Three Cat Variety Hour – Special Fundraising Event

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Join Three Cat Productions for a special evenings of stories and song on Sunday, November 16 at 7:00pm!

All proceeds will go to Three Cat Productions continued commitment to new work and will support the 2015 Chicago New Work Festival.

Starring:

Linda Bogot, Steve Clark, Rob Dorn, Saya Hillman, Isabelle Libman,Wilfred Mejia, Patty Huber Morrisey, Jason Paul Smith, Erika Wicks, and Marta Wilmes

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Linda BogotSteve ClarkRob DornSaya HillmanIsabelle LibmanWilfred MejiaPatty Huber MorriseyJason Paul SmithErika WicksMarta Wilmes
unnamedLINDA BOGOT has resolved to make 2014 her year of conquering fears. In addition to her Second City stand up course, she is preparing for her Park West debut in The Fear Experiment on November 21st where she’ll be telling a personal story in front of 700 people. To add to her hardcore mystique, she is a drummer and former figure skater.
Steve ClarkSteve Clark is a self-taught songwriter and theatre composer.  His songs have been performed in a children’s show about inventors (From Thought to Finish), with the social justice theatre Scrap Mettle S.O.U.L. (Borderline, Inspiration Café), and with the experimental Tantalus Theatre Group (Ragnarok, Toy Chest, The Strange Dreams of Nobody in Particular.) With co-composer Ed Plough and playwright Kalena Victoria Dickerson he has written three full-length musicals: a philosophical groove interpretation of Sinclair’s The Jungle called Slide, a sci-fi buddy-comedy outer-space road-trip musical called Jim and Dave (‘s Blood Meets Jupiter), and a modern midwestern romantic epic called Of Moonjays & Motorcycles, based on Shakespeare’s Pericles.  More recently, he developed a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol with an eight-piece folk ensemble (The Haunting of Old Ebenezer.) Steve is an alumnus of the Midwest New Musicals Workshop and “Story Into Song” courses at Chicago Dramatists, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Rob-dornRob Dorn most recently appeared as Jacey Squires and top tenor in the Barbershop Quartet in Paramount Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of “The Music Man.” He has performed in hundreds of theaters across the country, including The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hey City Stage, Minnesota Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Locally he’s worked with Silk Road, Three Cat Productions, Court Theatre, Wisdom Bridge, Apple Tree, Light Opera Works and Pegasus Players. He toured for many years with the pop vocal group, “Three Hits and a Miss” and currently sings with Alan Gresik’s Swingshift Orchestra at Chicago’s Green Mill. Rob is also an award winning Graphic Designer and Illustrator.

Saya Hillman + Pete Aiello | Chicago WeddingSaya Hillman, Evanston, Illinois native, Boston College graduate, Chicago resident, and self-employed since 2004, has discovered how to turn her ability to create community and challenge herself and those around her into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese ProductionsSM, she helps herself and others live a Life of Yes!SM by injecting summer-camp into adulthood. Through weekend getaways, two-hour workshops, three-month classes, and speaking engagements, Saya shares how despite hurdles and despite lacking traditional tools of success, you can have a blissfully rewarding life. She was one of Brazen Careerist’s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, has been featured in Forbes and the New York Times, and is a TEDx speaker. She’s married to someone she met at one of her own events, and they pulled off an almost 100% bartered wedding, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram via @sayahillman!

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storypicWilfred Mejia is a former IT worker who has left the computer screens behind for new interests. This led to him performing improv at Second City, as well as signing up to give Storytelling a try at Fear Experiment 7 on November 21st, 2014 at Park West Theater. He spends his time trying to not waste time.
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Jason Paul Smith has directed film, cabaret, and theater across the United States. He is founder and Artistic Director of Three Cat Productions. He has produced and directed many Chicago productions including a cabaret and theater series at the Skokie Theater Music Foundation. He recently was awarded a 2009 Ragdale Residency for the documentary entitled “Don’t Mess with Bill: The Story of Dorothy Fairbairn”.

IMG_4275Erika Wicks is trained as a clinical psychologist, but decided she had too many opinions to be one. Having lived all over the country, she thinks the Midwest has the most enlightened people. Never one to pass up contradictions, Erika likes to watch football while knitting and baking. Although she’s been writing stories in her head ever since adolescence, this is her first foray into public storytelling.

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