Storyteller, Instructor, & Producer
Scott Whitehair is as passionate about hearing your stories as he is about telling his own.
As a performer, he has brought his dynamic blend of vulnerability, humor, and insight to dozens of venues throughout the Chicago area, ranging from the backrooms of neighborhood taverns to the world-famous Steppenwolf Theater. He has also appeared on NPR, WGN Radio, and in such festivals as Fillet of Solo, Printer's Row Lit Fest, and The Chicago Improv Festival. Scott's effortless delivery and likable stage presence have made him an in demand fixture of the Windy City's burgeoning live literature scene.
As an instructor, Scott is empowering. Over the last several years, he has lead dozens of workshops and classes for diverse groups of all ages, from theater camps to corporate seminars. No matter the environment, his goal is always the same: to help people discover and develop their own unique voices as storytellers, and to introduce them to the tools and techniques that will aid them in reaching their fullest potential.
As a producer, Whitehair has made it his mission to spread his love of storytelling and create as many opportunities for fellow Chicagoans to share their own stories as possible. Currently, he produces four critically-acclaimed reoccurring story series in the Chicago area, including This Much Is True, the city's most intimate storytelling showcase, and Story Lab Chicago, which has put 135+ new or first-time storytellers onstage since its inception.
This Much Is True, Chicago's most intimate storytelling series, has moved to a new home after 4 years to offer comfortable seating to more people. Please join us on the second Tuesday of the month at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln, Chicago)
On Saturday, April 13th, I will be hosting a special open mic in conjunction with Illinois Storytelling Festival. It will feature a longer set of stories by me, an open mic, and an audience interactive story involving everyone in attendance. Free! More details here.
Stop looking to dip a toe into storytelling and jump right in! A new round of classes is set to begin in June. The course is affordable, engaging,and fun, and culminates in a student show at a Chicago venue. More details here.