Storytelling Archive

  • Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. But we may have outdone ourselves with regard to convening excellent souls on February 25th. The purpose of Here Chicago is to bring great people together with a variety of perspectives. And if this line-up of featured storytellers is any indication of the goodness to come, we are all in for a stunner of a night. Join us for Chicago's most under-the-radar, over the moon joyful, least-reviewed, best-attended little miracle of a show that's ever sold out an 150-seat theater for 7 years straight. 0

    February 25th Show!

    Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. But we may have outdone ourselves with regard to convening excellent souls on February 25th. The purpose of Here Chicago is to bring great people together with a variety of perspectives. And if this line-up of featured storytellers is any indication of the goodness to come, we are all in for a stunner of a night. Join us for Chicago's most under-the-radar, over the moon joyful, least-reviewed, best-attended little miracle of a show that's ever sold out an 150-seat theater for 7 years straight.

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  • It was so, so good. Warm thanks to everyone who came to take the stage and listen to stories and share food with each other, and even witness Stephanie's and my gleefully absurd opening shenanigans. We loved being with you all, and can't wait to tell you who won Audience Favorite! Click to find out, and to see gorgeous photos from the night. 0

    December Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It was so, so good. Warm thanks to everyone who came to take the stage and listen to stories and share food with each other, and even witness Stephanie's and my gleefully absurd opening shenanigans. We loved being with you all, and can't wait to tell you who won Audience Favorite! Click to find out, and to see gorgeous photos from the night.

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  • Hello good fellows. Here Chicago rides again on December 17th, and we'd be overjoyed to have you with us. As ever, we offer a warm evening of diverse creative community. A bunch of great humans with a wide variety of perspectives coming together to enjoy the common grounds of delicious food and stories. If you bring a prepared dish for the potluck, your admission is free. Click to see more! 1

    December 17th Show!

    Hello good fellows. Here Chicago rides again on December 17th, and we'd be overjoyed to have you with us. As ever, we offer a warm evening of diverse creative community. A bunch of great humans with a wide variety of perspectives coming together to enjoy the common grounds of delicious food and stories. If you bring a prepared dish for the potluck, your admission is free. Click to see more!

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  • The next Here Chicago happens on September 24th! Click to read about our fantastic features, and for info on how to participate in the night. If you're joining us, use the link in the right-hand sidebar to reserve seats, as the show sells out. We can't wait to see you!! 0

    September 24th Show!

    The next Here Chicago happens on September 24th! Click to read about our fantastic features, and for info on how to participate in the night. If you're joining us, use the link in the right-hand sidebar to reserve seats, as the show sells out. We can't wait to see you!!

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  • An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines. 0

    April 23rd Show!

    An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines.

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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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  • Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes. 0

    Fall News & October Show

    Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes.

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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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  • 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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