StitchCast Studio LIVE! Open Mic hosted by Lauron Thompson Cosby

At the final bend of Season III of StitchCast Studio, young artists discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage from 6:00-7:00 pm. Following an intermission, guest artists perform live sets or host open mic’s. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders and join them to get to know some of St. Louis’s outstanding black artists.

StitchCast Studio LIVE!

Live Podcast Recording Session

+ Performance

+ Open Mic with Lauron Thompson Cosby

Friday, April 15, 2022

6:00-8:30 PM

6:00-7:00 Live Podcast Recording

7:00 Intermission + Open Mic Registration

7:30-8:30 Lauron + All Ages Open Mic

Central Stage

3524 Washington Ave, 63103


Watch a live podcast recording by Stitchers youth leaders and then get to know Lauron Thompson Cosby’s story and try out the microphone yourself at this welcoming, all ages Open Mic.

Lauron Thompson Cosby dubbed the “The Hostess with the Mostest” will command the stage once again April 15th. You may know her as actress, model, or author- she will answer to all. As one of St. Louis’ Native Creatives she has deep roots in the artistic community.

Lauron is a passionate writer who has been expressing through this medium from the young age of 10. Throughout her adolescence She saw early on that  no one would open doors for her given her background, and financial status. The young writer then decided that confidence and diligence would be the name of the game if she were to be successful. Determined to create more narratives or people of color she began writing her first novel at the age of seventeen. This book was later adapted into a KARMATIC The Play 2009. Since then Karmatic has seen 50 runs in St.Louis. The Novel will also be published this year! Lauron has gone on to produce nearly one hundred shows in the city of St.Louis including NOT ANOTHER ONE A PLAY FOR PEACE- a show commissioned by the Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

As the Co founder of TLT Productions one of the gems of the Kranzberg Theater incubator- Lauron was apart of a dynamic duo that brought us shows such as VOICES: Sounds of America, Something Like Godspell, Karmatic, and Beyond the River.

Lauron’s love for production is not limited to theater arts but fashion as well. She has been a brand representative and face for Local fashion houses such as Honeys Child Boutique and Reclaimed Fashion.

What can you expect in a live set from such a multi faceted artist: Poetry, vocals, food for thought, short stories…did we mention a laugh as she shares original work and hosts an all ages open mic.

Come and be delighted by the doll of the city. Enjoy a one woman show you do not want to miss and an open mic graciously hosted by “Thee Lauron Linna’e.”


StitchCast Studio brings together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes.

In Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio, youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.

Available on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify andYoutube.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.