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  • Sarah Zematis @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick off 2018 as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - Steppenwolf's performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Sarah Zematis to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Sarah here and get your tickets!

    Sarah Zematis is a performer, writer, director & producer, as well as a proud company member of 2nd Story. She has worked throughout Chicago with companies such as Porchlight, Emerald City & Strawdog. She was featured in the Chicago cast of Listen to your Mother, a nationwide storytelling event, giving Motherhood a microphone. Some of her more interesting performance credits include being a maiden at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, singing with an Andrews Sisters trio at Green Dolphin Street, and giving voice to deaf actors at Centerlight Theatre. But, far and away, her favorite gig is being Mom to her Wee Three. Not only do they fill the days with fun – they make for some excellent story material! To hear more, check out her podcast stories, available for your listening pleasure at

    What is your favorite thing?
    Well, my favorite things are seasonal. Spring - The world coming alive again. Everything feels possible and hopeful. I live for the day I walk outside and get a noseful of spring blossoms, especially Lilacs. I hunt them furiously, as they are gone much too quickly. Summer - ALL OF THIS! (why isn't it summer always?) But, most especially, drinking cocktails on a pier, watching a glorious sunset. Fall - Fresh school supplies and new clothes. The glorious changing of the leaves. My children and I go on leaf walks, collecting the most beautiful ones and pressing them to display on our Thanksgiving table. Winter - (gotta dig deep for this one...Again, why isn't it always summer?) I've grown to love this more as I view it through my children's eyes - hot chocolate, snowmen, sledding, fireplaces roaring. And, most especially, big bed cuddles. Whenever things have gone sideways and we need to start over, someone calls out "BIG BED CUDDLE". All five of us scurry to get under the covers of the king size bed and proceed to reset all the wrongs that occurred on the outside.

    Sarah is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Friday, February 9.
    Follow this link to purchase tickets