The Exes Show

Thank you everyone who came out to support all the performers at Duly Noted. We raised $125 for Meals on Wheels Chicago!

We’re taking December off, but we’re back for the one-year anniversary show on January 29!

 From left: Dee Fuentes, Zapata, Abby Dryer, Jessica Katz, Charles Schoenherr, Christina Brandon, Molly Schlemmer. Not pictured: Laura Hawbaker and Lindsay Eanet).

From left: Dee Fuentes, Zapata, Abby Dryer, Jessica Katz, Charles Schoenherr, Christina Brandon, Molly Schlemmer. Not pictured: Laura Hawbaker and Lindsay Eanet).

November Show Line-Up

Meet the musician and readers for the November show: EXES.

Zapata kicks off the show at 7:30 on 11/27 at On Tour Brewing (1725 W Hubbard), followed by six readers sharing their true stories about their exes. Donations this month will go to the performers and the Chicago chapter of Meals on Wheels.

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Zapata

An independent artist, Zapata is a Chicano instrumentalist who has self-recorded and produced his first EP, Cookies N Dreams, released in September 2018. Zapata writes and performs a self-described amalgam of lo-fi psychedelic samba, blues, and rock music, often incorporating hip-hop, bossa, and rock influenced drum beats. Cookies N Dreams, contains songs about love ache, being lost, breakups, crossing to a new country, the psychedelic experience, and growing up.

IG/FB: @zapatabeats

 
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Laura Hawbaker

Laura grew up in Chicago. Then she ran away to Prague, Poland, Thailand, Hawaii, and New Orleans. Now she's back.

FB: LauraHawbaker

IG: Laura.Hawbaker

Website: www.LauraHawbaker.com

 

Charles Schoenherr

Charles comes from a family of storytellers and wants to thank all of his friends who have supported him especially those who patiently listen to the same stories over and over.

 
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Abby Dryer

Abby Dryer has been called ‘everybody’s mom’ because she doesn’t need to use words to make you rethink certain life choices, or suddenly get motivated to get off your ass and do the thing. It’s all in the eyes. She’s trying to become the next Dear Abby with her YouTube channel, Ask Abby Dryer, and never runs out of things to say to help people become the best versions of themselves.

 
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Lindsay Eanet

Lindsay Eanet (rhymes with "Senate") can be seen reading around Chicago at shows like OUTSpoken, You’re Being Ridiculous, Story Jam and this one, and next to you at your favorite bar, skipping over all your songs on the jukebox. She has a weakness for reality competition shows and cries an average of four times during every episode of American Ninja Warrior.

IG: @lindsayeanet

 
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Molly Schlemmer

Molly Schlemmer is a writer and artist who has been living in Chicago for five years. Despite her crippling anxiety, she still managed to write two sentences about herself without dying of shame so she's calling that a win.

 
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Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz is a resident of the Edgewater neighborhood, where she works for a community nonprofit. In her spare time she enjoys planning her next storm chasing adventure and volunteering with her dog, Libby, as a certified therapy dog team.

Hope Show!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Hope shop on October 30! $145 were raised to support SocialWorks, a youth empowerment charity based in Chicago.

We are looking for performers for upcoming shows! Checkout guidelines for musicians and storytellers.

 From left: Dee Fuentes, Christina Brandon, Buddy Fambro, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Patrick Curtin, Matthew J. Lipman, JJ Maze, Randy Kim, Stephanie Ruehl, Paul Barile.

From left: Dee Fuentes, Christina Brandon, Buddy Fambro, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Patrick Curtin, Matthew J. Lipman, JJ Maze, Randy Kim, Stephanie Ruehl, Paul Barile.

October Show Line-Up

October 30 at On Tour Brewing! JJ Maze kicks of the show at 7:30, followed up six true stories on the theme HOPE.

The show is FREE but donations are taken. They benefit performers and local charity SocialWorks.

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JJ Maze and Buddy Fambro

Jade J. Maze is a singer, composer, and educator that transplanted from the West Coast to Chicago in 1994. Her voice crosses many genres. Jade’s debut memoir Walk Until Sunrise is described as " A stunning memoir of loss and redemption." It is currently a semifinalist in the BookLife Prize competition and a finalist in the Golden Aster Book World Literary Prize.

Joining Jade is Chicago’s own Buddy Fambro, a guitarist and composer of note. The single “One Flew” off his Cd Purpose receives national airplay. You can hear both Buddy and Jade on their CD Duo.

