EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-HOST: Tyler makes live events for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5FM and Vocalo 90.7FM) and proudly holds court as Assistant House Manager for the national radio show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Tyler also produces storytelling events in Chicago for The Moth, the New York City-based storytelling organization. He tells stories and his crazy life has been featured with 2nd Story, RISK!, The Stoop, Here, Chicago and more. In what “space time” he has left, Tyler obsesses over podcasts, cooks for his fiance’ (soon to be husband), fancies adventure video games and watches way too much streaming TV.
CO-HOST: Don is a cultural organizer, events producer, provocateur, podcaster, actor, director and raconteur. Formerly a theatrical producer, a public school teacher, a massage school facilities manager, professional trumpet player, and a homeless busker, he currently makes a living as the Director of Live Events for Chicago Public Media, and hosts The Moth StorySLAM at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. He lives in Wicker Park with his poet/musician wife, Dana Jerman.
COMPOSER: Andrew is a Chicago-based film and theatre composer. He is an adjunct professor of film music in Columbia College Chicago’s MFA Music Composition for the Screen program, and the owner of the Blue Police Box Music studio on Chicago’s north side. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition/Theory from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Patrick is a 23 year old Sound Designer currently working in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University in 2013 studying game and sound design. Patrick started playing games on his mom’s old Apple IIe in her classroom with some pretty difficult text based games and grew into a full on gamer by the time he reached high school, and now you can usually find him playing Team Fortress 2, Pokemon, or crying over Thomas Was Alone. He has also been an award winning radio show host at his college radio station, scoring two Finalist Awards for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, and winning Best Show at Radio DePaul in 2013.
PHOTO: Allison has been working in and around Chicago for the last seven years photographing everything from weddings and kids to fashion shows to bands to drag queens. She comes from a fine art background where she made a name for herself with a series of blurry pictures (don’t worry she got over it). Allison can often be seen lurking around concerts and other events capturing everything from the inside out.
VIDEO: Kyle is the owner/operator of KBH Media, a small multi-media production company that specializes in visual storytelling. Hamman has been involved in Chicago theatre as an actor, designer, director and producer for nearly 15 years. Hamman has been an ensemble member at Strawdog Theatre Company since 2000 and an Artistic Associate with WildClaw Theatre since 2012. Hamman has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Hamman has worked with numerous other theatres in Chicago including Mary-Arrchie, CollaborAction, The Factory, Noble Fool, Northlight, Serendipity, Teatro Vista, Theatre Seven, and Writers Theatre.
GRAPHICS: Ziwu Zhou has background in both the Design and Fine Arts fields, especially in the areas of graphic design and user interface design. With interests in a wide range of art and design forms, he’s also experienced in motion graphics, web design, illustration, and 3D modeling. Through years of professional practice at companies such as IBM, SIEMENS, TOCA, he focuses on how to apply different visual languages into design works, exploring both graphical and three-dimensional approaches.
TUMBLR QUEEN: Emily Mason is an office worker by day, voracious consumer of Tumblr by night, and, to quote Tyler Greene, “The Spawn of Amy Dickinson,” aka Ask Amy, a position she holds with pride as it has trained her to be The Mistake Maven, the klutziest person on the internet. She manages the General Admission Tumblr page and squeals with delight every time Tyler and Don say something quotable.
INTERN: Mykele Callicutt is a whirlwind of activity. He is a Chicago based actor, writer, poet, musician, curator, collaborator, and coffee drinker. Maybe the latter is his secret. Check the progress of his misadventures on Instagram @whatsrealdeville.
INTERN: Nora Younkin is a dancer, teacher, and writer from Chicago. She is graduated from Columbia College Chicago and teaches in numerous programs in the city and surrounding suburbs. She has done marketing and social media for both local and national arts organizations and blogs for Huffington Post Chicago.