Storytelling

The Win At Life Mega Expo

Faisal Butt, Amish Patel & Morgan O'shea

Want to live the life you have always dreamed of? Need help staying motivated? Join us at the Win At Life Mega Expo where our accomplished speakers will give you tips on Love, Health and Money. We guarantee your life will be improved. (Individual results may vary.)


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Olive: A Culinary Landscape

Sarah Haley

A long time ago, my family grew up amongst olive groves and remnants of antiquity. Now, all these years later, I am no longer sure what my connection is to that land so far away. With little more than food to connect me, one of the only ways I can learn about my story is through recipes. It’s a cooking show with an identity crisis and free food. What’s not to love?


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My Good Friend Jay

Montana Adams

Sitting on the Ontario, Quebec and New York State corners, a young indian mulls on the border happenings in Akwesasne, her home reserve. Not quite sovereign to completion, yet still independent in its own right, her home has constantly faced political conundrums and questions that attack its very nationhood- along with her everyday life.


 

 

This show Discusses illegal activities
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I Think I’m Dead

Al Lafrance

Ever wonder what happens to your brain when you’re sleep-deprived? I Think I’m Dead is a maniacal monologue about an insomniac’s survivalist journey. From obsessing over movies to attempting professional wrestling, with some near-death experiences in between, this show is a non-stop storytelling thrillride unlike any other. Created & performed by 2x Just For Laughs Award-winner Al Lafrance.


 

 

This show Contains discussions of extreme mental health issues.
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THE WALK IN THE SNOW: the true story of Lise Meitner

jem rolls

Physicist, fugitive, pioneer.
On Christmas Eve 1938, two refugees from the Nazis walk out into the Swedish snow.
Sat on a tree-trunk, they make a shocking scientific discovery. And the world changes forever.
From the creator of THE INVENTOR OF ALL THINGS: ★★★★★ CBC, ★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press, ★★★★★ Edmonton Journal. Best of Fest, Ottawa Fringe 2017.
“I will have nothing to do with a bomb”.


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Destiny, USA

Laura Anne Harris

When Laura moves from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America. Gaining her first job as a relay operator for the deaf and hard of hearing reveals the hidden humanity of the American people.

“If you are searching for a relief from modern cynicism and despair, look no further than Destiny U.S.A.” – The Ubyssey

“Harris commands the stage”- Theatre Addicts


Destiny, USA integrates ASL (featuring deaf actors) and closed captioning.


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Scaredy Cat

Carlyn Rhamey

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (The ADHD Project, SAOR) returns with tons of new comedic tales of being afraid…of everything. From the things that go bump in the night to scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, everything in the water, her job, wrinkles, death, FOMO, sleepovers, dinosaurs, glitter, cheese graters, first graders, ghosts, the cover of Goosebumps novels and…her mother. Scaredy Cat explores a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship as childhood fears transition into real life big girl fears, and what it could all possibly mean.

2018 Hamilton Encore Festival Pick
2017 Ottawa Emerging Artist Award, The ADHD Project

“A ONE-WOMAN THEATRICAL HURRICANE” – View Magazine, SAOR
“A TALENTED STORYTELLER, WITH A GREAT SENSE OF COMIC TIMING” – Edmonton Journal, The ADHD Project
“A FANTASTIC PHYSICAL PERFORMER” – Apt613, SAOR
“I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, WHAT A STORYTELLER” – Steel City Girl, The ADHD Project


 

 

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I AM THE MOST UNFEELING DOCTOR IN THE WORLD (AND OTHER TRUE TALES FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM)

Melissa Yuan-Innes

Birth, blood & bodies

Have you ever shoved a breathing tube down a man’s throat?
Helped deliver a stranger’s baby?
Hit the OR because someone jumped off a bridge?
If so, awesome. If not—or if you want to compare notes—join Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, MD, master of disaster and mistress of distress, for hilarious and heartbreaking true tales of control vs. chaos, based on her popular book of essays, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World.
More at www.myi.ninja, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MelissaYiYuanInnes/), and Twitter (@dr_sassy).

Created with support from Ottawa’s Emerging Creators Unit and the Open Doors Mentorship Program.

“A hilariously honest look at life in the emergency room. It’s everything you wanted to ask your doctors, but never had the courage to ask. Melissa finds humour in some of life’s darkest moments and examines how a life in medicine can shape your perspective. It’ll make you want to hug you doctor the next time you see them, but don’t forget to sterilize!” Catherine Ballachey, GCTC Front of House and Education Services Manager/Artist Liaison

“Very refreshing, fun, and playful. Some doctor interactions are strictly clinical, almost like math, in and out. Seeing Melissa joke around makes it not so scary when I go for a Pap.” Amanda Logan, Co-founder, Toasted Theatre Company



This show is Relentlessly honest and therefore not for the faint of heart or stomach. Minimal & strictly voluntary audience participation.
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Perfect Date

Sam Pomerant

What is a Perfect Date? Is it a movie and dinner? Is it a night at the Met Gala? Is it March 14th? In a world where he is getting increasingly desperate for love, watch Sam Pomerant unwrap his dating past to hopefully find a love-filled present. Who knows, maybe this will all lead to a life filled with love or at the very least one Perfect Date.


This show contains Some innuendo sexual allusions as well as occasional swear words
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Dammit, Jim! I’m a Comedienne, Not a Doctor!

Polly Esther

An innocent suggestion of watching Star Trek: The Next Generation for the first time quickly turned into obsessively delving into the entire Star Trek universe.

Every series. Every season. Every film.
Then came the Las Vegas convention.

These are the voyages of Polly Esther, her ongoing mission to explore this strange new world and how this universe has helped her boldly go forward in her journey as a recovering alcoholic.

2018 Orlando Fringe Award Winner!

“Polly Esther is immensely likeable.” – Orlando Sentinel
“Dammit, Jim! is admirably open and honest.” – Orlando Weekly
“A testament to the power of storytelling, beating the odds, acceptance, and an obsession with Tribbles.” – Peter Michael Marino, SOLOCOM NYC


 

 

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