Tagged with Howard Brown

Get To Know: Matt Miller

Some people look forward to the weekend. We here at Essay Fiesta look forward to Mondays. That’s when we’ll be filling the Book Cellar with some truly amazing true stories by some truly amazing talent. And our final reader to highlight is Matt Miller. Matt is an accomplished director and teacher. His credits include Profiles … Continue reading

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Get To Know: Monte LaMonte

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Grab a pen and mark your calendar for Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. That’s when Essay Fiesta makes its triumphant 2011 debut! (Can you believe you haven’t seen Essay Fiesta since 2010?) To kick off the new year, we have a slew of new readers. One of these talented performers is … Continue reading

Get To Know Cameron Esposito

Who doesn’t know Cameron Esposito? She’s one of the most popular stand-up comics in all of Chicago. Her musing on everything from penguins to international flights have left many an audience in stitches (purely in a figurative sense unless she has a violent streak we don’t know about). Cameron’s appearances at Essay Fiesta have been … Continue reading

Get To Know Mary Wagner

The Chicago Story Collective’s inaugural show “Holidays Are Hell” was a huge success! Thank you all for coming out and supporting Howard Brown Health Center. In all, we raised $800! You should be proud of yourselves. In one week, we’ll be having the last Essay Fiesta of the year. And to kick off the end … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta’s Lessons On Life

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! Tomorrow is the big Chicago Story Collective spectacular “Holidays Are Hell.” It is going to be the most amazing Christmas holiday reading charity show you will ever see! If you’re still on the fence, let us try to convince you to come and celebrate at 10 p.m at Town Hall Pub: … Continue reading

The Power Of 25

Howard Brown Health Center has just announced an exciting new fundraising opportunity called the Power of 25! The organization, which provides healthcare to thousands in the GLBT community, received a donation from an anonymous benefactor who will match all $5 donations with a $25 donation. That means your $5 is automatically transformed into $30. That’s … Continue reading

Reading Shows Galore!

December is not just the holiday season, tis the season of readings! Essay Fiesta is producing two amazing shows this month that are not to be missed! This Friday Alyson and Keith will be reading some truly horrific holiday tales in “Holidays Are Hell.” The show is produced by the Chicago Story Collective, a superhero … Continue reading

Share Your Howard Brown Story

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! As you know, Howard Brown, the community health center that we support, is in a funding crisis. This crucial GLBT organization is in vital need of your help. If you have the money, please consider making a monetary contribution. If you don’t, consider giving your time by volunteering. Another way you … Continue reading

“Holidays Are Hell” at Town Hall on Dec. 10

BIG NEWS EVERYBODY! Essay Fiesta has teamed up with three other Chicago reading series to create the Chicago Story Collective. For the collective’s inaugural project, we are producing a MEGA storytelling show that will put all other storytelling shows to shame. TO SHAME! “Holidays Are Hell” will feature six of Chicago’s top storytellers sharing tales … Continue reading