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!

March 16 Show Recap

March 16 Show Recap

On Sunday March 16, Story Sessions returned to City Winery for stories sharing the theme, “Phoenix Rising”, an exploration of triumph over adversity. Resident band, Dog 1, kicked off the night with an hour of bluegrass. Resident artist Betsy Cypert … 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.


Stories are better with Bacon

The first time the Bacon sisters performed at Story Sessions in September 2013, they completely blew us away with their heavenly voices. They are returning to Story Sessions for our February “Love is…” show to share their celestial sound with an even bigger audience. We can’t wait to hear them perform alongside our resident band, Dog 1. Ladies, take it away!

October 27 show: Into the Darkness

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Story Sessions will chill your bones and warm your heart on October 27th at City Winery. Six performers will share personal stories inspired by this month’s theme, “Into the Darkness”.

These haunting tales range from strange encounters and spiritual awakenings to private collections of the road less traveled. With humor, intrigue and an element of surprise, these storytellers will take you to the dark side. Get your tickets today!

5:30- Doors open
6:00- Musical guest, Dog 1
7:00- Show begins

September 22: Show wrap up

On September 22nd, seven storytellers shared their animal experiences for our Creature Comforts themed show. The show opened up with musical guests Andy Miller and Ben Benedict of Dog 1, who were joined by the angelic voices of Jenna Rae … Continue reading

September 22 show: Creature Comforts

Join us September 22nd for our “Creature Comforts” themed show. Seven storytellers will reveal personal stories about interacting with animals of all kinds. From developing unnatural fears to suffering unrequited love, these stories will open up a world of beaks, wings, claws and more.
5:30- Doors open
6:00- Musical guest, Dog 1
7:00- Show begins
Get there early to enjoy food and beer with international flair. Get your tickets today!

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