Who We Are & What We Do
This Much Is True is one of the longest running monthly storytelling events in Chicago, IL, having begun in October of 2009. Over the years, it has grown from a few nervous people telling personal stories in random coffee shops in front of a handful of friends and family to a central pillar in the current wave of personal narrative sweeping the city. TMIT is intimate. You'll feel like you are joining friends in the back room of a local pub to share life experiences over a few pints. The stories span the breadth of human experience, detailing heartbreak, hilarity, and everything in between. Our past guests have included writers, poets, bloggers, chefs, world famous theologians, SNL alums, musicians, professional tellers, and fascinating people from all over the world.
Best of all, it's 100% free. TMIT is our gift to our neighbors and fellow Chicagoans. Nothing makes us happier than to bring people together to connect and learn about each other, ourselves, and the world we live in.
Every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM, we gather together at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro like we once did around a fire, to hear and tell each other the stories that make up the human experience. We hope that you'll choose to join us.
Entirely new cast and stories every month. Please see the home page for this month's lineup.
About the Producer and Host
Scott Whitehair is the producer and host of This Much Is True. He is an international storyteller, producer, and instructor living in Chicago, IL. He is also the creator of Story Lab Chicago, which has put over 350 new storytellers on stage since 2011, and director of Do Not Submit, a grassroots series of free story open mics across Chicago. Scott has appeared on stages all over the world, and has been featured on NPR, Risk! Podcast, Sirius XM, among others. He is a 2x Moth Slam winner, is on the board of directors for The National Storytelling Network, and was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Worthy Week 2014, headlined by David Sedaris. His monthly personal narrative class has been selling out since 2012, and his coaching and training is in demand in the corporate and non-profit world. For more information on Scott, his classes, or training, please visit his website.