LOOSE CHICKS, Starring Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson, Comes to Uncharted Books Tonight
"Loose Chicks" will be at Uncharted Books, 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, in December! Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson, the original "Loose Chicks" will be starring in and presenting a performance based on their experiences through life. Guest Chicks Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer, Virginia Marie, & Sheri Redawill be featured this month. This juicy, gutsy, balsy, cutting edge look at life through the eyes of three femme fatales will be presented at Uncharted Books, 2630 N. Milwaukee. The performance is tonight, December 13 @ 7:15pm. There is a suggested donation.
Roberta Miles, best known to Chicago audiences as a jazz singer and painter, has rapidly gained a reputation for her irreverent autobiographical monologues that make up a tell-all expose of her quirky, edgy life. These monologues are the basis for her one-woman show, which debuted summer, 2009 at the StrawDog Theatre. Roberta has appeared with Jason Paul Smith at the Skokie Theatre Foundation in Skokie, Illinois in a two person show called "Hot Dish: The Monologues." She is also the producer of "Café Cabaret" which runs monthly at "Café Ballou" and "Loose Chicks" which runs bi-monthly. Roberta is an award winning monologuist and a published poet, soon to be a published author.
Jillian Erickson is a performance artist, monologist, poet, writer, pain in the ass...She moved to Chicago to do exactly what she is doing and couldn't be giddier. She is the successful co-producer, co-director, and performer for the all female cabaret BEAST WOMEN 2013. Beast Women recently celebrated its 107th performance at The GreenHouse Theater in Chicago. She is also part of the film company, JAkT Films, and a series called "Myths" which is a combination of paint, sculpture, and spoken word.
A native of Manchester England, Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer came to the US as a Foreign Exchange student in 1988. She is an author, lecturer former film critic for FOX News and WXNT Radio Indianapolis as well as a fundraiser and advocate for arts organizations and non-profits in Indianapolis, Chicago and
Los Angeles. She currently writes for the Windy City Times in Chicago. Her upcoming book, The Last Circle details the rise of an evangelical theocracy in the United States and a group of Pagan and LGBT friends who must escape the country in order to survive. In 2011, Gretchen was married in Ohio to Sarah Blickensderfer and the couple now live in Edgewater.
Born and breed in the mid-west, Virginia Marie is out to transform consciousness at will. With a B.F.A in Musical Theater from UW-SP, and Pure Yoga Instructor Certification through Equinox Fitness Club, she founded Strange Root Productions. Her mission: to unveil truth through fearless authenticity. Having worked with fierce companies such as Beast Women Productions (all original work), Chicago Fusion Theatre Company (JB), and Teatro Luna (Lullaby, a reading), among others, Virginia Marie has made Chicago her home-base. Focused on artistic entertainment, Virginia Marie whole-heartedly looks forward to the future of Chicago Performing Arts. Namaste.
Sheri Reda is a professional writer, editor and celebrant who creates custom wedding, funeral, and baby welcoming ceremonies. She's told stories at Essay Fiesta twice before and has also appeared at Story Sessions, Here's the Story, The Funny Story Show, That's All She Wrote, This Much is True . . . and other places around town. She loves that we're all here face to face
Thanks to Uncharted Books for hosting this event! Uncharted Books sells used literature and nonfiction, from vintage to almost new. They encourage browsing, loitering, chit-chatting, socializing, drinking, eating, writing, working, hanging out, and staying in.