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Fillet of Solo Festival
Feb 23
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Fillet of Solo Festival

Lifeline Theatre is pleased to present the 24th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running virtually Feb. 8 – 28, 2021. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline virtually brings 15 storytelling collectives and 14 solo performers together from all over the country in a three-week, online gallery of powerful personal stories.

The 2021 Fillet of Solo Festival will stream February 8 – 28, 2021, online via a password-protected website where ticket holders will have access to the full line up of stories until the Festival concludes. Ticket prices are Name Your Price (suggested donation of $20) for access to the gallery for the full three weeks, and $45 for a Festival Pass which allows full access PLUS live virtual extras including panel discussions and storytelling workshops with Festival artists from all over the world! Tickets/passes will be available for purchase starting December 11 by calling the Lifeline Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting

Solo performers include Rose Abdoo: “Pigment”; Lily Be: “What Are You, Lily Be?”; Jimmy Doyle: “Borderline Adjacent”; Kevin Gladish: “A Secret in Plain Sight” Bryan Kett: “Valentine’s Day”; Kristina Lebedeva: “All That Remains”; Kurt Naebig: “Stove Toucher”; Beth Ann Bryant-Richards: “True Confessions of Failed Debutante”; K.C. Riley: “This Time It’s Legal”; Connie Shirakawa: “The Homeless Ghost”; Mike Speller: “Flight Instructor”; Rich Tackenberg: “Ron the Bun Man”; Bernard White: “BLACKSTAR; A Me2mory” and Marcia Wilkie: “To Make It Happen.”

Storytelling Collectives include: 80 Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories, Back Room Stories, I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!, Is This a Thing?, OUTspoken!, Quarantine Stories, Serving the Sentence, Stir-Friday Night!, Story Sessions, Sweat Girl, Tellin’ Tales Theatre featuring Tekki Lomnicki, the kates, The Lifeline Storytelling Project, The Stoop and Universal Sound. 

For more information and descriptions of this year’s performances please visit,

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