Scott Whitehair is the producer of Chicago storytelling shows This Much Is True, and Story Lab Chicago, and director of Do Not Submit, a citywide network of neighborhood-based open mic storytelling nights designed to build community.
Jill Howe produces and hosts Story Sessions, a storytelling event at the City Winery in Chicago.
Risa McDonell may be the only mom in America who sent her 4-year-old to preschool with a Budweiser can hanging around his neck…but that’s another story.
Tiffani Desrosiers is an animated improviser and comedian from Warrenville who has been performing all over Chicago and the suburbs for the last seven years.
Diane Kastiel is the host of First Person Live, and a writer and storyteller from Chicago. She’s a three-time Moth StorySLAM winner whose work has been featured on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour, its podcast, and at live events for NPR’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ.
Gabriel Sheridan is a public school teacher in Chicago. She is used to speaking to groups of 6- and 7-year-olds, but does her best to entertain a crowd of adults from time to time with her storytelling.
David Barish has been telling stories ever since his parents came home when he was a just wee lad, looked around, and said, "What happened here?" And he’s been listening to stories for years in his daytime gig as an attorney representing injured workers.
Susan Cramm has been a regular competitor in The Moth StorySLAMs around Chicago for the past two years, winning with stories on the themes “Courage” and “Fathers.”
Emily Schleiger is a contributing writer to "The Second City Network.” Her comedy writing can also be found on "McSweeney's Internet Tendency," “Reductress," and much more.