Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

In the Frunchroom: James Gordon

If you’ve watched a show with the word “Chicago” in the title, you’ve probably seen our next storyteller. James Gordon is an international award winning poet and author, champion storyteller, and acclaimed actor. He is a member of the talent … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Kathy Benson

One of the guarantees of a Frunchroom show is you’ll see and hear a mix of the old and new, the familiar and the fresh, neighborhood voices and surprising perspectives. Most importantly, The Frunchroom is a place where the line … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Whitney Capps

In the larger conversation about the city, the nuance of the South Side and its many cultural gems are often ignored. Hyde Park has been a unique part of the South Side’s story for decades, encapsulating the conflicts of the … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Jim DeRogatis

July brings hot temps (finally) and cool storytelling to The Frunchroom. Our first reader for our next show is critic, author and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer passed away on Friday, July 12th at the age of 54. Longtime Frunchroom attendees will remember Tom from the first night of our special two-night, 2nd anniversary extravaganza at Beverly Woods. But many people knew him as a … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom Vol. 18: It’s finally summer edition

Join us July 25th at 730pm at Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) for another evening of South Sider storytelling.  Here’s our lineup: Kathy Benson Wounded healer and daydream believer Whitney Capps Host of Grown Folks’ Stories, podcaster, improv’er Jim … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom celebrates its 4th anniversary

The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park celebrates its 4th anniversary with a new lineup that celebrates all aspects of the South Side. The next show will be … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Volume XVII, 4th anniversary edition

Four years of this with our friends at the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. See you on May 23rd at Beverly Arts Center.

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Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom, Volume XVI

Usually at this time, we’re lamenting the winter: the cold that descends upon us each year, the snow that’s piled up around our feet and the homebound feeling that keeps our bodies wrapped in sweaters and blankets and our butts … Continue reading

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The Frunchoom, Volume XVI: Winter of our discotheque edition

The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park is back with five new storytellers as it approaches its 4th anniversary. The next show will be at 730pm on Thursday, … Continue reading

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