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Heartland Studio
aka Heartland Studio Theater 7016 North Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60626
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Stephen Bastien: A Championship Life
Written and performed by Stephen Bastien
Directed by Mary Beth Liss

Placed in a tuberculosis sanitarium at the age of 11, expelled from Catholic high school and kicked out of his home at 16, Stephen Bastien weaves his stories and original songs with wit, humor and hope.

Saturday, January 10, 4:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 17, 4:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 24, 4:00pm (Heartland)

The BYOB Story Hour
The BYOB Story Hour is an intimate night of storytelling and live music. Once a month, six of Chicago’s best storytellers take the stage to share personal narratives based on that month’s theme. In addition to hearing some incredible stories, you will also get to see a live musical performance by local Chicago musicians. The event is normally BYOB (hence the name) but we are sure it will still be a night of laughter, tears, and music!

Saturday, January 10, 5:30pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 17, 5:30pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 24, 5:30pm (Heartland)

Chicago Slam Works
Chicago Slam Works seeks to advance performance poetry, both in Chicago and around the world through live performances, education and outreach. The Chicago Slam Works’ staff and founding members are pillars of the international poetry slam movement and the organizational force behind dozens of major poetry events all over the world.

Saturday, January 10, 8:30pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 17, 8:30pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 24, 8:30pm (Heartland)

An ensemble of solo performers who write together and perform alone. A little bit of non-fiction, story telling, and performance art with no 4th wall. Everything biographical. enSOLO strives to find universal truth through specificity and brutal honesty.

Friday, January 9, 10:00pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 16, 10:00pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 23, 10:00pm (Heartland)

Chicago’s longest-lasting LGBTQ sketch comedy organization turns 18 years old this year. They’ve performed for massive, enthusiastic, sexy gay & straight audiences in Chicago and around the country.

Friday, January 9, 7:00pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 16, 7:00pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 23, 7:00pm (Heartland)

The God, SEX & Death Variety Hour
Stories, comedy, sketch, games, interviews, music & more… themed in GOD, SEX & DEATH.

Saturday, January 10, 10:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 17, 10:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 24, 10:00pm (Heartland)

The Lifeline Storytelling Project
The Lifeline Storytelling Project produces monthly live music and storytelling events designed to develop and showcase young artists affiliated with Lifeline Theatre.

2015 FoS performers: Katie Adams, Jessica Wright Buha, Tiffany Keane, Alex Kyger, Amanda Link, and Darren Meyers

Friday, January 9, 8:30pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 16, 8:30pm (Heartland)
Friday, January 23, 8:30pm (Heartland)

Kim Morris: The Man in the Yellow Windbreaker
Written and performed by Kim Morris

Three friends unwind the sticky web of redemption, forgiveness, and revenge.

Sunday, January 11, 5:30pm (Heartland)
Sunday, January 18, 5:30pm (Heartland)
Sunday, January 25, 5:30pm (Heartland)

_Five from Rogers Park _
Performances from 5 Rogers Park residents.

Sunday, January 18, 4:00pm (Heartland)

The Seven Deadly Sins Show
The Seven Deadly Sins Show features seven storytellers, readers, and comedians performing pieces along the theme of one of the seven sins: envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, wrath.

Sunday, January 25, 4:00pm (Heartland)

The Stoop
The Stoop is an off book (no notes/reading) storytelling show. Featured storytellers are given a theme. They take that theme and share a 7-10 minute story related to that theme. Hosted by Moth GrandSLAM champion Lily Be and Badass Clarence Browley.

Saturday, January 10, 7:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 17, 7:00pm (Heartland)
Saturday, January 24, 7:00pm (Heartland)

Written and performed by the residents of Chicago’s Clair House, in the Lawndale community
Directed by Sharon Evans

Lawndale is more than its crime stats; in the 40’s it was a destination for many young African-Americans headed north from the south. Senior stories include: a young man’s escape from Jim Crow Mississippi and a female barber and the day activist Medgar Evers strolled in for hair cut. A vibrant, politically engaged and nostalgic (but never sentimental) evening of stories. Writing generated as part of Goodman Theater’s GENarration writing program.

Sunday, January 11, 4:00pm (Heartland)

About the Ticket Supplier: Lifeline Theatre

Lifeline Theatre and its artistic ensemble of writers, directors, designers and performers collaboratively develop literary adaptations and original theater. Lifeline’s innovative artistic and education programs for adults, children and families bring engaging and reflective stories to life.