Casey Coughlin is a resident of Lockport, He is a husband and dad of 8 kids and papa to one wonderful grandson. He is new to storytelling and is looking forward to becoming a better storyteller and bio writer.
Barbara Eberhard is the producer and host of STORIES R Us. She taught photography at the University of St. Francis and was staff photographer at the Philip Lynch Theatre for over 30 years She was the director of the children’s theatre Eberhard and Friends. Barbara is the founder of the artist group, artitude. You can view her work at barbaraeberhard.com
Dan Ewing is semi-retired and lives in Joliet with his dog Parker.
His working hours are spent land surveying and his "idle" hours are spent gardening, cooking, and tending to a seemingly endless list of home improvement projects.
This is Dans first storytelling venture.
He hopes you enjoy.
Judy Hogfeldt is a retired high school English teacher who resides in Homer Glen. A former figure skater, she now trains and performs in ballroom dance events and enjoys writing for theater. She is the author of When I Get Home performed by Limestone Stage in 2022, and has performed in several Limestone productions. She was recently seen in Ravens & Revenge: From the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.
Carol's story began on Chicago's Southwest side. She spent "Act 1" never living anywhere longer than 1 to 4 years after her mom died when she was three. Now, after enjoying Lockport for 29 years, she's officially decided to call it "home." Her desire to write was inspired by her unusual childhood. Her first published story was how as a child, she healed her father's magnolia tree. It earned her $25. Carol discovered her love of theatre while attending Maria High School. In her 20's, she joined Tombrala, a community theatre group that performed in the back of a bar on 69th Street.
In "Act 2" Carol, her husband, and their 3-year-old son moved to Lockport, where they added three more sons. (Must be something in the water...) While her four sons attended Lockport's District 92 and 205, Carol volunteered at the schools every chance she got, as well as with Lockport's Cub and Boy Scouts. Her "plot twist" happened in 2010, when her Special Forces/Green Beret/Purple Heart/Vietnam Veteran husband died as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange. He left her to raise 4 boys, ages 9 to 19, by herself.
Now in "Act 3" of her life, Carol volunteers with Lockport's Limestone Stage Community Theatre. After a 30-year hiatus from theatre, she's even performed on stage with them! This year, Carol wants to improve her writing and storytelling skills. She hopes to give her memories a voice through storytelling, and to touch your heart with her words.