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LIFELINE THEATRE PRESENTS THE 16TH ANNUAL FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL, JANUARY 3–20, 2013

Lifeline Partners With Eight Chicago Storytelling Collectives In Celebration Of The Form. Featuring Northwestern Alum Ann B. Purky in storytelling group "Tellin' Tales Theatre"

Featuring Northwestern Alum Ann B. Purky in storytelling group "Tellin' Tales Theatre"

CHICAGO - Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 3–20, 2013. As part of its 30th Anniversary season, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to partner with a host of local performance groups in a vibrant celebration of Chicago’s long-lived storytelling and Live Lit scene. The solo performance and storytelling festival will feature the work of:

A collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. 2nd Story hosts events that fuse page, stage, and sound to deliver a unique, live, literary/ theatrical experience.

An ensemble of solo performers, individually written and performed. Ensemble supported. Brutal honesty at their own expense.

A theatre ensemble that specializes in creating sketch-comedy revues based on gay/lesbian themes. Since starting as a lesbigay focused workshop at the Second City Training Center in 1996, they’ve performed for massive, enthusiastic, sexy gay audiences in Chicago and around the country.

An all-female comedy group that encompasses the distinct voices of up and coming Chicago performers. The kates provide an intimate night of comedy with pieces ranging from darkly amusing musical numbers, the awkward art of clowning, absurd solo performances, and uproarious stand up comedy.

Asian. American. Comedy. Based in Chicago and one of the nation’s premier Asian-American sketch comedy troupes. Having worked with The Second City and iO, Stir Friday Night has become a fixture in Chicago’s illustrious comedy scene.

Story Club is like Fight Club, only they tell stories instead of punching each other and everyone talks about it. Story Club mixes the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theatre.

The Sweat Girls speak with honesty, authenticity and humor about the human condition as they’ve experienced it. They have been writing and performing storytelling shows in Chicago for the past 20 years.

2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. The audience picks a winner. Write Club is bare knuckled lit. Write Club is literature as blood sport. Write Club does good without being annoying about it. Write Club features a rotating lineup of Chicago’s most audacious and fearsome writer/performers.

  • Plus: Amanda Rountree, Eric Warner, and additional solo performers TBA.

The 2013 Fillet of Solo festival will perform January 3-20, 2013, in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. and Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. (Free parking and shuttle; see below). Performance times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for regular single tickets, and $30 for a Festival Pass (allows admission to any performance January 3–20, 2013). Tickets may be purchased through the Lifeline Theatre Box Office at 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Updated scheduling, show titles, exact performer rosters, and additional acts will be announced at www.lifelinetheatre.com.

WEEK ONE (January 3-6):                      

Thursday, January 3

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   TBA
8:30 p.m.   GayCo

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30 p.m.   Amanda Rountree

Friday, January 4

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   2nd Story
8:30 p.m.   Stir Friday Night

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   TBA
8:30 p.m.   the kates 

Saturday, January 5

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Story Club
8:30 p.m.   Write Club

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   EnSolo
8:30 p.m.   Eric Warner

Sunday, January 6

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   Sweat Girls

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   TBA

 

WEEK TWO (January 10-13):

Thursday, January 10

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   TBA
8:30 p.m.   GayCo

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   the kates
8:30 p.m.   Eric Warner

 

Friday, January 11

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   2nd Story
8:30 p.m.   Stir Friday Night

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   EnSolo
8:30 p.m.   TBA

Saturday, January 12

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Story Club
8:30 p.m.   Write Club

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30 p.m.   Amanda Rountree

 

Sunday, January 12

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   Sweat Girls

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   TBA

 

WEEK THREE (January 17-20):

Thursday, January 17

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   TBA
8:30 p.m.   Write Club

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   EnSolo
8:30 p.m.   TBA

 

Friday, January 18

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   2nd Story
8:30 p.m.   Stir Friday Night

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   TBA
8:30 p.m.   Eric Warner

 

Saturday, January 19

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Story Club
8:30 p.m.   GayCo

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
7:00 p.m.   Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30 p.m.   the kates

 

Sunday, January 20

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   Sweat Girls

Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
4:00 p.m.   Amanda Rountree

Lifeline Theatre presents the 16th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 3-20, 2013. Performance times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Performances are at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. and Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. (Free parking and shuttle; see below). Ticket prices are $10 for regular single tickets, and $30 for a Festival Pass (allows admission to any performance January 3–20, 2013). Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.

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. Lifeline Theatre and Heartland Studio Theatre are CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop/busses).

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Now in its 30th season, Lifeline Theatre specializes in original literary adaptations. Its ensemble of artists uses imaginative, unconventional staging to portray sprawling stories in an intimate space. Lifeline is committed to promoting the arts in its Rogers Park neighborhood and is an anchor of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.  We aspire to create art that is relevant to our culturally diverse, increasingly youthful neighborhood.  Lifeline Theatre – Big Stories, Up Close.

Lifeline Theatre’s programs are partially supported by Alphawood Foundation;  Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Common Cup; Corn Products International; FGMK LLC; Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; The Grover Hermann Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; Netrix LLC; The Pauls Foundation; The Polk Bros. Foundation; S&C Foundation; Sudler Property Management; The Woman’s Club of Evanston; and the annual support of businesses and individuals.

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