Our Next Storytelling Event
November 11, 2023
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, Illinois 60015
With Storytellers: Mike Leonard
Ellen Blum Barish
Note: Performances usually sell out.
TO GUARANTEE SEATS,
RESERVE EARLY ONLINE.
Link to reserve not available yet.
Walk-in seating (cash or check only)
depending on availability.
Some audience responses to our storytelling:
Short Story Theatre was founded in 2012
by Rick Leslie, Donna Lubow & Susan Block.
Our concept is to present storytelling as an entertaining theatrical event. We are dedicated to promoting awareness of storytelling as a vibrant, contemporary art form. Our stories are creative non-fiction, based on our personal experiences, but with universal themes. We meld our writing skills and performance skills to entertain and inspire our audiences.
Our founders have backgrounds in theatre, television, advertising, painting, writing, and teaching. So why not storytelling? After seeing Rick Leslie perform a story in Chicago in early 2012, Susan Block and Donna Lubow thought -"we should do this in the suburbs!" Our first venture was at "Vibe at 1935" in Highland Park. Performances were sold-out, and audiences were sold on spending an enjoyable evening eating, drinking and listening to 4 10-minute stories. Writers/actors around town heard about us and wanted to be a part of the excitement we were building. Our next moves were to the following venues: Bertucci's in Highwood, Laughing Chameleon in Glenview, Cellar Gate in Highwood, Books on Vernon in Glencoe, the Wilmette Theatre, The Alley in Highwood, at Miramar Bistro in Highwood for several years, and now at The Art Center Highland Park. Since we began, over 60 storytellers have shared their personal stories with us. We continue to offer writers and actors opportunities to entertain audiences with enlightening stories.
"Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. TELL STORIES. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
- Kurt Vonnegut
Liza Blue (aka Elizabeth Brown)
Arthur M. Feldman
Mary Lou Gilliam
Judith MK Kaufman
Emma Alexandra Kowalenko
R. Craig Sautter
Bonnie Hillman Shay
Avinash (Avi) Vaidya
Donna Lubow, Producer and Emcee, a co-founder of Short Story Theatre, has taught English literature and drama to all age groups, and has performed in, produced and directed numerous plays all on the North Shore of Chicago. She co-founded several theatres including Highland Park Players, Attic Playhouse in Highwood, Theatre in the Woods in Riverwoods, and ARTicuLIT Readers Theatre, a touring company.
LAUGH, CRY, AND BE ENTERTAINED BY 5 STORYTELLERS WITH TRUE PERSONAL STORIES TO TELL...
THE ART CENTER HIGHLAND PARK, 1957 SHERIDAN ROAD, HIGHLAND PARK, IL
PRODUCED BY DONNA LUBOW: firstname.lastname@example.org. For reservations: email@example.com