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Randy Kim

Randy Kim is a queer Southeast Asian-American from the Chicagoland area, born to parents that were former refugees (my dad from Cambodia, and my mom from Vietnam). He currently serves as a board member with the National Cambodian Heritage Museum. Follow him on social media @Randall_Kimball

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Matthew J. Lipman

Matthew J. Lipman is a Chicago based actor – writer – storyteller and philosopher (with a degree to prove the last one). Life is about gathering stories and its meaning can be found in the sharing of them. He is thrilled to be living in a time where people have the courage to question. That which defines us need not pay the bills. Connect with him @LikeAWetCat

 
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Patrick Curtin

Patrick Curtin is a Chicago native that incorporates storytelling as a celebrant for weddings, memorials and other moments in life that should be celebrated. Patrick has shared stories at the Irish American Heritage Center, Steppenwolf, Second City and the Goodman Theater.

 
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Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

Beatriz Badikian-Gartler was born Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the Chicago area for over forty years. Badikian-Gartler holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches at various institutions of higher learning in Chicago. Her second full length collection, Mapmaker Revisited: New and Selected Poems, was published in 1999 from Gladsome Books in Chicago. Her first novel Old Gloves – A 20th Century Saga was published in 2005 by Fractal Edge Press in Chicago.

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Stephanie Ruehl

Stephanie is an artist, cosplayer, and maker of things. She's a huge nerd, and she's at her best when she's learning something new, or creating something with her bare hands.

 
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Paul Barile

Paul Barile is a writer/actor working and playing in Chicago. His debut novel “My Brother’s Hands” (Lexographic Press) is out now. His audio-book “Chasing Happy” (Mint 400 Records) is available wherever fine mp3s are sold. His comic book “The Summit of Justice” will be out February 24, 2018.

His poetry blog is thepoemguy.wordpress.com. In his spare time he writes.

 

The Pleasure Show!

Thank you to everyone who came out to On Tour Brewing and donated money to Healthy Schools Campaign! We raised $112 for them! Checkout www.healthyschoolscampaign.org to learn more about the Chicago-based non-profit — or donate!

 From left: Leigh Yennrick and Travis Cook of Tiny Shoulders, Dee Fuentes, Andrew Rostan, Abby Dryer, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Murphy Row, Sarah Bowden, Megan Grandstaff, Christina Brandon, Phyllis Porche.

From left: Leigh Yennrick and Travis Cook of Tiny Shoulders, Dee Fuentes, Andrew Rostan, Abby Dryer, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Murphy Row, Sarah Bowden, Megan Grandstaff, Christina Brandon, Phyllis Porche.

September Show Line-Up

September 25! Tiny Shoulders kicks off the show with music at 7:30. Then seven true stories on the theme PLEASURE.

The show is FREE; donations are welcome. They go to the performers and, this month, to local non-profit Healthy Schools Campaign.

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Tiny Shoulders

Tiny Shoulders is a folk duo based in Chicago, Il. and consists of Travis Cook (guitar, vocals) and Leigh Yenrick (vocals, percussion). They do not care for pigeons. They have big dreams, but such tiny shoulders.

 
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Sarah Bowden

Sarah Bowden is a teaching artist, whose plays have been produced in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Stockholm. Her work has been developed and presented by the Greenhouse Theatre Center, MPAACT, The Arc Theatre, the Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, the Nylon Fusion Theatre, Monkeyman Productions, Southern Illinois University, and Ohio University.

 
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Murphy Row

Murphy Row is a former stand -up comedian and professional MC who gave up the glorious life of self hate and shallow laughs to pursue a deeper meaning in his art. Murphy is an accomplished story teller and performer who loves to delve into his own history and find beauty and meaning in the ridiculous, painful and even mundane experiences of life. His work can be found as a contributing writer at DrinkersWithWritingProblems.com.

 
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Elizabeth González

By day, Elizabeth works to make the world a more diverse and inclusive place. By night, Elizabeth can be found tearing up the stage with her vintage dance troupe, The Galaxie Girls, or spinning the music to make you move at Bluetopia.

 
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Phyllis Porché

Phyllis Porché is a writer, teacher, and storyteller. She’s from the south side of Chicago and never leaves the house without wearing earrings.

 
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Abby Dryer

Abby is a very opinionated person who wants everyone to be happy. She likes to simplify things that overwhelm other people and help make sense of the craziness of general life. She’s trying to become the next Dear Abby with her YouTube channel, Ask Abby Dryer, and has started talking about how to communicate in a #metoo world.

 
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Megan Grandstaff

Megan Grandstaff is an avid seamstress and knitter who has called Chicago home for ten years. She started writing her stories down after the 2016 election, and she hasn't been able to shut up since.

 
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Andrew Rostan

Before he was thirteen, Andrew Rostan realized he wanted to spend his life telling stories after getting obsessed with books, movies, and LucasArts computer games (Monkey Island Forever!). He learned how to write by honing his craft at Emerson College and put that knowledge to excellent use in his graphic novel An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, which USA Today named one of the best comics of 2011. Andrew moved around the country before putting down roots in Chicago. When not haunting the Music Box Theater, independent bookstores, Scottish pubs, and phone banking for midterm candidates, he is hard at work on several projects, including his first novel. His comic book memoir about his experience as a five-time Jeopardy! champion, Form of a Question will be in stores everywhere on November 20. He will talk about pop culture until you want him to shut up.

