2nd Story performs 3-4 events per month all over the fine city of Chicago (and beyond!) Though the format of the performance will vary from venue to venue (sometimes we do three stories, sometimes four, or five, or two; sometimes we have live music, sometimes we work with a DJ or sound designer), the timbre is always the same. Since our goal is to get people talking and telling their own stories, there’s always space and time for our audience to connect to each other. Click on the left menu bar to see all our upcoming shows. Our very next performance is listed below.

Our Next Performance

Forging Ahead: Stories of Striving for Change

Doors at 6:30pm; stories at 7:30pm.

Talking politics is tricky. There’s the big “P” Politics: the operation of a government and its defined institutions and procedures.  Then there’s little “p” politics: how our daily lives are constructed, how individual people or groups have influence or power over each other. In light of the upcoming election, we ask ourselves: how does the political world play out in our everyday lives? In moments of decisions, we see what we stand for, and what we will stand up for. Join us for an evening of stories exploring how people make decisions as they strive to be better (and do better) for themselves and the world.

Curated by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke. Directed by Thrisa Hodits. Sound Design by Ben Zeman.

$20 online or at the door.

In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feetickets at the door (you can pay $1 or $1,000, whatever feels right to you). Same show, same seating, same experience. Never let the ticket price stop you from seeing a show! Read more about this initiative to eliminate real and perceived financial barriers here.

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