Who We Are & What We Do
Stephanie Douglass is a farmer, writer, and performer. Over the past few years, she has worked in the Middle East, East Africa, and alternative schools on Chicago's west side.She was the head writer for OLN’s extreme sports show “Outside Magazine’s Ultimate Top Ten,” and is currently developing agriculture and nutrition projects for young mothers in Uganda. In New York, Stephanie is a co-founder of The TEAM, and in Chicago, she improvises with Eleanor, and has been featured at here's the Story, This Much Is True, Real Talk Live, Paper Machete, Write Club, Story Club South Side, Adult Education, I Sh*t You Not, and all kinds of other story-filled events. She is a Moth GrandSLAM winner, and during the week, she grows delicious, organic veggies and trains people with employment barriers for Growing Home.
Real-life psychiatrist and Moth StorySLAM winner, Lawrence Kerns, M.D., is a graduate of Yale College, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Northwestern University's Institute of Psychiatry. A practicing child psychiatrist, when he turned fifty he took up creative writing and performance. Kerns studied Creative Writing and Solo Performance at Northwestern University, University of Chicago Graham School, the Actor's Centre, and Act One Studio.
Scott is the co-host and producer of This Much Is True, and creator of Story Lab Chicago. He has told stories anywhere somebody will listen, including The Steppenwolf, Chicago Public Radio, Risk! Podcast, Write Club, Here's the Story, Grown Folks Stories, Story Club, Chicago Slam Works, 2nd Story, Essay Fiesta, and Real Talk Live, to name just a few. Scott is a MothSLAM Chicago winner and Runner-Up at The 2012 Windy City Story Slam All-City Championships, and has participated in The Printer's Row Lit Festival, Fillet of Solo Festival, Rhino Fest, Chicago Improv Festival, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. He is also the producer of The 43rd Annual Chicago's Biggest Liar Contest, Interface, and Adult Education at The Acorn. More information is available at www.scottwhitehair.com