Chicago Performance

My Dear Bad Girls! On Sunday November 22 at 3:00 and then again on November 29, my writing partner (June Huitt) and I will be performing our conjoined stories (where is Ben Carson when you need him?) on stage at Martyrs‘ in Chicago. Why not make a party of it, come to Chicago and have a few drinks on me (just a few) and meet all the Bad Girls and Guys you have always want to meet… in the flesh. You can find tickets here.
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An Open Invitation

On two Sundays November 22 and 29 at 3:00 my most excellent writing friend June and I will tell some stories at Martyrs’ in Chicago. If a bunch of you all would like to come, I will comp your tickets and a hot toddy. I’m the shorter one. I suppose I could lie, say I was the taller one, and let you be surprised.
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June And I On Stage

Here’s a photo of June and me on stage at the Owen Theatre (the little theater at the Goodman Theatre). I love my hair. It’s the result of wearing a tube like hood against the cold and then never looking in the mirror. We are getting ready to read our piece on love and transformation, which hardly describes it, but that was the assignment.

Come join us at Martyrs‘ tonight for Louder Than A Mom family storytelling. You can purchase your tickets online, too.

3855 N.Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60613



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Louder Than A Mom – Nicole & June Take The Stage

June Huitt and I will be doing a joint reading at Louder Than Your Mom at Martyrs’ on Monday, November 24. In our writing class we discovered that we had similar dysfunctional attitudes toward love, marriage, children, you name it, and we decided to write a piece together. The result will be on stage at Martyrs’ this coming Monday. You can pre-purchase tickets at their website:

3855 N.Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60613

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And the show even has its own Facebook page!

Sharon Evans & Nicole Hollander At The Image Gallery

This is a busy month! This Saturday, September 27, Sharon Evans and I will have a gallery opening of our works at Image Gallery. Come enjoy the art, the space and the neighborhood.


“Death By Pencil” by Sharon Evans

"Flames" by Nicole Hollander

“Flames” by Nicole Hollander

Brain Frame 17

In or near Chicago on Saturday 3/22/14? You’re invited!

Please come to Brain Frame 17 this coming Saturday, March 22nd! At Brain Frame, six different cartoonists interpret their comics in front of an open-minded audience, using slideshows, animation, projection, music, sound, costumes, performance and whatever else they want to incorporate. The show has been a growing success for the past three years and will be ending this summer!

Brain Frame 17 will feature readings from
Lisa Barcy
Jo Dery
Nicole Hollander
Jamie Davida Lee
Max Morris

The show happens twice this Saturday, March 22nd, at 7pm and 10pm!

At Constellation, 3111 N Western (just south of Belmont)
Early show: doors at 6, show at 7. Tickets here!
Late show: doors at 9, show at 10. Tickets here!

“Brain Frame is strange. You will find yourself unexpectedly aroused, moved, disgusted, amused, and intrigued by all manner of creative things happening on stage.” – Chicago Reader

“Mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated ’60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point” – Chicago Tribune

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Quick — Tell Me Your Story

Looking for something to do on Saturdays besides carve pumpkins? How about a 3 day workshop at the Lillstreet Art Center! Sylvia highly recommends it.

“Quick, Tell Me Your Story” runs Saturday October 22, 2011 through Saturday, November 05, 2011, 1pm to 5pm, at the Lillstreet Art Center.  4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.; Chicago, IL 60640 (773)769-4226

Solo Performance Not To Be Missed!

Lifeline Theatre and Live Bait Theater present the 15th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival

 I Got Sick Then I Got Better

Written and performed by Jenny Allen

Directed by James Lapine & Darren Katz

“I Got Sick Then I Got Better” is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (“The New Yorker,” “The New York Times”) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.

Visit for tickets.

Performances: Thursday, 7/21, 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 7/22, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 7/28, 7 p.m.; and Friday, 7/29, 7 p.m.

Last Chance For Sylvia’s Yard Sale

The yard sale ends today! Time’s running out to enter the raffle for a Sylvia doll!

Sunday, June 5, at Avram Eisen Gallery, 5204 N. Damen, Chicago, IL., from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Writing Workshop Today At Printers Row Lit Fest

Join Nicole Hollander for some creative writing exercises, and be sure to bring an old photograph.

Click here for a list of other scheduled events at the Printers Row Lit Fest.