Tell your story! We give you seven minutes and thunderous applause. You tell your story any way you want--off book, from paper, from your phone, from the signal from your fearless leader. Just want to listen? Sure, come and hear stories. You might get tempted to sign up...and we're ok with that. Sign up starts at 5:30. Stories start at 6:00. Hosts are David Barish and Melissa Perrin.
J. Rohr joins us for the May offering of Fresh Meat, a live workshop session for Chicago-area storytellers. He will be performing a run through of his one man show “I’m Not Batman”, a comedic exploration of growing up and failed heroism as a romantic burns out into a cynic — feedback is appreciated. Doors open at 8:00. Event begins at 8:15. Food and drink are available all evening.
J. Rohr is a Chicago storyteller, who grew up in Skokie then lived in the city for too short a time before moving back to the suburbs. His personal adventures have included near death experiences, run ins with the law, romance, stabbings, and things he’s legally advised not to mention. He performs stories and poetry throughout the city, and his fiction has appeared in periodicals such as Ireland’s Dodging the Rain, Perihelion, and The Mad Scientist Journal. He currently writes the blog Honesty is Not Contagious.
Come join us at the Evanston Art Center for an interactive showcase featuring young, fresh, talented poets and storytellers as they engage the audience with emotion and raw energy. Instead of a typical reading where the performers are often standing in a single spot, the showcase will utilize the full space of the Evanston Art Center, and the performances themselves will act as a moving exhibition accompanied with live music and visuals.