R.C. Riley is a queer warrior woman, writer, performer, and storyteller who began writing as a means of healing after a sexual assault. R.C.'s work challenges heteronormative views and seeks to find justice for and liberate those who have felt left out, forgotten, ignored, and unloved by our society. When she's not performing one of … Continue reading R.C Riley: July 24!
Brooke Allen is a playwright, essayist, cat owner, pizza aficionado and graduate student where she is pursuing a degree in clinical mental health counseling. How does that make you feel?? What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Best thing about quarantine: work attire, business on top, old flannel Christmas pajamas … Continue reading Brooke Allen: July 24!
Julie is a middle-aged white woman who lives in Rogers Park. She takes tap dance lessons, and keeps a sourdough starter alive. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Most surprising part of quarantine has been that my husband and I legitimately enjoy being trapped in an enclosed space together … Continue reading Julie Starbird: July 24!
Jeremy Owens it the creator, producer, and host of You’re Being Ridiculous. He sometimes teaches storytelling and non-fiction writing, but mostly watches Bravo and reads novels in the bathtub. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? It's a toss up between teaching my husband how to cook during quarantine and … Continue reading Jeremy Owens: July 24!
Archy Jamjun is the curator of Outspoken LGBTQ stories at Sidetrack. He has also performed at the National Storytelling Summit, is a two-time winner of The Moth Grand Slam, and the proud guncle of a RuPaul's Drag Race fanatic. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Right before quarantine I … Continue reading Archy Jamjun: July 24!
Nestor Gomez came to the United States undocumented in the mid 80s. He used to stutter and didn't know the language. Today he is a storyteller, winner of over 40 Moth slams and is the creator, host, and curator of 80 Minutes Around the World a storytelling event that features the stories of Immigrant, … Continue reading Nestor Gomez: July 24!
Carmenita Peoples is a formally trained Montessori educator, financial services officer, and artistic performer who skillfully combines these varied talents to "edutain" audiences. Through multi-faceted presentation, Ms. Peoples uses storytelling, musical improvisation, and poetry to connect and elevate cross-cultural and generation gaps. She also enjoys a ripe-aged whiskey, a nice game of chess and long … Continue reading Carmenita Peoples @ The Hideout!
Lupe is a proud husband and father, first generation Mexican-Chicagoan who makes video games by day and tells stories by night. Born and raised in Chicago, he's spent the last few years bringing his style of storytelling to many shows and venues all across the city and suburbs. Lupe is a lifelong hip hop head, … Continue reading Lupe Nuñez @ The Hideout!
Jeremy Owens it the creator, producer, and host of You're Being Ridiculous. He sometimes teaches storytelling and non-fiction writing, but mostly reads novels in the bathtub and watches too much Rachel Maddow. What are you most thankful for this year? I'm thankful for a lot of things but this year I am particularly thankful for … Continue reading Jeremy Owens @ The Hideout!