Lifeline offers “Sneak Peek” events to our subscribers and donors a few weeks early in the rehearsal process of every Lifeline show. These events are among my most favorite things we do because they give Lifeline staff and artists the opportunity to get to know our biggest fans and supporters. The Sneak Peek event for our Storytelling festival, Fillet of Solo, was another riotous good time.
As usual, the evening began with wine, cheese and mingling, then we did a teaser presentation of sample stories and ended with conversation, building tours, and more snacks and wine! Guest performers included Amanda Rountree (who is developing a one-woman show for the Fest and, by the way, also works in Lifeline’s education department, both on-site and as an artist in residence at our neighboring Chicago public schools), Kris Simmons (from the kates), and Dana Norris, artistic director of Story Club. Festival founder and current co-curator Sharon Evans (Artistic Director of Live Bait) was also in attendance along with storytellers from 2nd Story, The Lifeline Storytelling Project, Sweat Girls, and solo star Tekki Lomnicki — all of whom will be participating in Fillet of Solo. We are so proud to be hosting so many powerhouse Chicago storytelling collectives at this Festival.
Remember that a Fest pass to see the whole kaboodle of shows between Jan 3-20 is only $30!
Storytelling/Live Lit groups that will be part of this Festival will include:
PLUS…solo shows by Tekki Lomnicki, Kim Morris, Amanda Rountree, and Eric D. Warner!