Attention Writers: Naked Angels Tuesdays at 9 Chicago has a “bottom drawer” policy. That means writers — playwrights especially, but also poetry and prose writers — are encouraged to write and share the work they keep hidden in their bottom drawers. It’s the work that terrifies or embarrasses them — the work that they don’t want their loved ones to ever see.
This “policy” is an invitation to writers to open up, create, and express in a safe, intelligent environment. I believe this is one of the most important services we can offer each other — the opportunity to be creative, no matter what. And nobody facilitates this as well as Naked Angels Tuesdays at 9 Chicago, so skillfully and professionally led by creative directors Joshua Fardon and Patricia Mario.
Attention Musicians: The bottom drawer policy extends to you. This a great place to test new, original musical material in front of an intelligent audience comprised of actors, directors, writers, producers and musicians. If you have ten minutes of original musical material you would like to share during an intermission, let me know.
To get an idea of some of the excellent Tuesdays musicians who performed in 2020, here is a list.
Below is a list of the 2021 musicians and you can click on their names to learn more about each artist. After you are done, take note of the available dates and let me know if you are interested in being a musical act for Tuesdays.
Jan. 5 and 12 Robbie Ellis
Jan. 19 Miwa Gemini
Jan. 26 Heather Styka
Feb. 02 Gwendolyn Fitz
Feb. 09 Aviva Jaye
Feb. 16 STAV G
Feb. 23 A Host of Golden Daffodils
March 02 Richard Gustin
March 09 Robbie Ellis
March 16 Gwendolyn Fitz
March 23 Andy Rowell
April 6 Jake Dewar
April 13 Miwa Gemini
April 20 Robbie Ellis
April 27 Aviva Jaye
May 4 Robbie Ellis
May 11 Bill Larkin
May 18 Heather Styka (National Naked Angels Crossover Event!)
May 25 Evelyn Troutman
The best way to get to know Tuesdays is to attend Tuesdays! We meet every Tuesday night at 9:00 CST. There are usually about forty artists who attend and the environment is safe, welcoming and inspiring.
Prior to the pandemic, we met at the Russ Tutterow Theater at Chicago Dramatists, but now we meet through Zoom. Click here to learn how to attend. We don’t share the Zoom link publicly, so you will have to message the Facebook page to get it.
If you want to be a musical act for Tuesdays, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading!
-Connie Kuntz, Music Director for Naked Angels Tuesday at 9 Chicago