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27th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival


Lifeline Theatrepresents the 27th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, a vibrant celebration of Chicago’s premiere storytelling and live lit scene. The festival spans from January 12-21, 2024, at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Ave.) and South of The Border (1416 W Morse Ave.) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Featuring a diverse array of performers, including a dozen storytelling collectives and numerous solo artists, the festival offers two weeks of powerful personal stories. Spanning comedy, drama, and more – the festival makes up a rich tapestry of Chicago’s storytellers.

Fillet of Solo performances take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at both venues. See the full festival schedule at www.lifelinetheatre.com. Tickets are $12 for single entry and $60 for a Festival Pass, granting access to any performance. Free parking and shuttle services will be offered. 

Festival performances include 80 Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez, featuring stories of Immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers; Sweat Girls; Lifeline Storytelling Project; Goodman’s GenNarrations; My Dad, His Chimp, and A Serial Killer with Jonathan Pitt;Tellin’ Tales Theatre with Tekki Lomnicki, and more! Full schedule can be viewed at www.lifelinetheatre.com.

A FREE Kick-Off Event will also take place on January 10, 2024 at Rhapsody Theater at 7:00pm where Lifeline Theatre’s Ilesa Duncan and Dorothy Milne will guide an evening of performances and conversations with storytellers. The event will provide insights into the festival’s history, storytelling forms, and Chicago’s dynamic storytelling nights. Festival Passes are available at a discounted rate of $45 during the Kick-Off event (regularly $60).


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