Meet our Readers: Jennifer Peepas

Are you kidding me?!?! Returning favorite and all around awesome lady Jennifer Peepas is reading with us on Sunday! Jennifer Peepas teaches screenwriting and film and video production at Columbia College Chicago. She read at the very first Story Club back when it was just a few audience members and the guy who got visible … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Stassen

As promised, we have an embarrassment of Erics this month. Meet Eric Stassen, henceforth know as Eric 2 of That’s All She Wrote, April – The Two Erics Show, alternative title: All My Erics. Eric Stassen is a musician whose experiences range from conducting Brahms with a professional European orchestra to laying down the groove … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Kenron

We have an unprecedented number of Erics reading with us this month, and there are so many different ways we could have gone with naming this show: A Tale of Two Erics; It’s Raining Erics; and The Eric Show, to name a few. Ultimately we went with the admittedly ordinary sounding That’s All She Wrote, … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Julie Marchiano

We’re getting ready for our April show and are pleased as punch to have Julie Marchiano in the lineup! Julie Marchiano is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and improviser currently traveling the country with The Second City Touring Company. When she’s in town, you can find her performing in the ensemble of Improv All-Stars at UP … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Shay DeGrandis

Shay DeGrandis is the bizzomb. She produces and hosts the Chicago edition of Mortified, a comedy show of “personal redemption through public humiliation.” Helping performers bring to light their most awkward adolescent writing, she persuades them to get over their own self-censorship and share their shame with strangers. She thinks it’s good to expose yourself. … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Lily Be

If you’ve never seen Lily tell a story, well – my friend, you are seriously missing out. Lily Be is a momma, a nanny, a friend, and a storyteller. She’s a wise Mexican badass from Humboldt Park with a straight from the hip style of storytelling that has made her stand out in the storytelling … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: MT Cozzola

We are thrilled to have one of our favorite babes in the lineup after a lengthy absence – everyone, meet MT Cozzola! MT Cozzola is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. If you’re interested in labor history or magical realism, check out her upcoming projects at a benefit for the new Mother Jones Museum and … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Archy Arch J

Our next show is happening this Sunday, which happens fall on the Ides of March, -the day that Julius Caesar was murdered AND the name of a Chicago area band that recorded exactly one hit: Vehicle. It’s a day when anything can happen, ANYTHING! Celebrate the recent thaw and the coming of spring with our … Continue reading

Photos from the February show

Photos from the February show

We asked for volunteer photographers, and Meg Gustafson stepped forward, camera in hand. Thanks Meg! Interested in photographing our next show on March 15? Let us know – email us at        

Meet our Readers: Claire Zulkey

We are totally geeked to have Claire Zulkey reading with us for the first time! Claire Zulkey is the longtime editor of and the producer of Funny Ha-Ha, the literary humor reading series that returns to the Hideout Friday, March 27. She is the author of the acclaimed Young Adult novel An Off Year … Continue reading