Fillet of Solo Festival Information

Lifeline Theatre (Fillet of Solo Festival)

Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline Theatre and Live Bait Theater are thrilled to bring 14 storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories.Top | Kick-Off Event | Venues | Schedule | Performers | History | Trailer

The 2016 solo performance and storytelling festival features the work of:

Plus: solo performances by Anu Bhatt, Jasmin Cardenas, Minita Gandhi, Nicole Hollander, June Huitt, David Kodeski, Kim Morris, Cathy Schenkelberg, and Betsy Vandercook.

Performance times are Fridays at 7:00 and 8:30pm; Saturdays at 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, 8:30, and 10:00pm; andSundays at 4:00 and 5:30 (plus 7:00pm on January 17 & 24). See the complete Schedule below.

Unless otherwise noted, each performance runs approximately 60 minutes in length.

Performances are at Lifeline Theatre (January 15-31) and Heartland Studio Theatre (January 15-24). Free parking and shuttle available: see Performance Venues below for more details.

Tickets are $10 for each performance, and Festival Passes are available for only $50, which allow admission to any number of performances. Tickets may be purchased from the Lifeline Theatre box office (773.761.4477) or online.

Buy Festival Passes here!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
7:00 p.m
Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Avenue

Live Lit (n): A fast-growing genre of live performance that involves a microphone, a story and an audience, typically performed in a bar or bookstore.

Chicago’s Live Lit scene is a rapidly-growing community of people who gather to tell and listen to stories. While storytelling as an art form dates back to ancient times, the current evolution of the form has recently exploded in popularity. On any given night in Chicago, you can find a place to listen to stories as an audience member or to test out your work as a writer-performer.

At the Fillet of Solo Kick-Off Night, join host Don Hall for an evening of performance and conversation with numerous storytellers participating in Fillet of Solo, including Minita Gandhi, Julie Ganey, Nestor Gomez, Tyler Greene, David Kodeski, Jeremy Owens, and Amy Sumpter. Learn about the form, the history of the Fillet of Solo Festival, and details on Chicago’s many storytelling nights from the people who make them happen, and hear stories of different styles interspersed throughout.

Discounted Passes: Fillet of Solo Festival Passes will be offered at a special discounted rate of only $25 at the event (regularly $50).

Admission is free, no reservations required. Contact the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477 for more information.

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Lifeline Theatre (January 15-31)
6912 N. Glenwood Avenue

Heartland Studio Theatre (January 15-24)
7016 N. Glenwood Avenue

Both venues are located in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, steps from the Morse Red Line CTA stop. Free parking is available at the designated lot west of the theatres (NE corner of Morse and Ravenswood) with free shuttle service before and after the shows. Street parking is also available.

For all performances, call the Lifeline Theatre box office for tickets (773.761.4477) or click here.

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WEEK ONE: January 15-17
Friday, January 15
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — the kates
8:30pm — Friday Night Sampler
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — Minita Gandhi
8:30pm — The LIVINGroom
Saturday, January 16
Lifeline Theatre
4:00pm — Cathy Schenkelberg
5:30pm — The Stoop
7:00pm — Story Sessions
8:30pm — Story Club
10:00pm — You’re Being Ridiculous
Heartland Studio Theatre
4:00pm — Anu Bhatt
5:30pm — Kim Morris
7:00pm — OUTspoken!
8:30pm — Lifeline Storytelling Project
10:00pm — BYOB Story Hour
Sunday, January 17
Lifeline Theatre
4:00pm — Tellin’ Tales Theatre with Tekki Lomnicki
5:30pm — Sweat Girls
7:00pm — David Kodeski
Heartland Studio Theatre
4:00pm — GeNarrations
5:30pm — The Lyrical Sublime with Reggie Eldridge
7:00pm — Stir-Friday Night!

Information provided by Lifeline Theatre