“Sage Tyrtle’s stories are drawn from the deep bittersweet – much laughter, many tears. She could make you laugh on a tour bus to Hell.” – Dan Yashinsky, storyteller, founder Toronto Storytelling Festival
February 22: Raw Storytelling Toronto
At Raw Storytelling Toronto we love stories about funny things that happened to us, but we’re really about the big things that happened to us, the things that make us vulnerable, the things that make us…Raw, if you will.
Stories make up our lives. They shape our lives and change our lives. We’re here for that experience and hope you will join us on our storytelling journey.
61 Ossington Ave. (just north of Queen)
February 27: True Stories Toronto 5th Anniversary
We’re celebrating our fifth birthday by bringing back some of our FAVOURITE stories and storytellers. Featuring Paul Hutcheson, Sage Tyrtle, Graham Isador, Rhiannon Archer, Zebulon Pike, Erin Rodgers, Kevin Breathnac, Dave Keystone and more!
March 3, 7:30 PM: High Stakes Storytelling
True stories that matter, curated by Sage Tyrtle. Featuring Erin Kang, Ben Soper, Priyam Brahmbhatt, and Juma Perez.
192 Spadina (just north of Queen)
March 20, 7:30 PM: When Strangers Come Knocking at the Door
In a time when some prefer to build walls instead of bridges, Mariella Bertelli brings together an ensemble of storytellers to explore how we welcome – or not – the strangers who come to our borders, our homes, and our hearts. Featuring: Mariella Bertelli, Eric Borrias (Holland), Aubrey Davis, Donna Dudinsky, Judith Liberman (Turkey), Laura Simms (USA), Sage Tyrtle. Music by Marco Cera. Directed by Mariella Bertelli.
tickets $20 – buy here
Spadina Theatre at Alliance Française de Toronto
24 Spadina Rd. (just north of Bloor)
March 22, 1:30 PM: 2 Hour Workshop with Marsha Shandur
How do you tell your own stories, in a way that captivates your audience – and feels comfortable to you? Leaders in the Toronto True Storytelling scene, Sage Tyrtle (High Stakes Storytelling) and Marsha Shandur (True Stories Told Live Toronto) use warmth, humour, and their deep understanding of the medium to show you how, with step-by-step instructions. No storytelling experience necessary.
ticket price varies – buy here
Centre for Social Innovation – Annex
720 Bathurst Street (just south of Bloor)
March 24, 2 PM: Remixed Fairy Tales
Want to hear some fairytales that echo what life is REALLY like? Discover a mermaid that gets her wish without abandoning her values, how to deal with your parents’ divorce if you’re a Princess, and what it is the Snow Queen has to do with North Korea. Marsha Shandur, Marilla Wex and Sage Tyrtle reimagine three well-known traditional stories into versions you’ll love to pass on to your kids.
76 Wychwood Ave. (just south of St. Clair)
May 10: High Stakes Storytelling
More information coming soon.