Upcoming Shows

Below you’ll find the listings for all the performances we have currently scheduled. New performances pop up all the time, though, so keep checking back!

Next to each event you’ll see a little icon. We have a number of different series that we do; each series involves the same 2nd Story style of storytelling you love, but incorporates a different partner element. At our Stories at the Pub series, you can opt to enjoy a craft beer with a perfectly crafted story at The Teal Room at Pub 626. At our Big Venue Shows, we often partner with a band or single musician to sculpt the evening’s performances. At our Stories & Chefs events, we give a stellar chef four stories and they craft four courses inspired by those stories, and the audience gets to experience it all!

Betwixt, Between, and Beyond: Stories of Becoming

Guess what? You are not the same person at 17 as you are at 72. Over our lifespan, we literally go through dozens of internal and external metamorphoses. Who we are today is not who we are forever. Join us for a night of stories that explore the fluidity of identities and the ways we continue becoming ourselves throughout our lives.

Curated by Aimy Tien and Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Directed by Lexi Saunders. Sound Design by Billy Eline.

This event is FREE and open to ALL. Require accommodations? Call 312-413-8619 or email lgbtqa@uic.edu.

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What You Don't See: Stories of Illumination and Impulse

Doors at 7:00pm; stories at 7:30pm.

What are the secrets we know to be true yet seem just shy of self-evident? What are the perspectives we don’t share? What are the stories we don’t tell? Join 2nd Story for an evening in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Together we can shine a light on the many facets of this complex issue with stories of what it means to be a survivor, a parent, an ally–and how we can all find a path to healing.

For the second year in a row, 2nd Story will be at The Teal Room at Pub 626 in Rogers Park for one full weekend every month. Tickets available online or at the door. See you there!

Curated by Aimy Tien. Directed by Lexi Saunders. 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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Annual Fundraiser: Celebrating 18 Years of Story!

Doors open at 6:00pm || Program begins at 6:30pm

Celebrating its 18th season, 2nd Story has spent nearly two decades crafting performances, storytelling events, and educational opportunities in Chicago that create and foster meaningful connections between individuals and communities.

At our core, we believe that stories are what bind us together. We believe that sharing stories has the power to change the world. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to have those spaces where we can share and deeply listen to each other’s stories.

Join us for a night of original stories, live music, craft beer, and more!

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2017.

General Admission tickets are $75 and include all you can sip Revolution Brewing Craft Beer, delicious appetizers, and access to our highly anticipated silent auction. As a token of our appreciation, we will also be sending you home with an exclusive 2nd Story Swag Bag at the end of the night.

2nd Story Super Fan tickets are $125. In addition to the above, you will receive reserved seating at the event and recognition in the program. As a token of our appreciation, we will also be sending you home with your very own craft beer package complete with Revolution Brewing beer and pint glasses.

Curated by Amanda Delheimer Dimond.

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Stories at The Pub: May 2017

Doors at 7:00pm; stories at 7:30pm.

For the second year in a row, 2nd Story will be at The Teal Room at Pub 626 in Rogers Park for one full weekend every month. Tickets available online or at the door. See you there!

Curated by Julie Ganey. Directed by Dorothy Milne. Sound Design by Billy Eline.

$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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Stories at The Pub: June 2017

Doors at 7:00pm; stories at 7:30pm.

For the second year in a row, 2nd Story will be at The Teal Room at Pub 626 in Rogers Park for one full weekend every month. Tickets available online or at the door. See you there!

Curated by Jessica Young. Directed by Liz Rice. Sound Design by Nick Kawahara.

$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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