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VILLAGE OF STORYTELLERS: REGENT PARK PROJECT

Storytelling Toronto Invites you to an afternoon of storytelling on Family Day at Daniels Spectrum.

Exhibition

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Day 3

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

To purchase tickets online and register for workshops Click HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

March 23 – Day 3 Schedule

11:00AM - 12:45PM - The lineage of Song: Traditional Newfoundland Ballads - with Mathew Byrne

Matthew Byrne is a singer of traditional ballads from many different places and times. As the product of a singing family from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, his repertoire draws heavily from this tradition. Join Matthew for an informal look at these songs, their histories, and the way they were traditionally sung and shared in Newfoundland.

Location:  COBA Studio 1

NB: Please register early to ensure a place.

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - Grimm Remix: Celerbating the 200th anniversary of the Grimms fairy tale collection 

Location:  COBA Studio 1

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - The Women

Passages: mythical, magical & personal stories, sprinkled with poetry. Harriet Xanthakos, Leah Stinson

Mirrors of the Storyteller’s Journey: Personal Stories and Folktales: Celia Lottridge, Maria Ordonez

Location:  COBA Studio 2

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - Celebrating the Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project

Host: Bruce Carmody

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

BREAK

 

3:30PM - 6:15PM- GRIMM REMIX

Location: COBA Studio 1

  

3:30PM – 6:00PM - THE WOMEN

My Bones Shall Rise Again: Gail Nyoka, Mutamba, Cherokee Women’s Stories: Gayle Ross, Speaking No Evil: Marta Singh

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

3:30PM – 4:30PM - Lives of the Storytellers

Part 1: Jay O’Callahan, Sage Tyrtle

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

4:30PM – 6:00PM - Lives of the Storytellers

Part 2: Ron Evans, Louis Bird

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall

  

SUPPER BREAK

Paintbox Bistro and Paintbox Express are offering special menus for the festival

 

8:00PM – 9:00PM - GRIMM

Kristin Wardetzky telling in German, co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

8:00PM – 9:00PM - Little Redcap and the Story of Grandmother

Marta Singh

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

9:00PM – 10:30PM - Song circle

Matthew Byrne, Lorne Brown

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

9:30PM – 10:30 pm - Bookworm

Corin Raymond

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall

 

Toronto Story Telling Festival - Day 4

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

To purchase tickets online and register for workshops Click HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

March 24 – Day 4Schedule

 

11:00AM - 12:45PM - Festival Brunch

Hosted by Matthew Byrne, Lorne Brown, Sandra Whiting

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

1:00AM – 3:00PM - First Nations myth, legend, oral histories

Told by Ron Evans, Louis Bird, Gayle Ross

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

1:00PM – 3:00PM - THE WOMEN

Filles de Roi: Goldie Spencer

Eve/Lilith: Janice Turner

The Girl Who Became A Boy: Jo Blake Cave

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

1:00PM – 3:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

Manning Up: Hugh Cotton

Black Bones, White Snow: Norman Perrin

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - REGENT PARK STORYTELLERS

Celebrating the Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project

Host: Bruce Carmody

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

BREAK

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - First Nations myth, legend, oral histories

Told by Ron Evans, Louis Bird, Gayle Ross

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

3:30 – 6:00 pm - THE WOMEN

Beyond Longing: Jennifer Cayley

Icelandic Saga: Carol McGirr

Into the Fire: Jo Blake Cave

A Load Off My Chest: Heather Whaley

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

The Voyage of Bran: Judy Caulfield, Jo-Ann Ras, Kirk Weixel

When The End Comes: Bob Sherman

Latinqueermerican – Is Blood Thicker Than Water Rico Rodriguez

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

Shadows of Grimm: Kathie Kompass, Mary Wiggin, Mat Kelly

The Voyage of Sen-Jo: Marylyn Peringer, Jonno Lightstone, Arnaud Boutle

The Handless Maiden: Ruth Danziger, Wendalyn Bartley, Larissa Koniuk

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

Festival

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Day 2

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

Day 2 Schedule

March 22 - Day 2

[caption id="attachment_1999" align="alignleft" width="172"] Marta Singh[/caption]

7:30PM - 9:00PM - 1001 Friday Nights at the Festival : With hosts Howard Kaplan and Dan Yashinsky, featuring Gayle Ross, Jo Blake Cave, Matthew Byrne, Kristin Wardetzky, Jay O’Callahan, Ron Evans, Marta Singh, Jo Kuyvenhoven. 

[caption id="attachment_1998" align="alignright" width="150"] Louis Bird[/caption]

Location : Ada Slaight Hall

Audience: General

 
 
 

 

[caption id="attachment_2035" align="alignleft" width="178"] Eric Michaud[/caption]

 9:30PM - 10:30PM- Liars Contest: Hosted by Eric Michaud – Bring your best exaggerations, tall tales, and outright lies. Eric is the King of the Liars! (This is a bi-lingual event).

There will be a 30-minute intermission – Paintbox Express will be serving snacks, beer/wine, and coffee.

Location: Artscape Lounge

Audience: Adult

 

 

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

Fore more inforation visit  http://www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca/

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Day 3

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

To purchase tickets online and register for workshops Click HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

March 23 – Day 3 Schedule

11:00AM - 12:45PM - The lineage of Song: Traditional Newfoundland Ballads - with Mathew Byrne

Matthew Byrne is a singer of traditional ballads from many different places and times. As the product of a singing family from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, his repertoire draws heavily from this tradition. Join Matthew for an informal look at these songs, their histories, and the way they were traditionally sung and shared in Newfoundland.

