The May edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, May 1, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.
See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info.
Donny Acosta is a queer performance artist from Orange County, California. He works with About Face Theatre as the associate director and performs with the Drinking and Writing Theatre. Donny is also an Aries, a chocolate whore, and he LIVES for Rihanna. Donny enjoys a nice cold IPA or a shot of whiskey. Wink. Wink.
Todd Michael Kiech does way too many things: He's an actor, burlesque performer, clown, storyteller and producer. He is currently working on a show called 'Weird S#!t Todd Does'. He is also a bartender at Sidetrack.
Joel Miller is a graduate of Ball State University and returned Peace Corps Volunteer ( Ethiopia 2012-2014 ). Recently featured on the podcast Sex Intersectional ( available on Soundcloud ), he has also told stories with the Trap Door story show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has also performed with bands Silbo Gomero and the Hope Arthur Orchestra. He lives in Edgewater with his books and his plants.
Elizabeth Powers' least favorite day of the week used to be Tuesday, until she happened upon Outspoken. She has always loved storiesespecially ones with queer plot lines. In addition to soaking up and sharing stories, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, working at a local university and swimming in Lake Michigan. She's from the Chicago area and puts ketchup on her hot dogs. Take it up with her after the show.
Kyle Sanders is originally from the small town of Eminence, Kentucky. In high school, he was voted Most Likely to Succeed, but has yet to deliver on that promise. He's a graduate of iO's improv program and currently blogs for CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM, and has contributed pieces to Bitch Flicks and GIGA: Geek Magazine. His greatest regret in life is shaking the hand of Matt Lauer.
Ashley Victoria is an comedian, artist and mother of four from the west side of Chicago. She is the creator, producer and host of Sex Positive, a variety show featuring artists sharing performances inspired by their sexual experiences and relationships to their own sexuality. She performs improv regularly with the ComedySportz Chicago ensemble and can also be seen weekly at iO in the show Your Fucked Up Relationship and with the powerhouse, all-POC team Dynasty.