Stephanie Douglass Archive

  • With a "feels like" of -5 degrees, it was as much of a feat for Here Chicagoans to venture out into the night, as it was a treat to be with them. Dinner was generous and beautiful, and the stories were harrowing, heart-breaking, and hope-inspiring. Click to read more about a very good night. And look for upcoming dates on the right. 0

    December Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    With a "feels like" of -5 degrees, it was as much of a feat for Here Chicagoans to venture out into the night, as it was a treat to be with them. Dinner was generous and beautiful, and the stories were harrowing, heart-breaking, and hope-inspiring. Click to read more about a very good night. And look for upcoming dates on the right.

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  • Here Chicago is back! And Nnamdi and Janna can't wait to see you. With all that's been going on we're thinking it could be nice to take a little time to listen, and be together, and feed each other. The expressed mission of this show has always been to bring people together across dividing lines. That's what it's for. To listen and share on common ground. Let's do it again. Read on to see what we've been up to. Tix on the right. 0

    Here, Chicago on December 18th

    Here Chicago is back! And Nnamdi and Janna can't wait to see you. With all that's been going on we're thinking it could be nice to take a little time to listen, and be together, and feed each other. The expressed mission of this show has always been to bring people together across dividing lines. That's what it's for. To listen and share on common ground. Let's do it again. Read on to see what we've been up to. Tix on the right.

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  • Here's the Story last night was full of strong, bright energy. Maybe it's a springtime thing, but the stories were roundly vibrant and well-told, the food was amazing, and the sold-out house was enthusiastic and wide-awake. Click below to see gorgeous photos, hear the podcast, and read about the night. And reserve tickets on the right for our 3rd Anniversary show on May 4th! It's been an amazing three years, full of changes and growth. Join us on the 4th for a celebration of what's been and what's to come. 0

    April Recap and Walk-Up Winner

    Here's the Story last night was full of strong, bright energy. Maybe it's a springtime thing, but the stories were roundly vibrant and well-told, the food was amazing, and the sold-out house was enthusiastic and wide-awake. Click below to see gorgeous photos, hear the podcast, and read about the night. And reserve tickets on the right for our 3rd Anniversary show on May 4th! It's been an amazing three years, full of changes and growth. Join us on the 4th for a celebration of what's been and what's to come.

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  • Sometimes I lose my faith in anything like magic... then Here's the Story comes along and restores it for me.  Thank you to everyone who makes this magic happen.  The experience of so many of us coming together from so many places to enjoy and delight in each other, is a pretty awesome thing.  Click here to read about, and see pictures from, our Year End/Holiday show.  It was lovely.  Happy New Year and new beginnings to you all, and see you on the flip side.  0

    Holiday Show Re-Cap

    Sometimes I lose my faith in anything like magic... then Here's the Story comes along and restores it for me. Thank you to everyone who makes this magic happen. The experience of so many of us coming together from so many places to enjoy and delight in each other, is a pretty awesome thing. Click here to read about, and see pictures from, our Year End/Holiday show. It was lovely. Happy New Year and new beginnings to you all, and see you on the flip side.

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  • Here's the Storians, as many of you know, our December show is a special celebration.  It honors the past year of these splendiferous events of generosity, and features ONLY stories told by your Audience Favorite tellers from 2013.  That's right: Erin Diamond, Tim Stafford, Stephanie Douglass, Polly Yukevich, Jesse Bob Harper, Kelli Honeysweet, Kat Barker, and Josh Berling are assembled to bring you a night of stories you will never forget! Get tickets now.  They're already going fast.  0

    Holiday and Year-End Show!

    Here's the Storians, as many of you know, our December show is a special celebration. It honors the past year of these splendiferous events of generosity, and features ONLY stories told by your Audience Favorite tellers from 2013. That's right: Erin Diamond, Tim Stafford, Stephanie Douglass, Polly Yukevich, Jesse Bob Harper, Kelli Honeysweet, Kat Barker, and Josh Berling are assembled to bring you a night of stories you will never forget! Get tickets now. They're already going fast.

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  • Beautiful people.  Thanks for making last night a grace. Sitting in the back row of chairs for a few minutes before the show started, I was so grateful.  Whatever else is happening in all of our lives, Here's the Story is something you've made an occasion to come together and honor strangers and friends with gifts of food, stories and company, and maybe best of all: your warm attention.  Read on for November's Audience Favorite, our December Holiday special, and to find podcast information. 0

    Your Audience Favorite, and November Show Recap!

    Beautiful people. Thanks for making last night a grace. Sitting in the back row of chairs for a few minutes before the show started, I was so grateful. Whatever else is happening in all of our lives, Here's the Story is something you've made an occasion to come together and honor strangers and friends with gifts of food, stories and company, and maybe best of all: your warm attention. Read on for November's Audience Favorite, our December Holiday special, and to find podcast information.

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  • Our show last night was wonderful. Our tellers brought high humor, fierce courage and lyrical truth to the stage.  We had stories about scaring unruly high school students with a fine poetic mind and the help of a science teacher, about a journey across a country and to the center of a heart, about the rift between internal and external identity, and about realizing that sometimes, it's not all about you. Me. Any of us. Click here to read about your Audience Favorite, and enjoy photos from the night. 0

    Erin Diamond is Our Walk-Up Winner!

    Our show last night was wonderful. Our tellers brought high humor, fierce courage and lyrical truth to the stage. We had stories about scaring unruly high school students with a fine poetic mind and the help of a science teacher, about a journey across a country and to the center of a heart, about the rift between internal and external identity, and about realizing that sometimes, it's not all about you. Me. Any of us. Click here to read about your Audience Favorite, and enjoy photos from the night.

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  • We have truly incredible storytellers lined up for August 4th.  Please click below to read about these fantastic people (Arlene Malinowski, Michele Weldon, Xavier Retana, Debbi Welch and your Audience Favorite Kat Barker), AND to read about our brand new HtS potluck recipe page!  Then grab you some seats at our handy little ticket link on the right... grab a dish... or a story... or some friends to share, and join us at Stage 773 on August 4th. 

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    August 4th Show

    We have truly incredible storytellers lined up for August 4th. Please click below to read about these fantastic people (Arlene Malinowski, Michele Weldon, Xavier Retana, Debbi Welch and your Audience Favorite Kat Barker), AND to read about our brand new HtS potluck recipe page! Then grab you some seats at our handy little ticket link on the right... grab a dish... or a story... or some friends to share, and join us at Stage 773 on August 4th.

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