“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
June 14, 8 PM: Stories You Have Never Heard Before
Join storytellers Sarah Abu-Sharar and Sage Tyrtle for two stories you have never heard before.
First, Sage Tyrtle tells “Snow Queen in North Korea” – weaving together the folktale Snow Queen with real history from 1970s North Korea. The eerie parallels in the two stories are highlighted, while giving the audience a chance to understand the naive hopefulness of both the Robber Girl (Snow Queen) and Kim Jong-Il (North Korea).
Then, acclaimed storyteller Sarah Abu-Sharar tells “A Day Like Any Other” – the story of an honour killing of a 16 year old girl, that took place in the Hebron Hills more than 160 years ago. The story focuses on the strong stance one man took for the girl after her death and the generosity of Bedouins who took him in. The story takes place in Palestine and Jordan. This is a family story shaped and told by Sarah Abu-Sharar.
“Your storytelling was a tour de force and the characters became so alive in my imagination. Thank you for showing us another way to tell stories.” – June Brown, storyteller
June 26, 7:30 PM: Raw Storytelling
I will be hosting Raw Storytelling on June 26. What’s the show about? 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.
Social Capital Theatre
154 Danforth (just east of Broadview)
June 30, 8 PM: Old Words
Monthly storytelling variety show with comics, poets and musicians sharing stories of love.
Pay What You Can
Free Times Cafe
320 College (just west of Spadina)
July 3, 7:30 PM: Confabulation
Confabulation Toronto brings you stories of the season, the people and the places we long for with, Summer Love.
The stories at Confabulation are are honest accounts told without notes, props, or gimmicks. The show is inspired by a millennia of oral tradition history, and hopes to encourage the practice and art of storytelling in this contemporary world. Produced by actor and comedian Matt Goldberg and his brilliant team of producers, co-hosts and storytellers, Confabulation brings you a showcase of unique, true tales told live by people.
All kinds of people.
Doctors. Boxers. Students. Grandmas. You.
And hopefully, everybody.
Tickets: $8 in advance, buy here ($10 at the door)
1184 Bloor Street West (west of Dufferin)
July 5 – 8: Storytellers of Canada Annual Conference
I will be giving a 2 1/2 hour Story Structure Workshop at the annual conference. The 2018 Conference is offering several programming choices for the afternoons of Friday and Saturday with a 30 minute refreshment break both days. For each day, you can pre-select EITHER two 90 minute sessions each afternoon, OR one 150 minute session each afternoon. To help make your decision, look through the conference program first for more details on the artists and sessions. Select your preferred session within the time slots. Remember: the later you register, the fewer choices there will be as when sessions fill up they will no longer be available to select.
Register for the Conference
July 10, 8 PM: Storystar
Toronto’s Best Storytellers, Telling Toronto’s Best Stories. Vulnerability, Hilarity and Stories with Heart!
Social Capital Theatre
154 Danforth Avenue (2nd floor)
August 10, 5 PM: Folktales at the Thorncliffe Park Market
Folktales for children of all ages at the Thorncliffe Park Market. The Market runs all summer, every Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM – join us for community, fun, and delicious food!
RV Burgess Park
46 Thorncliffe Park Drive (take the 81 bus from Pape Station)
September 16, 8 PM: Plundercats, The Musical
True stories hijacked by Toronto’s best comedians – IN SONG! More info coming soon.