Next show! Tues May 30th, Ft AHI, Paul Hutcheson & Ted Morris!

11 May

2017 TSTLTO May 30th

We’re BACK! And maybe by then it won’t be totally bloody freezing outside!
Facebook Event Page for RSVPs: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113257268817883

Tues May 30th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm

FREE ENTRY

Featuring stories from:

Ted Morris
Justyna Szarek
Talib Hussain
AHI (musician)
Paul Hutcheson

The show is a really lovely night, friendly and warm. There is a 20 minute interval, but quite a few people come on their own with a book or something, so if you fancy doing that, you won’t be the only one.

If you want to come early and grab some food, The Lakeview diner (est 1932) is a few steps away, with the best shakes (I love banana-vanilla) and sweet potato fries in Toronto. Or the Garrison now has organic delicious hot dogs – including vegan ones! Including VEGAN CORN DOGS!

FREE ENTRY

To join our very infrequent mailing list, go to http://yym.ca/tstl1

SEE YOU ON TUES MAY 30th

xMarsha

Links for last show – and SAVE THE DATE – May 30th!

29 Mar

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SWEET FRIENDS!
Thank you for coming along last night. What a show!!! Next one is Tues May 30th, pop it in your calendar.
Here are links as promised:
Toronto Storytelling Festival runs until the end of the weekend:
Both Karima Amin and Charlotte Blake Alston have more shows coming up!
Saryn Caister (hospital adventure)’s radio show and podcast is called The Green Majority, and you can hear it/learn more/watch cartoons here:
Shannon Mullen (Arctic Basketball team) has a blog about teaching and travelling that you can find here: https://shannonmullen.me
You can learn more about Charlotte Blake Alston (children giving each other non-money gifts) here:
Erin Rodgers‘ show Tough is being directed by me, and I PROMISE you’ll hear more about it when we have another show. in the meantime, she runs an EXCELLENT show called Storystar, and has interesting interviews about stories on her site: storystarshow.com
Finally, Karima Amin (New, Blue Car; Ant & grasshopper) you can find HERE:
I mentioned No Lights No Lycra Toronto – it’s every Monday, 7.20pm at Dovercourt house. Join the FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1374770642847403/?ref=br_rs
THANK YOU for all coming!! See you May 30th!

Sat March 25th, Marsha directs Erin Rodgers’ show TOUGH

23 Mar

While our next True Stories (Told Live) Toronto show is this coming Tues 28th, just before you can come and see the PREMIERE of my (Marsha)(TSTLTO’s Producer & Host)’s DIRECTORIAL DEBUT!

1 ERIN ffffffffff

I am directing Erin Rodgers hilarious and very charming show “Tough”. We’re taking it to the Winnipeg Fringe, but first, debuting it in Toronto this weekend!

It’s a true storytelling show about the summer Erin decided to stop being a wuss. She held a snake, rode a rollercoaster*, asked a lady out and… went to Oasis sex club. With some not very sexy* results.

Come along this Saturday! It’s 6.30pm for 7 at D-Beatstro, Bloor and Lansdowne. Details here: http://www.blogto.com/events/tough-premiere/
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149709335154810/

*child’s
*this part is the bit that makes me CRY with awkward laughter.

 

(And come see the next True Stories (Told Live) Toronto this coming Tues 28th @ The Garrison – details in the post below)

Next show! Tues March 28th, as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival

11 Mar

TSTL March 17

Some very special guests for True Stories Toronto at the Toronto Storytelling Festival!!

Facebook  Event Page for RSVPs: https://www.facebook.com/events/233909193683760

Tues March 28th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm

FREE ENTRY

Featuring stories from:

Charlotte Blake Alston (Philadelphia),
Karima Amin (Buffalo)
Shannon Mullen,
Saryn Caister and
Sarah Dinn

The show is a really lovely night, friendly and warm. There is a 20 minute interval, but quite a few people come on their own with a book or something, so if you fancy doing that, you won’t be the only one.

If you want to come early and grab some food, The Lakeview diner (est 1932) is a few steps away, with the best shakes (I love banana-vanilla) and sweet potato fries in Toronto.

FREE ENTRY

To get a reminder of the show, join our very infrequent mailing list, here: yym.ca/tstlto1

SEE YOU ON TUES MARCH 28th

Marsha

 

Save the date! Tue March 28th, plus links from Feb

28 Feb
Next show is Tues March 28th, part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival! More details as they come.
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THANK YOU to everyone who came for the Feb show – what an ASTONISHING audience you were!!!
 
