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The 16th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
January 3-20, 2013

As part of its 30th Anniversary season of Big Stories, Up Close, 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 2013 solo performance and storytelling festival will feature the work of:

 2nd Story
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.

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

 GayCo
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.

 the kates
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.

 The Lifeline Storytelling Project
The Lifeline Storytelling Project is an incubation program for young professional writers and performers led by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

 Stir Friday Night
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
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.

 Sweat Girls
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.

 Write Club
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.

DATES & TIMES
Performance times (January 3-20) are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm; and Sundays at 4pm (see the complete Schedule and list of Shows below).

LOCATIONS
Performances are at Lifeline Theatre and Heartland Studio Theatre (free parking and shuttle available; see Performance Venues below for more details).

TICKETS
Tickets are only $10 for each performance, and Festival Passes are available for only $30, which allow admission to any number of performances through August 6. Tickets may be purchased from the Lifeline Theatre box office (773.761.4477) or online.

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PERFORMANCE VENUES

Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Avenue

Heartland Studio Theatre
7016 N. Glenwood Avenue

Both venues are located in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, steps from the Morse Red Line CTA stop. 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.

For all performances, call the Lifeline Theatre box office for tickets (773.761.4477) or click here.

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

WEEK ONE: January 3-6
Thursday, January 3
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — TBA
8:30pm — GayCo
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30pm — Amanda Rountree
Friday, January 4
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — 2nd Story
8:30pm — Stir Friday Night
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — TBA
8:30pm — the kates
Saturday, January 5
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — Story Club
8:30pm — Write Club
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — EnSolo
8:30pm — Eric Warner
Sunday, January 6
Lifeline Theatre
4:00pm — Sweat Girls
Heartland Studio Theatre
4:00pm — TBA

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WEEK TWO: January 10-13
Thursday, January 10
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — TBA
8:30pm — GayCo
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — the kates
8:30pm — Eric Warner
Friday, January 11
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — 2nd Story
8:30pm — Stir Friday Night
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — EnSolo
8:30pm — TBA
Saturday, January 12
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — Story Club
8:30pm — Write Club
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30pm — Amanda Rountree
Sunday, January 13
Lifeline Theatre
4:00pm — Sweat Girls
Heartland Studio Theatre
4:00pm — TBA

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WEEK THREE: January 17-20
Thursday, January 17
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — TBA
8:30pm — Write Club
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — EnSolo
8:30pm — TBA
Friday, January 18
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — 2nd Story
8:30pm — Stir Friday Night
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — TBA
8:30pm — Eric Warner
Saturday, January 19
Lifeline Theatre
7:00pm — Story Club
8:30pm — GayCo
Heartland Studio Theatre
7:00pm — Lifeline Storytelling Project
8:30pm — the kates
Sunday, January 20
Lifeline Theatre
4:00pm — Sweat Girls
Heartland Studio Theatre
4:00pm — Amanda Rountree

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SHOWS

Show descriptions coming soon!

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PERFORMERS’ BIOGRAPHIES

Performer bios coming soon!

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