THE MASH — 11/30


Attention, anyone who’s ever wanted to audition for the Paper Machete!

Now’s your chance. Please come read something at our open incubator series, The Mash. Prepare either a 1000-word, 3rd-person essay OR a 6-minute character monologue (or sketch if you’re a team). Make sure it’s based on something happening in the current week’s headlines. Other than these rules, anything goes.

The Mash is a loose, informal jam, but it’s helped us find some great writers and performers over the years. Don’t be afraid to come give it a whirl.

Sunday, 11/30. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.

11/15 Lineup

Actor Michael Patrick Thornton of ABC’s Private Practice


PAUL CHIMKO AND NICK MESTAD
PAUL CZAJKOWSKI AND SARAH SHOOK
ALEX KUMIN
MIKE LEBOVITZ
TOMMY MCNAMARA
MICHAEL PATRICK THORNTON

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by PLUCKY ROSENTHAL and musical guests CROW MOSES!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, free!

THE MASH Is Back! 10/26

…returns this Sunday, 10/26 at the High-Hat (1920 W Irving Park) at 3 p.m.!

10/25 Lineup

James Fritz joins this week’s Paper Machete!


SAM BAILEY AND MAGGIE ANDERSEN
JAMES FRITZ
LAURA MCKENZIE
DANA NORRIS
BOB PIATT

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by BILL LARKIN and musical guests THE NEED AND THE NIGHT!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL! Free!

10/11 Machete Lineup

WTTW’s Paris Schutz joins this week’s Machete!



JC AEVALIOTIS
KATIE KERSHAW
GUS MENARY
ERIKA PRICE
CJ SULLIVAN

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guest DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES!

Saturday, 3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, free!

9/20 Lineup

Caitlin Parrish joins this week’s Machete lineup!

BRAD EINSTEIN AND GARY PASCAL
ANDREW KNOX
MARTIN MORROW
CAITLIN PARRISH
JENNIFER PEEPAS

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by KATIE SCHELL and musical guests MR. MA’AM!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, free!

10/13 Lineup


ROB ANDERSON
PETER-JOHN BYRNES
DEAN EVANS
REBECCA HANSON AND TIM RYDER
KATIE MCVAY

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, and a special guest set by jazz legend BEN SIDRAN!

3 p.m. at the GREEN MILL, free!

9/6 Lineup

Samantha Irby (photo via timeoutchicago.com)


THOM GAUGHAN
CHRIS HAUSER
SAMANTHA IRBY
CAITLIN PARRISH
CHRISTOPHER PIATT
JULIA WEISS

Plus cabaret tunes from BILL LARKIN and musical guests BAD BAD MEOW!

3 PM at the GREEN MILL, free!