Story Luck is a 501c3. Our main shows are at Stage773.
Our mission: to bring together Chicago’s various creative communities, to connect with one another, to foster the art of telling and listening, to provide a platform of support for the work of known and developing storytellers, monologists, and solo performers.
We listen to stories, tell stories, and create stories.
We strive to make every event one worth telling about.
Everything we publish is done so with an open license.
Our main shows are A Month Of, Journey to the End of the Night, and Story Luck.
It is with great love for this city--which continues to be a heart and home for some of the most important cultural movements and artists of our century: musical, theatrical, literary, political, educational, architectural, comedic, scientific, philosophical, etcetera--that we wish to offer Chicago’s thinkers and creators a place to overlap, listen to, and be inspired by one another. We are interested in embodied storytelling as a form and as a medium for exchange.
In that spirit, we began these events with open story-swaps and continue to warmly welcome spontaneous, anyone-can-do-it style sharing. Now we feature the work of five invited tellers and ask for five stories from the audience. We also ask that the audience participate by awarding points to the open swappers. These points select one of the next featured tellers. To find four more features we search all of humanity’s various disciplines because life is an open swap and good stories come from everywhere. Along with our walk-up tellers our features share their stories generously with a group of supportive, delighted listeners.
Story Luck is the coming together of disparate communities to highlight that we all have stories worth listening to. As such it can only exist if we invite everyone. Come - take part, because this entertainment is interactive. In the tradition of good story-swaps our evenings are potlucks, and all are invited to bring a dish to share. (Of course if everyone came with food we’d have way too much, so the only thing anyone is obliged to bring is an appetite and an ear for active listening.)
Anyone who wishes to contribute or donate in anyway is encouraged to contact us by email. We host many free events through out the year, and we are not-for-profit. Our monthly potluck is $5.00 or free with a shared dish. Here’s the Story is simply a reason to come together and make learning wonderful, online and off.