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.