August Show Line-Up

August 28! At On Tour Brewing (1725 W Hubbard)! Myles Teague kicks off the show with music at 7:30. Then six storytellers share their own true stories on the theme FAITH! Show is free, but donations go to the storytellers and to Chicago-based non-profit One Million Degrees

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Myles Teague

 

Myles Teague is a Chicago based hip hop poet and producer that aims to make spiritually and socially conscious beats and rhymes. In a time when people are being heavily oppressed for their religion, race, or way of life, it’s important to make the people aware of their God given right to free will! He takes his influence from contemporary artists like MF DOOM and Yasiin Bay (Mos Def) as well as traditional poets like Rumi and John Milton. Peace and blessings!

 
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Ada Cheng

Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller and performing artist. She is also the producer and host of the show Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show, where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell.

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Stephanie Ruehl

Stephanie is an artist, cosplayer, and maker of things. She's a huge nerd, and she's at her best when she's learning something new, or creating something with her bare hands.

 
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John Capaul

John is a new writer, a new storyteller, and a marketing professional at a large, independent, Chicago-based marketing innovation agency.  For almost three years, he was the organizer for Chicago Theater Meetup and board member and fundraiser for Interrobang Theatre Project, where they earned fourteen Jeff nominations and won four awards in the last two years.  John is an enthusiastic and unskilled dancer, loves Irish whiskey, fruit-filled butter-crust pies, and his dogs, Hank and Gabby.

 
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Nicolle Neulist

nicolle neulist lives a few blocks from here.  Most of their brain is taken up with arcane trivia about horses who run around in circles, but occasionally they can string words together about other things.

 
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Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz is a resident of the Edgewater neighborhood, where she works for a community nonprofit. In her spare time she enjoys planning her next storm chasing adventure and volunteering with her dog, Libby, as a certified therapy dog team.

 
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Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo is a retired healthcare exec and long time Chicagoan. His first novel Pastaman is a gritty coming of age story of a troubled young man growing up on Chicago’s south side and his quest for redemption.

July Show Line-Up

The theme is "Reality!" String Figures kicks it off with music at 7:30 on Tuesday, July 31. Then, six true stories by a curated set of readers. 

The show is free, but this month, all donations go to Hope for the Day and the performers. 

AND, Flat & Point will be at On Tour Brewing with BBQ starting at 6!

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String Figures

Chicago jazz punks String Figures make music by and for mentally ill queers. Drawing influence from both jazz and the DIY punk scene, String Figures is equal parts upbeat and dark. String Figures will be on tour across the Midwest August 1-7.

 
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Jade Maze 

Jade J. Maze is a singer, composer, and educator that transplanted from the West Coast to Chicago in 1994. She received the 2016 Clementine Skinner award for her contributions as a singer and educator to the music culture in Chicago. Her debut memoir Walk Until Sunrise is described as "An honest, unflinching, tightly crafted look at the life of a teen runaway--from the inside. A stunning memoir of loss and redemption."--The BookLife Prize

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Lauren Swihart

Lauren is a mom of two young girls, a wife, a bleeding heart, and an entrepreneur lacking follow-through. She loves working with her hands and is desperately trying to pass on her love of building to her toddler who currently just wants to hammer once or twice. Lauren tries to become an expert at everything she does and has figured out that being a good listener, especially when people aren’t expecting her to be, is the best way for her to learn.

 
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Anne Johnsos

Anne Johnsos is a journalist-turned-humorist who wrote a book about the shit her kids said. It's called "POTTY-MOUTHED: Big Thoughts from Little Brains," and it proves that kids are asshats. 

 
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Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh is a software engineer in Chicago. He has a dog who mostly obeys him and a robot phone that's biding its time.

 
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Abby Dryer

Abby Dryer is kind of the coolest person ever. When she’s not solving problems or saving companies, she’s being the dopest purple-haired, petticoat and sparkly-shoes wearing friend that anyone could want. And on top of that she’s a blues dancer, aikido student, knitting prodigy, and master of the “do you REALLY wanna do that” eyebrow.

 
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KellyAnn Corcoran

KellyAnn Corcoran was the founding Artistic Director of Dolphinback Theatre Company and Served as Artistic Director for Center Theater. She has been writing, directing, acting and solo performing in Chicago for over 20 years. Recently she, with Prop Theater produced and performed “Hillary! The Musical”. Her latest solo piece Sink or Swim went up in This year’s Rhinofest. She is currently working on a collection of biographical essays for publication. KellyAnn sits on the board of the social justice Theater Company, Still Point Theatre Collective which is about to turn 30 and, this Fall, will be directing their new touring show on Human Trafficking. She’s the mom of four homeschooled kids from six to 14 and is deeply grateful to Duly Noted for this opportunity and the chance to perform her work somewhere they aren’t allowed to come.