ORAL: A Story Telling Hour

Directed by Bente EngelstoftErin Diamond

@ 8:00 | Small Theatre


About the Show

ORAL, a weekly storytelling hour, curated by four time Moth StorySLAM winner Erin Diamond and Comedian Bente Engelstoft, will be an opportunity to see regulars from the improv and sketch comedy community who don’t normally play themselves, share a true story.

The result: a hilarious and gut wrenching combination that audiences will be sure to relate to and appreciate, bringing real meaning to, “It’s funny, because it’s true.”

The People

Bente Engelstoft, Director

Bente Engelstoft is an actor, writer and comedian. She has been improvising, writing and performing in Chicago for the last 7 years on the stages of Second City, iO and the CIC Theatre. When she’s not performing, Bente spends her … Continue reading Bente Engelstoft

Erin Diamond, Director

Erin Diamond is a storyteller and writer. She is a frequent contributor to This Much is True, Essay Fiesta, and The Paper Machete. She is a four time winner of The Moth StorySLAM. Erin grew up on Arlington Heights, IL … Continue reading Erin Diamond

Media & Reviews

The Chicago Tribune says:

“Diamond and Engelstoft, who are the only returning performers each week, are the show’s MVPs. Both are bold and deft storytellers…”