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Announcing our 2017/18 Season 

Hello Story Lovers!

Nine months ago, we were in the initial stages of planning our 2017/18 season when the election happened. Since then, we have been in constant conversation about how to NOT continue our work as "business as usual." 

In early December, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published an article in The New Yorker called Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About. In it, she admonishes us that Now Is the Time to do a lot of things: to step up where we see hatred and bigotry, to name things for what they are, to look our history in the face. The list goes on.

We have held this in our hearts as we have built this new season. This September, we are proud to announce our biggest season ever: more stories from more tellers in more places. We're launching a new stream of programming, After Dark, bringing back an old favorite, Stories & Chefs, and we are hosting our first ever Story Soirée! We are also continuing our monthly programming stream Stories at the Pub in Rogers Park and will be producing 2nd Story on the Stage in venues across Chicago.

And that's just the performances! We will also be reviving our podcast and our education programming, increasing our commitment to removing financial barriers to participation in our programs, and much much more. 

We hope you'll join us.

Warmly,

Amanda Delheimer                  
Artistic Director


STORIES & CHEFS: AN EVENING Of storytelling at FOUND

October 8, 2017
Doors @ 6:00pm
STories @ 6:30pm

FOUND KITCHEN & SOCIAL HOUSE
1631 CHICAGO AVE
EVANSTON, IL

Curated by Amanda Delheimer
Sound Design by Billy Eline
Produced by Ali Drumm and Max Spitz

FEATURING STORIES BY:

Adrienne Gunn

Adrienne Gunn

Kim Hunt

Kim Hunt

Vince Pagan

Vince Pagan

Sarah Zematis

Sarah Zematis


Micro/Macro: Stories of Self and Establishment

OCTOBER 13, 14, AND 15, 2017
DOORS @ 7:00PM
STORIES @ 7:30PM

THE TEAL ROOM AT PUB 626
1406 W MORSE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60626

On a good day, we know who we are, what we want, and where we’re going in life. But what happens when institutions and unseen forces challenge us to question our ideas, our motivations, even our identities? Whether the Church, the School, the Law or even our own desires, sometimes institutions feel larger than us, and can threaten to knock us around, knock us down, or knock us out. These four stories explore the challenge between the self and the institution, and the good, bad, remarkable and memorable that happens when we meet forces that are larger than us.

Curated by Jessica Young
Directed by Thrisa Hodits
Produced by Max Spitz
Sound Design by Shain Longbehn

FEATURING STORIES BY:

LaTanya Lane

LaTanya Lane

Sahar Mustafah

Sahar Mustafah

Allison Sokolowski

Allison Sokolowski

William Wetmore

William Wetmore


 
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
THE FLOWER FIRM, 451 N. WOOD ST.

For nearly two decades, 2nd Story has been producing life-changing stories across Chicago. Join us as we celebrate with an evening of decadent appetizers, drinks, dancing, and of course, story.