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 Kevin Gladish to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Kevin here and get your tickets!
Kevin has been telling stories in the Chicago area for a while now, and still swears it all really happened. Really. He is thrilled to make his debut with You're Being Ridiculous. He has also performed at such venues as This Much is True, Story Club, Story Sessions, Do Not Submit, That's All She Wrote, and The Moth Grand Slam. He's acted in a bunch of plays too and writes a blog called A Story With No Beginning about his experience as a late discovery adoptee searching for and finding birth family. When he's not proofing medical journal articles by day, he's drinking too much coffee, eating burgers with friends at diners, and trying to write the very strange story of his life despite more than occasional writer's block. Helpful suggestions are welcome. Thanks to Jeremy & company for this opportunity and to the vibrant storytelling community in Chicago, which never ceases to amaze and inspire.
What are your wishes for 2019??
The serious one first: I wish that every state would start to change their laws to allow adult adoptees access to their own birth and medical records. We still have a ways to go.
Second, I wish we can all spread a lot more love and a lot less hate. You know what I'm talking about. I won't say his name.
Finally, I wish people would stop using so many acronyms and just spell out their favorite TV shows. I'm old and unhip and have no idea what you're talking about. P.S. Get off my lawn.