Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?

If you’ve always wanted to share your stories in front of a live audience, or if you’re terrified of the prospect but want to do it anyway, this class is for you.


Sunday, December 3,  1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 10, 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 17, 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

This course, led by Chicago’s own Jeremy Owens (You’re Being Ridiculous!), will help you develop your voice and storytelling skills for the purpose of live-lit performance. It’s about finding and writing the story, and finding the right show to perform it in. This class is open to all experience levels, no experience in storytelling, or performance required.

In a safe and supportive environment, you’ll learn:

  • various live-lit forms;
  • how to generate ideas for a story;
  • how to craft a piece for a live reading;
  • how to prepare to read a piece out loud, and
  • all about the storytelling community in Chicago.

You will practice your work for performance and receive constructive feedback and support. The class will culminate in a friendly live event where you’ll share your stories with an adoring audience of friends and fans. What could be a better way to get started?

Jeremy Owens is the creator, producer and host of You're Being Ridiculous, a long running live-lit show most recently featured at Steppenwolf Theatre as part of their LookOut Series. Jeremy is also the co-editor for Heauxs Chicago, and a writer for Oy!Chicago. His writing has appeared in The Daily Dot, Story Club Magazine, Role Reboot, The JUF News, and Thread, and his work has also been featured in the live-lit shows Essay Fiesta, Fillet of Solo Theatre Festival, Guts & Glory, Story Club Chicago, Story Sessions, The Paper Machete, This Much Is True, That's All She Wrote and others. He is a graduate of The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and has an MFA in performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago.