With a background in the arts - from acting, directing, storytelling, podcasting, improvisation and teaching - I can assist you with just about any artistic endeavor you need.

  • Want to record and produce your own podcast?
  • Have a stage show you need a director for?
  • Need a host with just the right amount of spice?
The Moth Grand Slam at Park West (2014)

The Moth Grand Slam at Park West (2014)

In addition to performing as a professional improviser with Chicago ComedySportz (1993-1998), I also served as the host of The Moth in Chicago (2011 - 2016) hosting fifty-eight story slams at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Martyrs', SPACE, Fitzgerald's, and Lincoln Hall as well as eight Moth Grand Slams at Park West and the Athenaeum Theatre.

As a storyteller, I have performed at:

35th Anniversary Celebration of Metro/Smart Bar (2017)

35th Anniversary Celebration of Metro/Smart Bar (2017)

  • This Much is True
  • (3 times as a teller) The Moth Grandslam
  • OUTSpoken
  • Story Club (North and South)
  • Essay Fiesta
  • Tenx9
  • WNEP Theater's SKALD Competition
  • Story Jam
  • Story Sessions
  • First Person Live
  • Homewood Stories
  • The Bucket Show
  • (5) side project theater storytelling festival
  • The Stoop
  • (3) Chicago Liar's Contests
  • That's All She Wrote
  • Salonathon
  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • Guts & Glory
  • LitMASH
  • Uptown Poetry Slam
  • Here, Chicago
  • Elizabeth's Crazy Little Thing
  • Fillet of Solo
  • Do Not Submit
  • The God, Death & Sex Show
  • Grown Folks Stories

I have also taught workshops in both improvisation and storytelling and can provide a solid curriculum as well as on site teaching for either corporate skill building or personal performance.

FEE: Negotiable depending on budget and interest.

If you're interested in hiring me to host or perform, email me at don@donhallchicago.com.