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Amy Eaton - Writer, Performer, Director & Coach


Coaching & Directing



Have a book release? Want to polish up a piece to read for an open mic or live lit event? Whether you have previous performance experience or none at all, I can help you reach your audience at a deeper level. We can work in person if you're in the Chicago area or remotely by video chat if you're not.


Have a longer piece? More than one performer? I can help you there too!

Fees vary by project requirements. Contact me and let me know how I can help you deliver your most effective performance. 

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Select Published Work, Live Lit and Solo Performance

What Now?: 20x2 Chicago

 My Brother Was A Real Dog: Mulberry Literary

Turning Point: Lancaster Story Slam-HippoCamp Edition (1st place)

In Memoriam: Miss Spoken

Pass vs. Fail: Write Club Chicago

My Generation: Miss Spoken 

Butter Up Bacon: The Stoop

Unfinished Business: Louder Than A Mom

Birds vs Bees: Write Club Chicago

Change of Heart: Fillet of Solo with Tellin' Tales Theater

Of A Certain Age: Miss Spoken 

Fairy Godmother: The Coachella Review

Road Trip: Miss Spoken 

System vs Chaos: Write Club Chicago

Phobia: Tellin' Tales Theater

Inside vs Outside: Write Club Chicago

Letting Go: Fillet of Solo with Tellin' Tales Theater 

13 Grandmothers:RhinoFest

Honor Thy Mother: Blue Rider Theater

Photographs of My Mother: Links Hall


With me by Katie Johnston in Mulberry Literary

With Megan Stielstra in Hippocampus Magazine

With Jeannine Ouellette in Hippocampus Magazine

With Davon Loeb in Hippocampus Magazine

Directing, Arts Ed Work and General Bossiness

Co-DirectorWhat Are You, Lily Be?: Lily Be for Fillet of Solo

Live Lit Workshop: Creative Light Factory

Red Flags: Tekki Lomnicki for Fillet of Solo

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Non Fiction Flash Panel (Fail and Get Back Up)

B&E Open Mic Workshop with Feedback with Lily Be and Amy E

Andy's Summer Playhouse: Personal Narrative workshops

URLife Storytelling Game show Co-Host

Urban Gateways Residency Artist

Director-Pigeons With Teeth 

Director- Blurred Vision (Tekki Lomnicki)

Artistic Director/Founder: Mudlark Theater Company

Artistic Director: Evanston Children's Theater

Gallery 37 Residency Artist

Thunder Rd Ensemble Company member

Nature of the Beast Ensemble member

Abiogenesis Company member

What else?

 I have a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College with a Writing minor. I have been a singer/songwriter, a tap dancer, a modern dancer, and an actress too. I can run a light board and knit a hat. I'm still looking for bandmates for my all-mama punk band "The Contractions" so we can finally play "PUT DOWN THAT STICK!" I have two sons, two cats, and a really tall husband.


Upcoming Events

  • Live Lit workshop with Creative Light Factory
    online workshop and final performance
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 07, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    online workshop and final performance
  • Live Lit Intensive with Creative Light Factory
    Jun 02, 2021, 6:00 PM – Jun 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
  • MissSpoken-In Memoriam
    Online event
    May 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online event
  • Serving The Sentence
    Podcast broadcast time TBA!
    Jun 09, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Podcast broadcast time TBA!
    All stories will begin with, "All of a sudden, it made sense..."
  • Reverse Gossip: The Zoom Edition
    Zoom Play -link on Reverse Gossip FB page
    May 28, 2020, 9:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Play -link on Reverse Gossip FB page
  • Better Qualified Bitches!
    The Kedzie Inn
    Mar 09, 2020, 7:00 PM
    The Kedzie Inn, 4100 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
    Co-hosted by Amy Eaton and Stephanie Douglas
  • Miss Spoken
    Gallery Cabaret
    Feb 27, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    "Of a Certain Age"
  • URLife Storytelling Game Show with Lily Be co-hosted by Amy E
    Pub 626
    Jan 19, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Pub 626, 1406 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
    LIVE Storytelling Game Show! Win prizes! Hear stories! We have a THEME SONG!
  • Fillet of Solo with Tellin' Tales Theater
    Lifeline Theatre
    Jan 11, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
    Show runs on January 18th and 25th as well (No Amy on the 25th- special guest Lindsay Porter!) All shows at 5:30
  • URLife Storytelling Game Show with Lily Be
    Cards Against Humanity
    Dec 04, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Cards Against Humanity, 1551 W Homer St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
  • Miss Spoken "My Generation"
    Gallery Cabaret
    Sep 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Live Lady Lit
  • Hippocamp: Conference For Creative Nonfiction Writers
    Aug 25, 2019, 9:45 AM
    Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
    Amy will be a panelist on "Oh You WRITE? That's Interesting!": A Panel on Writing While Parenting.

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