Rita Adair is a retired social worker and sensitive crimes specialist. Currently, she is an activist, author and mother of three grown children and six grandchildren ( along with previously fostering 23 teenaged girls ). Rita comes from a very eclectic, large family full of color, travel, fame and fantastic design.
Lindsay Eanet can be seen around town at shows like Is This A Thing?, Essay Fiesta, You're Being Ridiculous and Story Jam, and next to you at your favorite bar, skipping over all your songs on the jukebox. She has a weakness for reality competition shows and cries an average of four times every episode of American Ninja Warrior. But enough about her, let's talk about you.
Garcia. Actor. Poet. Writer. Young Fugitive. Co-founder of Queer House: a safe and inclusive space that welcomes Chicago youth of color to share their art.
Russ Goeltenbodt grew up in Skokie, Illinois, where he graduated from St. Peter's Catholic grade school, and Niles North High School. Russ has a B.A. in Business and Management from Northeastern Illinois University. He moved to Chicago and worked for over 30 years with various universities and agencies in student finance administration. He is currently consulting and assisting college students with paying for college and financial literacy.
Through the years, Russ has sung for various church choirs and events. Over the last two years, Russ has performed three sold-out cabaret shows at the Skokie Theater. He is currently preparing for his next show at the Skokie Theatre on April 1, entitled Russ Goeltenbodt: No Foolin.
Abby McEnany is an actor, improvisor, and writer who performs at various locations around Chicago, including iO and The Second City. You can see her weekly in Virgin Daiquiri, the acclaimed all-women team at iO, Wednesdays at 8.
Clark Rogers is a sex professional from the southern United States. He is passionate about using his small but growing social media platform to educate men who have sex with men about everything from how to improve their sex lives to their shared history and social responsibilities. He has lived in Chicago for five years.
The March edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, March 7, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.
See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info.