Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering Queerness in Story - SIGNATURE SERIES
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering Queerness in Story - SIGNATURE SERIES

A traditional European folk tale of a young girl's coming of age becomes the story of her coming out. The Biblical tale of David and Jonathan portrays a devotion deeper than friendship. Greek myths illustrate that gender is not set in stone. Storytellers Eden Nameri and Lynn Torrie reveal how they unearthed these stories, why they are so scarce, and what makes them queer.     

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Stories of an Immigrant Child - SIGNATURE SERIES
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Stories of an Immigrant Child - SIGNATURE SERIES

Luminous storyteller, Anna Kerz, has been called “one of the treasures of the Canadian storytelling movement”. Her stories of growing up as an immigrant child in Toronto in the 50’s and 60’s, starting with a rooming house on Kensington Ave. at the edge of what was then known as The Jewish Market, touch the heart with their emotional depth, gentle humour, and wisdom.

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Tales From The Book of Swords
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Tales From The Book of Swords

Discover the secret of Salome’s fatal dance, follow Mata Hari as she prepares for her final performance, experience the birth of an unexpected monster from a desert rose, and dive into the mysterious seductive powers of the belly dance. Evolution Theatre and Ottawa StoryTellers present Tales From The Book of Swords, stories in which women reveal, and become, their secret selves.

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Dracula, A Tale of Blood and Darkness - SIGNATURE SERIES
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Dracula, A Tale of Blood and Darkness - SIGNATURE SERIES

Peer into the shadows with Dean Verger’s telling of the chilling, classic tale of Dracula, an ancient darkness that descends upon the living and the naively courageous who trust in the light of love and loyalty. This version of the original 1897 story by Bram Stoker will be accompanied by 16th century music on the mandolin, played by the storyteller himself.

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From the Mountains to the Sea: Family stories from Palestine spanning 150 years - SIGNATURE SERIES
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

From the Mountains to the Sea: Family stories from Palestine spanning 150 years - SIGNATURE SERIES

The story of an honour killing of a sixteen-year old shepherdess in the Hebron Hills spans 70 years and finds a connection with a four-year-old boy (father of the storyteller Sarah Abusarar). A poetic tribute to an ancient land and its people, the shepherdess’ story opens the way into a collection of tales told by that father. His childhood stories about growing up in Palestine at the start of the occupation are stories of child poverty, childhood resistance, and refugees.

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Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women - SIGNATURE SERIES
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women - SIGNATURE SERIES

Late in the 14th century, thirty pilgrims on their way to Canterbury engaged in a game of tale-telling. Though this was a time of plague and war, Chaucer’s pilgrims didn’t tell stories about those evils. Instead, most of their stories showed how, one way or another, women were the root of all of men’s troubles. 

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Colonnade Pizza Restaurant (280 Metcalfe St) at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

*Note the date change*

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Colonnade Pizza Restaurant (280 Metcalfe St) at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

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Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. The secret to telling a good story is to learn some of the basics and practice them. You can gain knowledge and confidence in our two-day workshop, Welcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

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Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. The secret to telling a good story is to learn some of the basics and practice them. You can gain knowledge and confidence in our two-day workshop, Welcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Colonnade Pizza Restaurant (280 Metcalfe St) at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Colonnade Pizza Restaurant (280 Metcalfe St) at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

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June (un)told: Stage Fright (Fringe Edition)
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

June (un)told: Stage Fright (Fringe Edition)

To sign up to tell your story on the theme of "Stage Fright", send your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be 7 minutes or shorter, and told without notes, costumes or props.

No story? No problem – just sit back and enjoy the sweet mix of spontaneity, humour, and occasional outrageousness that makes (un)told so special.

Admission is FREE!

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Celebrate! Life Changing Stories
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Celebrate! Life Changing Stories

Celebrate the art and tradition storytelling with us. This showcase features a collection of guest storytellers sharing life-changing tales. The event launches our 2018 fundraising campaign. Help us to continue presenting great shows in great spaces, promoting the art of storytelling, offering workshops, and connecting with the national story telling community. 

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