Meet the minds that make it happen.

Roberta Miles is a Chicago native and captivating performer guaranteed to make your jaw drop in shock and cheeks hurt from laughter. Miles is an award-winning monologist, published poet, Jazz singer, and staple figure in the Chicago art community.

Roberta chronicles her quest for mental and physical health with brutally hilarious candor. She has crafted her monologues into the one-woman show, “I Want a Banana, and Other Desperate Love Stories.” Roberta performs her work at live lit and storytelling events including Do Not Submit, Psychotic Break, This Much is True, The Make Ready at the Dandelion Theatre, Stoop Stories, and Seven Deadly Sins. She is a staple performer with Beast Women, TENX9, and Three Cat Productions and has written and performed with Steppenwolf’s Project Compass.

As the producer of Cafe Cabaret and co-producer of Loose Chicks, Miles continues to push the envelope and provide a wide-range of memorable performances.

Master of Ceremonies Richard Norby is a pithy performer possessing ineffable aplomb and personality.