Here are links as promised:
 
Tom Hobson (Sex Genius) is on Twitter, @meisatom: https://twitter.com/meisatom
 
David Keystone (Snaps and Guatemala) is on youtube here: Www.youtube.com/davekeystone
and on Snapchat (SNAPS!) here: Www.snapchat.com/add/davekeystone
 
Also, check out his AMAZING series KidsOn, where he asks kids dating advice. It’s adorable and hilarious. Here:
 
Find Kat Lucas‘s excellent band Toy Daggers here:
 
And Rhiannon Archer (Feb 29th bday) is here: http://www.rhiannonarcher.com
 
Also, Rhiannon is running a full-day storytelling workshop you should go to! Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/178063296018382
 
All the details for the Toronto Storytelling Festival are here: http://www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca
 
Finally, come and join our infrequent mailing list, here: http://yym.ca/tstlto1
 
Next show, Tues March 28th! See you there! 🙂

NEXT SHOW THIS TUESDAY! 28th Feb, 2017

22 Feb

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Come and cosy into the Garrison for some powerful true stories!

Facebook event here – please RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/351936385206705

Please join our Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/truestoriestoronto

Tues Feb 28th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm

FREE ENTRY

Featuring stories from:

Tom Hobson
Kat Lucas
Colleen Diamond
David Keystone
Rhiannon Archer,

Plus a short set from the brains behind STUPIDHEAD: a musical Comedy

**Trigger Warning for story #4**
A heads-up that story #4  – the one after the break – contains content that might be upsetting. I’ll warn you again on the night, but the story comes after the break, so you can slip into the back room for that one.

The show is a really lovely night, friendly and warm. There is a 20 minute interval, but quite a few people come on their own with a book or something, so if you fancy doing that, you won’t be the only one.

If you want to come early and grab some food, The Lakeview diner (est 1932) is a few steps away, with the best shakes (I love banana-vanilla) and sweet potato fries in Toronto. Also, The Garrison has tacos. TACOS.

FREE ENTRY

To join our very infrequent mailing list, go to: http://yym.ca/tstlto1

SEE YOU ON TUES FEB 28th – as in THIS Tuesday!

Marsha

Save the date: Tue Feb 28th & Links from last show

1 Feb

Our next show will be Tues Feb 28th @ The Garrison – more details soon!

In the meantime, THANK YOU to everyone who came down for the first show of the year – there were so many of you! And you were SUCH an amazing audience!!

Here are links from all the amazing storytellers, and other shows coming up, as promised:

Jonathan Ramoutar and Steve Iarushi (first concert; mosh pit) are in a band called Dunebug – find them on bandcamp here:
https://dunebug.bandcamp.com/album/dunebug-ep

Dan Mossip-Balkwill told the story about protesting at Standing Rock. The Tribal Council have asked us to protect waterways close to us, so we collected money (I’ll let you know how much when I count it!) for Grassy Narrows – contaminated water on Native Land, where people can’t afford *not to eat the Mercury-poisoned fish. Please donate (and find out more) here:
http://freegrassy.net

Chris Graham (reading to his mother) teaches people how to tell stories, here:
http://www.tellpeople.ca

Amy Cunningham (cockroach and news from her brother) runs an EXCELLENT comedy show every Monday at the The Office Pub on John St., called Hard Day Comedy. Find it here:
https://www.facebook.com/harddaycomedy
(and don’t forget to click “see first” under the “following” tab)

And me, Marsha (singing, dying granny) help people tell stories, do talks on stage and run workshops for companies and organisations, and blog with tips on how to tell stories and talk to people, over at
http://yesyesmarsha.com

OTHER SHOWS:

Tonight (Weds) is Confabulation (TO) presents: The Shortest Story – where Toronto’s best storytellers each tell stories that last only 2 minutes! Including loads of True Stories Toronto faves like Graham Isador, Rhiannon Archer, Erin Rodgers, Shawn Hogan and Jillian Welsh
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801774610074945/
(All proceeds from the show will be donated to Planned Parenthood)

TOMORROW (Thursday) NIGHT: Stories of Ours in Regent Park.
This bi-monthly show hosts immigrant stories and is INCREDIBLE. I guarantee you’ll hear things you never knew about and will feel richer for. In our current, terrifying political climate, this feels more important than ever. And, it’s PWYC! And they have snacks! Here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1022687581210700/
@ Dundas St E and Parliament

And next Weds, Raconteurs Storytelling – “Reading & Writing” is back at Tranzac Club!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1562911033735369/

Finally, a couple of people were asking me about Storytelling workshops. While I run them for companies and organisations (email me if you want to know more! marsha@yesyesmarsha.com), if you’re an individual wanting to do a storytelling workshop, I HIGHLY recommend Sage Tyrtle’s 7 week workshop. I’m doing it right now, and it’s RAD! Get on her mailing list to find out when the next one is happening:
https://tyrtle.com/free-storytelling-tips-from-sage-tyrtle/

Thank you again for coming out last night! WHAT A SHOW!!!

Next show Tues Feb 28th. If you want a reminder a week or two before and then on the day, sign up to the very infrequent email list, here: yym.ca/tstlto1

xxxMarsh