Over the last 6+ years, we have provided the space for over 450 people from every walk of life and experience level to share their true personal stories with packed houses of attentive listeners. Each show is an unpredictable mix of the hilarious and the heartbreaking featuring memorable tales from your friends, neighbors, and fellow Chicagoans.
Come hear what people are saying, then get involved.
Third Wednesday of Every Month
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Avenue
(Doors at 6:00. Please arrive early if you are dining.)
New Voices Telling New Stories
Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling in the cozy back room of one of Chicago's best pubs. Each month, an entirely different lineup of up-and-coming storytellers will share their stories. Hosted by Scott Whitehair.
Our Next Show Will Take Place on
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH,
He is an advocate and speaker about the nature of addiction, recovery and the human condition as a whole. He loves to ride motorcycles and is currently trying earn his pilots license. Also, he is the head of janitorial services at his house and the lead engineer for waste management for his kitchen. In his free time, he does everything possible to make his wife happy and to avoid being yelled at.. he's in charge of a whole crew of ZERO people and loves working with all of them.
Sade Hutchinson is a comedy writer who hails from Chicago. After studying Psychology and Theatre at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, she moved back to Chicago to enroll in the Second City Training Center. There she completed the Sketch Comedy Writing Program, and began to work on sketch shows throughout the city. Her true, yet amusing stories provide a unique perspective on navigating through life as a Queer Black woman. Currently, she is the Content Editor for sex KiKi, which is an educational pop up forum that provides self care resources to femme-identified individuals and trans women of color. In her down time, you can find her day drinking in a Chipotle or crying in the bathroom of that same Chipotle.
Caryn Klein is a mother,grandmother and costume director. She has been telling stories about the adventures she and her family and friends have shared, since she was a teenager,Her audience has been her family and friends. She see the world as a wonderful place and likes to get on the roller coaster of life and enjoy the ride.
Randy Ford moved to Chicago from Tennessee with a 15-year layover in Washington, D.C. In 2016, he launched First Story Strategies, which helps nonprofits tell the story of their work.
Richard’s professional experience is wide-ranging and colorful. It includes being a sailor, an opera singer, a writer, a marketing executive, a web developer and an actor. He is currently MC for two popular Chicago shows: Loose Chicks, and Cafe Cabaret.
Sandy Suminski is a memoir writer and mental health advocate who’s had essays published in The Belleview Literary Review, Ray’s Road Review, and How the Light Gets In, an anthology of parenting with mental illness. She is also an advertising copywriter who’s proudest achievement was writing the line “The Dairy Fairy puts the “yum” in calcium.” She’s currently using her marketing, writing and coaching skills to help artists and entrepreneurs hone their marketing messages. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please connect with her after the show.
Drink and Dine
Mrs. Murphy & Sons generously offers a $10 burger and beer special on show nights. No better way to enjoy stories than with a full stomach and a cold one in your hand.
Tell YOUR Story
Story Lab Chicago is open to anyone wanting to share his or her story, regardless of experience or background. Click here for more details on getting started.
Take a Class
Do you feel like you need a little more guidance and experience before taking the stage? Click here for more details.