October. 2011. Chicago
October 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here in Chicago, there’s been a huge surge on the performance lit scene. Storytelling. It’s ancient, but it’s reemerged in a big, public way. Scott Whitehair, performer and writer, runs a fabulous monthly storytelling show called “Story Lab Chicago”at the Black Rock Pub. The show features storytellers from Chicago sharing all sorts of true personal tales. It was shot this past Monday by the amazing Umbrella Group Arts. I had the pleasure of doing the makeup on the shoot. Check out Umbrella Group Arts facebook page for more: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Umbrella-Group-Arts/139352296142805
And if you want more on the storytelling front, the show I co-produce, “Essay Fiesta,” will be celebrating its 2nd Anniversary on Nov 21, 7pm at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square. It’s a show that includes 7 readers from various disciplines reading true stories (some poignant, many funny) from their lives. It’s free and there’s a raffle that benefits 826 Chicago! There’s not much makeup involved in Essay Fiesta, but it’s a great show nonetheless.