Meet our readers: Emmy Bean

Have you seen Emmy Bean perform? It’s pretty awesome. Here’s some stuff you might not know about her: Emmy Bean is a theater artist and musician living in Chicago. Recent performance work includes: Jenny Magnus’ The Lucky Ones at Rhino Fest 2014, The Carter Family Family Show with the Neo-Futurists, Caught: The Woods with the Fifth House Ensemble, Wake: a Folk Opera with the Whiskey … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Megan Stielstra

Our next reader is pretty much Chicago literary royalty, so if you haven’t seen her perform yet, or even if you have, you should come to the show on Sunday. Megan Stielstra’s essay collection, Once I Was Cool, is forthcoming in May. Her work is included or forthcoming in The Best American Essays, The Rumpus, … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Ira S. Murfin

We are so geeked to have Ira Murfin reading with us on Sunday. Here’s some cool stuff you probably didn’t know about him: Ira S. Murfin is a writer and theatre artist from Chicago. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama at Northwestern University. His dissertation examines talk-based … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Dwight L. Wilson

Are you ready for this? The former dean of students at my high school is crossing state lines to read at my show! I’d better be on my best behavior. Dwight L. Wilson is a retired educator who spent 41 years as a school professional. In addition to writing historical novels, he has published both … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Tess Lennon-Dorn

You guys!!!! Our next show is this Sunday, and we have five, count ‘em FIVE readers! They’re a prolific group, so prepare yourselves, this is going to be some hard core literature.  Kicking off our April lineup is Tess Lennon-Dorn. Tess was born and raised in Chicago. She attended the Chicago Waldorf School’s Early Childhood … Continue reading

Meet our readers: David Kodeski

Rounding out our all-star March lineup is David Kodeski. He is the creator of David Kodeski’s True Life Tales, an ongoing series of critically-acclaimed solo performances which include Doris (1996), Niagara! (you should have been Yosemite) (1997), Another Lousy Day (1999), The Sycamore Story (2001), I Can’t Explain the Beauty (2002), and And Some Can Remember … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Edward Thomas-Herrera

In addition to being tons of fun to watch in a performance, Edward Thomas-Herrera has a name that lends itself to all kinds of wonderful iterations: Edward Thomas-Hilarious, Edward Tremendously-Handsome, and Edward Theater-Ham, to name a few. Edward Thomas-Herrera is an actor, playwright, director, performer, and Pisces from the Lone Star State. He has authored … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Diana Slickman

I first had the pleasure of seeing our next reader at a 2011 performance of There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, and she blew me away. I’m so geeked to have her reading at That’s All She Wrote. Diana Slickman has been a writer, performer, producer, director, and administrator in Chicago theater for nearly … Continue reading

Meet our readers: James Finn Garner

Our next show happens to fall on the day we all spring our clocks forward one hour, which is always the absolute worst, but we’re here to ease the pain of losing an hour’s sleep with a kick-ass lineup on March 9th. Everybody: meet James Finn Garner. James Finn Garner is the author of several … Continue reading