Nnamdi Ngwe 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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  • Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right. 0

    October 4th Show

    Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right.

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  • Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition! 0

    August Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition!

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  • Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...  0

    August 2nd Show

    Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...

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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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  • Fantastic human beings are coming to share their stories with you on June 7th. Join us for an evening of true stories told live, diverse creative community, and a giant potluck dinner. Tickets tend to sell out, and so we suggest grabbing yours in advance. They can be had at the link on the right. Join us at Theater Wit for a beautiful night. 0

    June 7th Show

    Fantastic human beings are coming to share their stories with you on June 7th. Join us for an evening of true stories told live, diverse creative community, and a giant potluck dinner. Tickets tend to sell out, and so we suggest grabbing yours in advance. They can be had at the link on the right. Join us at Theater Wit for a beautiful night.

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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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  • 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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  • Take a look at the beautiful lineup of storytellers we have for you on July 6th. A social entrepreneur and futurist, a professional sailor and humanitarian clown, a beloved Chicago improvisor and improv teacher, Stoop Style Stories co-producer, and the most devastating folk duo we know. Their combined brilliance may be blinding, so we'll be there with shades on. If you want to be too, grab tickets on the right. They go fast. 0

    Our July 6th Show

    Take a look at the beautiful lineup of storytellers we have for you on July 6th. A social entrepreneur and futurist, a professional sailor and humanitarian clown, a beloved Chicago improvisor and improv teacher, Stoop Style Stories co-producer, and the most devastating folk duo we know. Their combined brilliance may be blinding, so we'll be there with shades on. If you want to be too, grab tickets on the right. They go fast.

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