2020 VIRTUAL SPRING MINI FRINGE Performing Artists



David Boyle

David Boyle has performed his one-man shows at the Elgin, Minnesota, St. Louis and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals as well as many venues in Chicago.

Chasity Gunn

Girl: it's a term used to describe your daughter, the third grader with ponytails. It's a way girlfriends signal that they have a juicy secret to share. It's also a term used to refer to black women, regardless of age or position. Historically, it has been a term to dehumanize black women and remove their given names. Today, it can be one of many microaggressions that black women experience, especially in the workplace. Through performance ethnography, Chasity Gunn will examine the term throughout history and challenge our beliefs of what it means to be a "girl."

Roberta Miles

Roberta Miles is a jazz singer, poet, writer, and visual artist. She's known for her edgy, no-holds-barred autobiographical monologues. When she is not ranting obsessively about her romantic escapades or worrying about her hair, she delves into her quest for mental and physical health.  And she does it all with brutally hilarious candor. In addition to her own performing, she is co-creator and co-producer of the long-running show Loose Chicks, and is producer of the popular, off-beat, variety show Cafe Cabaret.

Madeline O'Malley

Madeline O’Malley is a teacher, a mother, a storyteller and a comedian. She has spent the past 20 years in Chicago Public Schools entertaining the toughest of crowds: teenagers. Madeline performs in standup showcases, Fringe festivals and storytelling events in the city and suburbs. Madeline’s wit and sense of humor will entertain audiences from all walks of life.


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