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Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

  • Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Talk Stories is heading to Steppenwolf Theatre on Thursday, April 11th at 8 pm. The show will be held at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate venue nestled behind Front Bar (1700 N. Halsted).

As part of the LookOut Series, Talk Stories presents storytellers of Asian descent from diverse identities and backgrounds. They will critically examine what it means to be Asian/Asian American in this country and in diaspora. While celebrating their own cultural traditions, storytellers of various forms, including music, dance, narratives, and improv theatre highlight and reflect on the structural conditions that have shaped their individual and collective experiences.

A platform for expert performers and first-time storytellers alike, Talk Stories seeks to bridge the gap between community and performance, and it works to bring the art of storytelling to the diverse Asian/Asian American communities (and encourage them to participate as well!).

With the April show, we will be featuring an organization NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum) and the important work the staff are doing both locally and nationally. Here is more information about their work:

We have a great lineup that includes:
Anu Bhatt
Jonald Reyes
Rachel Song
Nicole Sumida
Kristina Tendilla
Simon Tran
Music and Dance from: Alvina Vee Chulanon
Improv from: Silly Point (Anish Ramanathan, Resham Sarkar, Rohan Sinha, Tushar Vashisth)

This show will be hosted by Ada Cheng & Archy Jamjun. So join us and experience the power of Asian/Asian American storytelling!!!

Co-producers: Ada Cheng & Randy Kim

Bathrooms are gender-neutral, and the venue is accessible for those with disabilities

For more information about Steppenwolf, please visit

Earlier Event: April 8
The Summit on Race in America
Later Event: April 13
48th Ward Youth Job + Resource Fair