Get to Know: Shannon Cason and Matthew Miller

Achoo! That is the sound that Essay Fiesta is making right now as Spring fills  the air, our nostrils and our lungs with an insane amount of pollen. Seriously. Lay off, Mother Nature! In any case, no amount of seasonal allergies are going to slow us down, or our very talented performers, who will be showcasing their goods on April 16 at the Book Cellar. And this month, we’re pleased to welcome back two of our favorite storytellers: Shannon Cason and Matthew Miller.

Shannon CasonShannon is a masterful storyteller who is best known as The Moth’s GRANDSLAM champion of Chicago. He’s also a regular on the storytelling circuit and has read at countless series throughout town. Pretty soon you’ll be able to see him monthly as co-host of Chicago’s first live lit open mic Do Not Submit.

Matthew Miller

Matt is an accomplished director and teacher. His credits include ProfilesTheatre’sGraceland as well as productions by American Theatre CompanyCollaborAction and others. He’s also a member of the Serendipity Theatre Collective and Barrel of Monkeys. He also regularly performs with our pals at 2nd Story.

So come on out, support 826CHI and support your local artists. Also, did we mention it’s FREE? Cause it is.


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