You've got SO MANY opportunities to be a part of YBR this fall. . .

Send us your story! Do you have a story you've been dying to share with a room full of your friends and a whole lot of strangers? Of course you do, and we want it! Don't miss our next submission deadline: FRIDAY, October 6. The theme is 'LIGHT BULB' and the show will be held at the fancy and GORGEOUS Uncommon Ground, Edgewater (1401 W. Devon) on November 4, 25 & December 2 at 7:30PM.

Once you've got all of those dates in your calendar and have hit send . . . be sure to put an extra star on November 18 . . . that night we'll be presenting an extra special Musical version of You're Being Ridiculous at Uncommon Ground Edgewater. The show will be musically directed by Allison Hendrix and will feature stories AND songs from some of our favorites!

Ticket information for all of our upcoming shows is coming super soon ...



This October our founder Jeremy Owens will be teaching a live-lit/storytelling class at Story Studio Chicago! If you've been looking for a chance to work on a story you've got brewing, or are looking for a supportive environment to try something new . . . this is your chance! The class will meet October 5, 12, 19, & 26 with a final class performance on November 2. Register for the class today! Questions? Email us at

Jeremy is also running the Chicago Half Marathon this month and is raising money for your favorite Feminist bookstore ... Women & Children First Bookstore. Their Women's Voices Fund helps to sustain and develop an ongoing program series at the bookstore focused on women's lives, ideas, and work. Please support Jeremy's run for Women & Children First!

We are also hard at work on planning shows for 2018 . . . so be on the lookout for upcoming shows and submission deadlines. We are always looking for new writers and performers, so if you know someone with an amazing story ... send them our way.