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

In My Own Skin: Stories of the Body

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

Our bodies will betray us. We will get older. We will be forced to use our bodies in ways we never thought possible. We will grapple with how to exist in the skin we’ve been given. Hear four expert storytellers explore their relationships to themselves, to the outside world, and to the never-ending process of growth that time thrusts upon us.


Madeline Bourdenko will be performing Friday, June 10 and Sunday, June 12; and Julie Ganey will be performing on Saturday June, 11


Curated by Nick Ward. Directed by Jess Kadish.

$20 online or at the door. In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feel tickets 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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