People are People: Stories of Our Shared Humanity

Steppenwolf’s LookOut series hosts us for ONE NIGHT ONLY in the 1700 Theatre. Grab an espresso or a cocktail (or both!) at Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks and head into the theater for a night of stories!

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The Storytellers

Darren Meyers

Darren Meyers is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. Meyers studied at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he earned a B. F. A. in Theatre Performance. Meyers has worked with a number of theatres around town. Meyers believes that reading, writing, hearing, and telling stories is vital to the human existence.

McKenzie Chinn

McKenzie is a writer and actor in Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Rogue Agent Journal and Voicemail Poems, and she has performed her work at Constellation Chicago, with the city’s long-running curated show-case Salonathon, and with The Inconvenience’s The Fly Honey Show. A Leonore Annenberg Artist Fellow, she wrote, produced, and appears in the independent feature film Olympia, currently in post-production. She lives in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and sings hip-hop to her cat Wifi who listens indifferently.

Rebecca Anderson

Rev. Rebecca Anderson is a pastor at Glencoe Union Church, where her gig includes preaching, singing, hanging out with teenagers, delivering vegetables, and many coffee dates.   She's also been a stand-up comic, an ox-drover, a nanny, and run an afterschool program.  She moved to Chicago to get a Masters of Divinity at the University of Chicago and has a BA in playwrighting from Hampshire College.  Rebecca does her best sermon- and story - prep (very closely related) while biking or running along the lake, and while gardening.  She thinks we make our truths by telling our stories, so is thrilled to have stumbled into 2nd Story and to get to be a part of it. 

Tyler Greene

Tyler Greene produces live events for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5FM & Vocalo 91.1FM), serves as the Assistant House Manager for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and runs the StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMs in Chicago for The Moth. He also hosts his own podcast Performance Anixety, which features "stories and conversations from the head and the heart." In what spare time he has left, Tyler tells stories on stages around the city, cooks for his husband, fancies adventure video games (Sierra, anyone?!) and collects self-help books.

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