“Intimate and artifice-free reading by a diversity of female storytellers…”

- Liz Baudler, Newcity Lit

“These women share some rather unsafe details from their lives…”

- J. Scott Hall, Chicago Stage Review

“If you can only go to one event in the next six months, you should go to Loose Chicks.”

- Cassie Sheets, Chicago Literati
Meet the Chicks

We are fearless.

Loose Chicks is a collection of courageous women who share experiences that most women keep to themselves. Each show features six exceptional writers and performers who allow themselves to be vulnerable as they share with uncommon honesty.

Roberta Miles Producer

ROBERTA MILES is a jazz singer, poet, writer, and visual artist. Her award-winning autobiographical monologues touch on growing up in Chicago in the 70’s and her life’s indiscretions and romantic regrets.

Read more about Roberta...

Jillian Erickson Co-Producer

JILLIAN ERICKSON is a producer, director, writer, performer and pain in the ass… and not necessarily in that order…

Read more about Jillian...

Dadaistic collage of Roberta Miles and Jillian Anderson

Spiel Chicago Interviews the Loose Chicks!

Interview by Smyra Yawn at Spiel Chicago

“I have had a long and interesting life,” says producer Roberta Miles.  She chronicles her experiences (“Sex gone wrong stories–I have a lot of those”) in one woman show and in her monologues performed at Loose Chicks, a bi-monthly storytelling performance co-produced by Jillian Erickson.  Roberta began writing after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and found herself spending a lot of time in bed.  In this episode, Roberta and her collaborator Holly Beaudry discuss what it’s like to hear raw and revealing stories from Chicago women as well as what makes a great monologue.
LISTEN to the interview at spielchicago.com

Upcoming Show: May 26, 2017

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