Meet our Readers: Eileen Tull

SHE’S BACK!! The one and only Eileen Tull is performing with us at the last show of 2015! Eileen is a storyteller, performance artist, comedian, poet, and one woman show person. Her work has been seen throughout the country, from New York to San Francisco. She’s been seen in Chicago with Loose Chicks, Beast Women, … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Tricia Miller Hewson

Rounding out our awesome November lineup is Tricia Miller Hewson. Tricia is an actor/performer who is fairly new to the storytelling game, having appeared in various productions within the city limits and the suburbs. She recently graduated from the Improv program at the Second City Training Center. She wants to use her voice for good … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Duke Harrist

  Are you getting psyched for the November show? Because we sure are! We’ve got a great mix of new and returning readers this month, including Duke Harrist. Josiah “Duke” Harrist is a novelist, video game reviewer, and perpetual expatriate who recently relocated stateside from Mongolia. He works in a law school and absconds to Michigan … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Amy Bernhard

You guys, have you met Amy? You should come out to the show next week and meet her in person. In the meantime, here’s a little something about her: Amy Bernhard earned her MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her essays have appeared in The Toast, VICE Magazine, Redivider, The … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Byron Roussin

Hi everyone! We’re gearing up for another great show next month, and are thrilled to have Byron Roussin returning to the mic. Byron Roussin has been a storyteller/performer/stage manager around Chicago for several years. He’s managed shows at Gorilla Tango, IO, Second City, MCL, Stage 773, and other venues around town. Some of his more … Continue reading

3 Year Anniversary Photos!

Thanks to Meg Gustafson, we had a REAL camera to take photos of the 3 year anniversary show, and thanks to Michael Palmer, we had a REAL person to take photos with a camera! Enjoy these moments from last week’s 3 year anniversary show, featuring Coya Paz, Stephanie Douglass, Izzy Libmann, cupcakes by the amazing … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Ray Teresi

Ray Teresi is so important to TASW that he gets TWO photos in his blog post. He showed up one night early in our run – maybe our second or third show ever, with his own equipment, installed himself at the table next to the mic and music stand, and made everybody sound awesome. He’s … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Stephanie Douglass

Are you getting psyched for Sunday’s show? Because we sure are! Returning to the TASW mic just in time for our 3 year anniversary is Renaissance woman and genuine badass Stephanie Douglass! Stephanie Douglass is a farmer, writer, and performer. Over the past few years, she has worked in the Middle East, East Africa, and alternative schools … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Coya Paz

Are you kidding me? Coya Paz is reading with us next Sunday! Coya Paz is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, founded in 1969, way way way before she was born, and … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Isabelle (Izzy) Libmann

Continuing our anniversary lineup is the lovely and vivacious Isabelle (Izzy) Libmann. Isabelle has lived in the Chicago area for 15 years but still can’t answer the question “Where are you from?” She has been a theater major, an event planner, a publicist for a well-known local musician, and made the logical next career move … Continue reading