You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Karen Clanton to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Karen here and get your tickets!
Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle the English major lurking within. She has forged a career as a writer in the legal profession, where she develops internal communications strategy for a major law firm. She has also led editorial projects focused on Diversity & Inclusion for both the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a single mom living on the South Side of Chicago chronicling her adventures through stories that can be heard at open mics on the city’s live lit scene.
What are your wishes for 2019??
(1) I wish … to complete an oral history of my mother. She is in her mid-80s and a treasure trove of great stories and perspective that would benefit our family. I’ve begun interviewing her about her life and recording it. In 2019, I would like to make this project an ongoing conversation because her initial answers opened doors to many more questions.
(2) I wish … my 8 year old wouldn’t be naughty at school. I wish to never receive a phone call from an exasperated teacher again.
(3) I wish … to pamper myself more in 2019.