Lauren Huffman

Lauren Huffman is a Chicago-based storyteller and producer.  She co-hosts "Do Not Submit Old Town", and the international storytelling showcase "Tenx9Chicago" (Ten by Nine Chicago).  Huffman is a featured writer for the online magazine "Literate Ape" and author of the dating column "Illiterate Dicks".  She is part of the acclaimed sketch comedy group "Waiting for Huffman" and was recently featured in Chicagoly Magazine for her work in storytelling. Her favorite stage credits include Second City, Stage 773, The Moth, and The Park West .

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Justin Flowers

Stand Up Comedy 101  /  Storytelling 101  /  Juggling 101

With a performance resume on stage including Zanies, Second City, Cafe Cabaret, Live Wire Lounge & Uptown Underground, Justin is an experienced showman. His training in the Performing Arts Stand Up from the Second City Training Center, Improv from the Annoyance Theater, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chicago College of Performing Arts Theatre Conservatory. His performance physical arts include Juggling, Clowning, and Basic Tumbling. 



Eduardo Fabián Montes

Programming Director

Chicago Demo Reel Production's Programming Director began his career in the filmmaking industry since before graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema from the Cinema Science & Arts Department. As a part-time freelance artist, Eduardo Fabian Montes works with a number of Chicago-based companies and artists. He lends his free time to numerous community-led projects in Chicago. Most recently, he collaborated with the LGBTQ Center on Addison and created a series of filmmaking workshops for elder members of the LGBTQ community.

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Mark B. Weiss

Executive Director