Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom, Volume XX

Tonight! Another Beverly Arts Alliance storytelling event at the Beverly Arts Center. There will be cocktails, friends, laughs, and tears, all with a South Side flavor. At 730pm, The Frunchroom will kick off its 20th show with five new storytellers: … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Tonika Johnson

Our next reader for the next Frunchroom show this Thursday is Tonika Johnson. Tonika is a visual artist and photographer from Chicago‚Äôs South Side Englewood neighborhood. In 2010, she helped co-found Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) and now she … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Madeline O’Malley

Our next reader for this month’s Frunchroom is Madeline O’Malley. Madeline is a teacher, a mother, a storyteller and a comedian. She has spent the past 20 years in Chicago Public Schools entertaining the toughest of crowds: teenagers. Madeline performs … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Lisa Colleen

The next reader for this Thursday’s Frunchroom show is Lisa Colleen. Lisa is a lover of stories. As a mom, grandma, teacher and coach, she has an endless supply of material and seldom makes it through one story without interrupting … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Jessica Scheller

Next up for this month’s Frunchroom show is Jessica Scheller. Jessica Scheller is the proud mother of 8-year-old twins Charlotte & Grayson, the dedicated wife of Adam Wiers, and the reluctant owner of a golden retriever named Dave. She and … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Ada Cheng

It’s time to get to know the readers for our next show this Thursday at Beverly Arts Center. First up is Ada Cheng. Ada is a professor-turned-storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling show producer. She has been featured at storytelling shows … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Vol. XX: Twenty to start 2020 edition

Did the organizers of The Frunchroom intend to start 2020 with its 20th show? Nope. But as luck and the calendar would have it, that’s exactly what happened with five new storytellers to warm up your winter. The Beverly Area … Continue reading

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