Siblings Illustrated

Siblings Illustrated

On March 29, our resident artist, Betsy Frymire explored our six sibling stories with pen and paper, illustrating beautiful brotherly and sisterly tales. Patrick Brennan bonds over Buffy. Mary Dean Cason finds comfort in the sisterhood. Brooke Allen doesn’t break … Continue reading 

Recap: Fillet of Solo, January 17

Recap: Fillet of Solo, January 17

Our second performance at Fillet of Solo was ushered in by the musical musings of Brakes on the Highway. Host, Tamale Sepp, kicked off the show with a tale of a scientific study aided by “78 horses.”Our first featured performer, … Continue reading 

Three shows in January at Fillet of Solo

Sessions JAN10_17_24_cover-01Story Sessions is prime time! We are featured not once, not twice but three times in Chicago’s acclaimed Fillet of Solo festival at Lifeline Theatre. The festival features 16 story productions for a month of live shows.

Here’s what you need to know:
1.Saturday nights in January are going to be amazing. We are performing alongside Story Sessions amazing alumni/favorite producers-The Kates (Kelsie Huff), You’re Being Ridiculous (Jeremy Owens) and Story Club (Dana Norris and Andrew Marikis).

2. Special offer! Get a HALF PRICE discount to these shows- $5 for one show and $25* for the ENTIRE MONTH of shows. HOLY MOSES.

3. The festival is the coziest place to be in January. The seats come with blankets (WOAH.) We will be serving warm beverages. We will have music and merriment. And there’s a bar next door for our post show after-party!

What should you do right now?
Take advantage of this VIP discount! There is a limited supply- don’t miss out! Seriously. It’s big. And there’s a rumor that festival ticket holders get their own butler during the show.

More details about the festival can be found on the Fillet of Solo site. And connect with us on Facebook to read about the featured performers and other nifty updates.

We can’t wait to see you soon. Happy New Year!
Jill & Rachael

Story Fusion: A Story Sessions Collaboration

StoryFusion_Dec7Join us for a special edition of Story Sessions at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan. We’ll be collaborating with three story productions to create “Story Fusion.”

December 7
6pm
The Acorn Theater
107 Generations Dr. Three Oaks, MI
Tickets available at theacorntheater.com

October 25 Recap: Petrified

October 25 Recap: Petrified

Saturday, October 25 was the perfect fall day for a night under the stars at The Little House of Glencoe. Guests arrived early for a plentiful potluck and to enjoy a campfire favorite- tiny wieners. Guest musicians, “Brakes on the … Continue reading 

Campfire Illustrated

Campfire Illustrated

On October 25, our resident artist, Betsy Frymire, created a charcoal drawing of each story in the glow of the campfire. Amy Sumpter shows us you can get out of a speeding ticket by telling the officer you’re being chased … 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 

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!

“Day of the Dad”: A recap of our June 15 show

On a perfect summer day, Story Sessions features six performers sharing tales about dads- having dads, being dads and remembering dads. As always, Betsy Cypert draws the stories live as they happen. Musicians Ben Benedict, Andy Miller and Rob Anderlik … Continue reading