The Frunchroom, Volume 24: Summer of Chi edition


Thursday, July 20


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Beverly Arts Center
2407 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL

The Frunchroom, an original live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park, returns to the Beverly Arts Center this month with five new storytellers. Join us on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 pm.

Scheduled to appear at The Frunchroom are:

  • Geena Doherty, chef and co-owner of B*U*B Café
  • Mark Kelly, former commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
  • Won Kim, artist and chef/owner of Kimski
  • Carly Oishi, Morgan Park resident and veteran Chicago storyteller
  • and artist, architect and 2022 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Amanda Williams will appear with Ghian Foreman, President and CEO of Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative. Williams and Foreman recently collaborated on the Redefining Redlining installation in Bronzeville.

“More so than any previous show, this edition of Frunchroom showcases artists from a variety of disciplines,” said Scott Smith, host and co-producer of The Frunchroom. “These artists work in diverse mediums from words to food to the land itself. They’re behind the scenes and out in front.”

The Frunchroom is a quarterly live storytelling series of, by and about the South Side, produced by Morgan Park resident Scott Smith in partnership with The Beverly Area Arts Alliance. More information can be found at

A $5 donation to benefit the Beverly Area Arts Alliance is requested.