap: Fillet of Solo, January 24

Our final night of the Fillet of Solo festival began with the heavenly voices of the Bacon Sisters. Hosts Greg Poljacik and Denise Santomauro were up to their usual crazy antics, pointing out their color coordinated wardrobe for the evening. … Continue reading 

“The Reckoning” Illustrated

“The Reckoning” Illustrated

Our resident artist, Betsy Cypert, now Betsy Frymire, draws the stories live as they happen. These epic creations are such a treasure for us and our performers. Julia Borcherts, “I’m 50 feet in the air walking across a steel beam … Continue reading 

“The Reckoning”: A recap of our September show

“The Reckoning”: A recap of our September show

On Sunday, September 14, we were joined by six dynamic storytellers, two gracious hosts, two talented bands, one incredible artist and a full house of story enthusiasts. At 6pm, A Side of Bacon took the stage and graced us with … Continue reading 

Upcoming show: September 14, “The Reckoning”

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Join Story Sessions on September 14th at City Winery. This month’s show, “The Reckoning” will highlight six stories exploring life’s greatest grapples. Skilled storytellers will reckon their way through the wildest situations and the most heartfelt, hard-won truths. Bring an ear for listening, an appetite for City Winery‚Äôs finest and a heart full of love for the tales told.

Featured storytellers:
David Barish, Julia Borcherts, Pamela Bell, James Sweeney, Dana Norris and Norman Doucet

Hosted by:
Denise Poljacik and Dennis Frymire

Get your tickets here!

September 14, City Winery (1200 W Randolph)
5:30 Doors open
6-7: Live bluegrass by A Side of Bacon
7-9: Stories!