Old School/New School, Featuring Susan O'Halloran and Nestor Gomez
Storytelling has recently become a phenomenon in Chicago, with dozens of shows happening monthly in bars, theaters, and book stores. However, the city is also home to legendary tellers who have shaped the national scene through decades of working at their craft.
With Old School/New School, we bring these generations together to explore their common ground through a unique, one-night only duet of life experience and interconnected personal stories.
In March, we are thrilled to present Susan O'Halloran and Nestor Gomez.
Susan O'Halloran has been telling her stories for 30+ years, and has been featured at the national festival, on ABC's Nightline, and at Steppenwolf Theater.
Nestor Gomez is a five-time Chicago Moth slam winner and Grand Slam Champion.
Doors open at 7pm, with an 8pm start time. Show runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission. Seating is general admission. Full bar is open all evening, and dining is available before and after the performance.
Presented by the producer of This Much Is True, Story Lab Chicago, and Do Not Submit.
All sales final.
Susan O'Halloran has been a story artist since the 1970s and has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. About her storytelling skills, The Chicago Reader's Critic Choice said, "O'Halloran has mastered the Irish art of telling stories that are funny and heart-wrenching at the same time." Within her own storytelling profession, she has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and the International Storytelling Center Residency Program and received the 2006 Leadership and Service Award and the 2011 Circle of Excellence Award. Sue is producer of the Facebook online storytelling festival, StoriesConnectUsAll (formerly the JustStories Festival), which features professionals and everyday people sharing stories of cultural healing and understanding. She is producer of award-winning, multi-cultural television shows, performances and films including Black, White and Brown: Tribes & Bridges at the Steppenwolf Theatre and More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans Christian, Jewish and Muslim. Sue lives in Evanston, IL and can be found at: www.susanohalloran.com.
Nestor Gomez, a born Guatemalan and twenty five year resident of Chicago, is a fixture on the storytelling circuit. He has won the Moth StorySLAM five times, has been selected as the favorite storyteller at both Story Club and Here, Chicago, and most recently has been made champion of the Moth GrandSLAM. Nestor is also the host of Do Not Submit Pilsen.
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (View)
3905 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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