Christie Grace Archive

  • Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner! 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner!

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  • June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night. 0

    June Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night.

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  • It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us!  Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.   0

    May Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us! Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.

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  • What a gorgeous night. Our first show of 2014 was a joy. After our brief hiatus, it was great to see so many friendly people turn out to be in each other's company. The show sold out, and true to form, it was a night of delicious food (fried Mac and Cheese balls... what?!), beautiful stories, and warm creative community. Click to see photos, find out who won Audience Favorite, and listen to the podcast. 0

    March Recap and Walk-Up Winner

    What a gorgeous night. Our first show of 2014 was a joy. After our brief hiatus, it was great to see so many friendly people turn out to be in each other's company. The show sold out, and true to form, it was a night of delicious food (fried Mac and Cheese balls... what?!), beautiful stories, and warm creative community. Click to see photos, find out who won Audience Favorite, and listen to the podcast.

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  • We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule. 0

    Thank You (Year End Recap)

    We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule.

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  • Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon! 0

    October Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon!

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  • September's audience did it again. "It" being: made each other a beautiful dinner, brought awesome stories, and picked a damn fine storyteller to return as a feature next month. Click to read about a great night of true storytelling, see Matt Williamson's photos, listen to the podcast, and see who your winner is... 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    September's audience did it again. "It" being: made each other a beautiful dinner, brought awesome stories, and picked a damn fine storyteller to return as a feature next month. Click to read about a great night of true storytelling, see Matt Williamson's photos, listen to the podcast, and see who your winner is...

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  • It is an act of trust to curate a show without knowing what stories are going to be told. The selection process overall is careful and intentional, and geared towards giving you a night of good performances from diverse perspectives. However, we never know what stories will be told. That is scary, and it is on purpose. It allows for something to be made by all of us that is serendipitous and surprising. We provide as sturdy a frame as possible, and then let all of you paint in the colors. Last night's collaborative art was powerful. Click below to read about it. 0

    August Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It is an act of trust to curate a show without knowing what stories are going to be told. The selection process overall is careful and intentional, and geared towards giving you a night of good performances from diverse perspectives. However, we never know what stories will be told. That is scary, and it is on purpose. It allows for something to be made by all of us that is serendipitous and surprising. We provide as sturdy a frame as possible, and then let all of you paint in the colors. Last night's collaborative art was powerful. Click below to read about it.

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  • July's show was great. Thanks to each of you for coming, bringing food, and sharing your friends and stories. The performances were lively and strong. A theme of narrow escapes in childhood was bright through the night, with recountings of schoolyard fights, political revolution, international rescue and emergence from a confession booth. Click below to read more, and use the link on the right for tickets to next month's show! 0

    July Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    July's show was great. Thanks to each of you for coming, bringing food, and sharing your friends and stories. The performances were lively and strong. A theme of narrow escapes in childhood was bright through the night, with recountings of schoolyard fights, political revolution, international rescue and emergence from a confession booth. Click below to read more, and use the link on the right for tickets to next month's show!

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