Location:  COBA Studio 1

NB: Please register early to ensure a place.

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - Grimm Remix: Celerbating the 200th anniversary of the Grimms fairy tale collection 

Location:  COBA Studio 1

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - The Women

Passages: mythical, magical & personal stories, sprinkled with poetry. Harriet Xanthakos, Leah Stinson

Mirrors of the Storyteller’s Journey: Personal Stories and Folktales: Celia Lottridge, Maria Ordonez

Location:  COBA Studio 2

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - Celebrating the Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project

Host: Bruce Carmody

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

BREAK

 

3:30PM - 6:15PM- GRIMM REMIX

Location: COBA Studio 1

  

3:30PM – 6:00PM - THE WOMEN

My Bones Shall Rise Again: Gail Nyoka, Mutamba, Cherokee Women’s Stories: Gayle Ross, Speaking No Evil: Marta Singh

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

3:30PM – 4:30PM - Lives of the Storytellers

Part 1: Jay O’Callahan, Sage Tyrtle

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

4:30PM – 6:00PM - Lives of the Storytellers

Part 2: Ron Evans, Louis Bird

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall

  

SUPPER BREAK

Paintbox Bistro and Paintbox Express are offering special menus for the festival

 

8:00PM – 9:00PM - GRIMM

Kristin Wardetzky telling in German, co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

8:00PM – 9:00PM - Little Redcap and the Story of Grandmother

Marta Singh

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

9:00PM – 10:30PM - Song circle

Matthew Byrne, Lorne Brown

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

9:30PM – 10:30 pm - Bookworm

Corin Raymond

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall

 

Toronto Story Telling Festival - Day 4

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

To purchase tickets online and register for workshops Click HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

March 24 – Day 4Schedule

 

11:00AM - 12:45PM - Festival Brunch

Hosted by Matthew Byrne, Lorne Brown, Sandra Whiting

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

1:00AM – 3:00PM - First Nations myth, legend, oral histories

Told by Ron Evans, Louis Bird, Gayle Ross

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

1:00PM – 3:00PM - THE WOMEN

Filles de Roi: Goldie Spencer

Eve/Lilith: Janice Turner

The Girl Who Became A Boy: Jo Blake Cave

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

1:00PM – 3:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

Manning Up: Hugh Cotton

Black Bones, White Snow: Norman Perrin

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM - REGENT PARK STORYTELLERS

Celebrating the Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project

Host: Bruce Carmody

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

 

BREAK

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - First Nations myth, legend, oral histories

Told by Ron Evans, Louis Bird, Gayle Ross

Location: Artscape Lounge

 

3:30 – 6:00 pm - THE WOMEN

Beyond Longing: Jennifer Cayley

Icelandic Saga: Carol McGirr

Into the Fire: Jo Blake Cave

A Load Off My Chest: Heather Whaley

Location: COBA Studio 2

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

The Voyage of Bran: Judy Caulfield, Jo-Ann Ras, Kirk Weixel

When The End Comes: Bob Sherman

Latinqueermerican – Is Blood Thicker Than Water Rico Rodriguez

Location: COBA Studio 1

 

3:30PM – 6:00PM - EXPLORATIONS

Shadows of Grimm: Kathie Kompass, Mary Wiggin, Mat Kelly

The Voyage of Sen-Jo: Marylyn Peringer, Jonno Lightstone, Arnaud Boutle

The Handless Maiden: Ruth Danziger, Wendalyn Bartley, Larissa Koniuk

Location: Ada Slaight Hall

Performance

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Opening Night - Day 1

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

 Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE

March 21 - Day 1 Schedule

 

Part 1 - 7:30PM Touching Canada: A performance by great American storyteller Jay O'Callahan

[caption id="attachment_2019" align="alignright" width="140"] Sandra Shamas[/caption]

Part 2 - 9:00PM - Alec Gelcer Memorial Concert. Because God Loves Stories: Featuring Sandra Shamas, one of Canada's funniest and most moving performers, with music by great Jazz/Klezmer guitarist Brian Katz.

There will be an intermission - Paintbox cafe will be serving snacks, beer/wine and coffee.

Audience: Adult

 

 

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

Poetry / Spoken Word

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Opening Night - Day 1

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

 Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE

March 21 - Day 1 Schedule

 

Part 1 - 7:30PM Touching Canada: A performance by great American storyteller Jay O'Callahan

[caption id="attachment_2019" align="alignright" width="140"] Sandra Shamas[/caption]

Part 2 - 9:00PM - Alec Gelcer Memorial Concert. Because God Loves Stories: Featuring Sandra Shamas, one of Canada's funniest and most moving performers, with music by great Jazz/Klezmer guitarist Brian Katz.

There will be an intermission - Paintbox cafe will be serving snacks, beer/wine and coffee.

Audience: Adult

 

 

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

Workshop

Toronto Storytelling Festival - Opening Night - Day 1

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

 Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE

March 21 - Day 1 Schedule

 

Part 1 - 7:30PM Touching Canada: A performance by great American storyteller Jay O'Callahan

[caption id="attachment_2019" align="alignright" width="140"] Sandra Shamas[/caption]

Part 2 - 9:00PM - Alec Gelcer Memorial Concert. Because God Loves Stories: Featuring Sandra Shamas, one of Canada's funniest and most moving performers, with music by great Jazz/Klezmer guitarist Brian Katz.

There will be an intermission - Paintbox cafe will be serving snacks, beer/wine and coffee.

Audience: Adult

 

 

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at debra@rpni.ca. There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

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