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. Roberta chronicles her quest for mental and physical health with brutally hilarious candor. She has crafted her monologues into the one-woman show, “I Want a Banana, and Other Desperate Love Stories.” Roberta performs her work at live lit and storytelling events including God, Sex & Death, This Much is True, The Make Ready at the Dandelion Theatre, Stoop Stories, and Seven Deadly Sins. She is a staple performer with Beast Women and Three Cat Productions and has written and performed with Steppenwolf’s Project Compass.
She is the producer of the long-running shows Cafe Cabaret and Loose Chicks.
JILLIAN ERICKSON is a producer, director, writer, performer and pain in the ass… and not necessarily in that order… Jillian explores the themes of identity, compassion and mental health with an intensity and humor that is uniquely her own. Erickson is co-producer of Loose Chicks, and is the co-producer/director of the long running BEAST WOMEN.
She recently went on tour with her one woman show, 3:00 a.m. (Slipping Beyond the Boundaries of a Bruised Mind). The show is a menagerie of Jillian’s life over the past years: from Colorado to Chicago… from Ralph Macchio to Religion… from Biological Clocks to a Norwegian obsession.