Apr 27, 2015
Guest Jill Howe, storyteller extraordinaire! She can be found at: jillhowe.com, storygift.wordpress.com, http://storysessionschicago.com/, https://twitter.com/SessionsChicago, and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714440717&fref=ts
2:53 - How did Jill get into storytelling? Routinely asking for stories as birthday presents tends to help.
5:53 - Two year anniversary this month for Jill's storytelling group: Story Sessions!
7:41 - Jill's first “Story” story was about finding her home
12:11 - The power of Yes and the power of “No Frog”
18:41 - We don't have a lot of financially successful models for storytelling, unlike comedy and writing.
22:49 - What is “corporate storytelling?” A example: "Get Storied”
32:10 - Laura felt free to tell a story about her grandma's underwear and masturbation at Loose Chicks loosechicks.com, produced by Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson
33:19 - Jill started a writing group, Friends With Words, about two and a half years ago
38:56 - What does Jill look for in a storyteller as a producer?
44:29 - Jill’s story at Mortified getmortified.com from her teenage diary. BTW: The drummer in her Mortified story is the same as the first one in her story on storygift.wordpress.com
49:51 - Jill produces story shows at campfires at The Little House of Glencoe
52:45 - Jill's experience as a high school English teacher in Chicago Public Schools. Read about her teaching experiences on storygift.wordpress.com.
58:26 - The next Story Sessions performance will be on Wednesday, April 29th, with the theme of "All In" and it is their two year anniversary! storysessionschicago.com
59:23 - Nilsa's next reading of her solo show, "The Care I Need," will be June 1st 2015 nilsareyna.com
1:00:21 - Laura is excited about taking "Punk Grandpa" to: Planet Connections in New York in June planetconnections.org and at Three Brothers' Theatre in Waukegan on July 17th and 18th www.threebrostheatre.com
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Edited/Notes by Laura and Jake Scruggs. Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats” - The Chemical Brothers