Do Not Submit Homewood takes place in the back room of one of the south suburbs' finest neighborhood hangouts. Arrive at 6:00 to sign up for a spot, and when your name is called, you will get 7 minutes on stage to tell any story you'd like. (Late arrivals can sign up as long as there are spots still available. The event ends at 8:00.)
No experience necessary to participate.
Drinks and food will be available for purchase.
Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Hosts
Dr. Karen O’Donnell says she is blessed to tell stories to captive audiences of helplessly mute while her hands are busy doing dentistry. Dr. Karen has delivered comprehensive restorative dentistry in Homewood, IL for more than 30 years. She's studied improvisational theatre at Comedy Sportz in Chicago, has served as mentor trainer and facilitator with Tony Robbins and other leaders in the personal development field. Dr. Karen regularly performs as a story teller on many stages in Chicago, and as a 'Certified Story Coach' and speaker, Dr. Karen also teaches storytelling to individuals and groups for fun and for business. Passionate about storytelling, she is the Creator/Founder of the hottest new storytelling show in Chicago - HOMEWOOD STORIES - where Dr. Karen produces, hosts and tells stories at rave-reviewed monthly show, now in its fourth year.
I’m Jolanta Butvilas and I speak with the funny accent. My accent comes from Lithuania where I grew up. It’s hard to find Lithuania on the map because it’s really small. I have a degree in medical technology but I’m more of a free spirit and I’m happiest when I travel. I have many talents but I have a difficulty applying them to my life. I love theater and arts and when I discovered Do Not Submit, I immediately fell in love. I tried a story earlier this year and discovered that I can speak publicly. I have a long way to go before I’m good at it, but I’m hoping to grow.
Richard Pniewski is a retired award-winning English and Drama teacher. He also has directed plays for Artcraft Theatre in the Beverly neighborhood and, more recently, for Evergreen Park's Candlelight Theatre. After years of appreciating the storytelling stage at the Fox Valley Folk Festival, he has decided to join the storytelling community.
Dave Santori studied at the Second City Training Center - Chicago so he could tell stories about blowing up the senior partner's summer home, pre-teen adventures at Riverview, being chased by Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Doug Atkins and other stories. His day job is as an arbitrator, practicing attorney and adjunct professor at St. Xavier University.