Do Not Submit is a series of free open mics around Chicagoland where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can come together each month to connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment free from pressure, judgment, or a cover charge.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All are welcome to speak or simply listen.
Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours.
Do Not Submit is produced by Scott Whitehair and only made possible by an extraordinary team of enthusiastic, passionate hosts.
How Does it Work?
1) Simply show up at the neighborhood venue fifteen minutes before the open mic starts. (Slots will be available throughout the night if space allows, so if you cannot arrive early, you may still have a chance to share).
2) Write your name on the list. Names will be called in order.
3) When your name is called, you get seven minutes on stage to tell or read any story you'd like.
You are also welcome to attend just to listen. See below for details on each open mic, and visit our FAQ if you need answers.
WE HAVE RETURNED TO LIVE, IN PERSON EVENTS!
See below for info on virtual open mics
We plan to soon bring back our open mics all over Chicagoland as we return to the world. For now, we will offer live, in person open mics at one location every week,
Mrs. Murphy's &
Sons Irish Bistro
(3905 N. Lincoln Avenue)
1st Thursday of every month
@ 7:30 PM
(List opens at 7:15)
From the beginning of the pandemic, we have strictly adhered to all health and safety guidelines handed down by our federal, state, and local governments. At this time, we will not require masks to be worn, nor will we check for vaccination cards. We trust you to stay home if you feel ill or have been exposed.
We are big believers in following the science, and it currently points to taking this small step towards normalcy and the resumption of the lives we knew.
You are, of course, welcome to wear a mask, and we will still have the venue's industrial ventilation system and two medical grade HEPA purifiers exchanging air 4x an hour. We will sanitize the mic between tellers, because it is simply good hygiene to maintain as we move forward.
Dining available downstairs before and after the event from Murphy's phenomenal menu. Drinks and food can be brought upstairs.
Free and metered parking on surrounding streets.
Brown Line is a 5 minute walk.
Elevator access to upstairs for accessibility.
Listeners welcome. We will get as many tellers in as possible.
If you arrive late, there still may be a chance to share.
ONLINE OPEN MICS
1)Wednesday, May 19th @ 7:00 PM Central
(Please click here to register for link)
Here's how online open mics work:
1) Click on the links above to fill out a simple Google form and register for the event.
You are welcome to join us as a teller or simply as a listener.
2) You will receive a Zoom link via email right away.
(The event will not be live streamed to any public platform.)
3) Same rules as in our in person events. See above.
Please click on the logos below for information on each
of the neighborhood open mics.
ALL LOCATIONS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
Except for North Center, listed above