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the kates U all female storytelling class - Wednesday - May 2020 ONLINE CLASS
YOUR COMPUTER - The Lincoln Lodge is closed per city ordinance
Chicago, IL
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the kates U all female storytelling class - Wednesday - May 2020 ONLINE CLASS

This five week all female storytelling class involves a careful examination of the writer's voice via personal narrative with an emphasis on story development, exploration of personal experiences, editing, and presentation. ALL LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL AS THE CLASS WILL BE TAILORED TO EACH STUDENT. The class requires no previous performance or writing experience and culminates with a presentation of the material developed in class.

It is a course primarily for writers interested in Chicago's Live Lit community. However, it also meets the needs of students with other interests: as a refresher course for both writers and actors, novice writers, and students and professionals looking to hone point of view and public speaking skills. This course will help students craft personal essays, memoirs or one person shows. The class will culminate in a student graduation showcase, date TBD upon reopening of The Lincoln Lodge venue.

Class Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 20th  7pm - 9pm (CST US)
Wednesday,  May 27th  7pm - 9pm (CST US)
Wednesday,  June 3rd   7pm - 9pm (CST US)
Wednesday,  June 10th  7pm - 9pm (CST US)
Wednesday,  June 17th  7pm - 9pm(CST US)

Grad show date TBD  Upon reopening of The Lincoln Lodge Training Center which is currently closed due to the Illinois Shelter In Place Policies. Following guidance from the City of Chicago with regards to the current Corona Virus situation and with concerns for the health and well being of our patrons, performers and staff The Lincoln Lodge will be closed until further notice.

All students will receive an email no later than one day prior to their class start date which will include a Zoom link and all information on how to access this online class.

About the kates
the kates mission is to showcase talented female identified performers by creating inclusive and positive environments; which encourages artists to express their point of view in unique and non-apologetic ways.

About the Lincoln Lodge Training Center
The course is founded on the comedy principles of the critically acclaimed Lincoln Lodge, a national leader in cultivating and developing new comedy talent. Join one of Chicago's top writers/performers, Amy Sumpter for a course in storytelling offered by the locally and nationally revered Lincoln Lodge, Chicago's top stand-up and variety showcase.  

About the Instructor
Instructor Amy Sumpter  is a comedic actress who has performed all over Chicago. Hailing from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, she took Improv classes at the world famous Second City.  There she met fellow funny lady Kelsie Huff and they started a two woman sketch show called Children of the Absurd. They traveled out of state for performances and were in Chicago's SketchFest.   For the last 10 years Amy has focused mainly on stand-up and storytelling. Shs is a regular performer with The Kates and has done numerous showcases all over Chicago as well as out of state.  In 2015 she was part of the top 100 to make it on Last Comic Standing Season 9.  

*The Lincoln Lodge Training Center uses an inclusive definition of the word female, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary individuals.

REFUND Policy: Full refunds are available any time up to 5 days  before the first class commences. Refunds after that time are at the course administrator's discretion.

ROLLOVER Policy: If you are not able to participate in class after registration and the refund window has expired you can potentially roll your registration over to the next course session provided space is available. This is subject to course administrator's discretion and a $40 administration fee. Please note there is NO facility to rollover classes once you have attended ANY classes.


YOUR COMPUTER - The Lincoln Lodge is closed per city ordinance (View)
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual
Comedy > Stand Up
Education > Classes

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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