Truth Be Told

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Truth Be Told

Sat, November 18
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm



Sat, November 18, 2023 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Truth Be Told returns to Gorton!  Join us in the intimacy of our Stuart room for a night of personal storytelling curated by Scott Whitehair, Chicago storytelling royalty. Soak in personal stories that will let you in on the heartbreaking, the hilarious, and everything in between.

Past guests have included writers, actors, musicians, bloggers, activists, professional storytellers, Moth Grand Slam winners, comedians, and more from our city and around the world. We hope that you can join us.

Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at the event.










Scott Whitehair is a storyteller, teacher, and producer living in Chicago, IL. He is the producer of This Much Is True,  creator of Story Lab Chicago, which has put 700+ new storytellers on stage since 2011, creator of Truth Be Told at Gorton Center Lake Forest, and director of Do Not Submit, a grassroots network of open mics across the city bringing people together to connect with each other. Scott tells stories anywhere someone will listen, including The National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place, Steppenwolf Theater, the historic Green Mill, and on NPR, the Risk podcast, and Siruis XM. He is a frequent guest instructor at the city’s top universities, and his personal narrative class has been selling out every month since 2012. Scott is in demand as a coach and trainer, spending his days helping individuals, companies, and non-profits develop their voices as storytellers.

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Sat, November 18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060