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Storytelling Open Mic (Bi Arts Festival)

Sunday September 22nd // 1:00pm – 2:30pm  // PWYC (Suggested $5.00) No one will be turned away!

 

BI ARTS FESTIVAL STORYTELLING OPEN MIC
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1:00PM TO 2:30PM
with host Erin Rodgers and special guest teller E.C. Marcon
BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE, 12 ALEXANDER ST.
~PWYC~ at the door (suggested $5, nobody turned away.)

Everyone has a story to tell! Bring your sweet, angry, bold and curious self to our first storytelling Open Mic. First time tellers are particularly welcome. (We are also running a workshop on September 11th for those new to storytelling, see https://www.facebook.com/events/407703586517465/ for details on how to join us!)

Our special guest storyteller is E.C. Marcon, who will share an excerpt from their longer work, Shrill Kessel’s Menagerie: Tall Tales From The Urban Jungle.

One dark and stormy night, an overweight raccoon was sprinkled with magic hot dog water and transformed into an overweight lady and Shrill Kessel was born. Armed with a raccoon’s knowledge of Toronto oddities and the ferocious lip-sync and storytelling skills of a faux-queen, Shrill is here to celebrate and share the truly bonkers history of our fair city. In Shrill Kessel’s Menagerie, writer, podcaster, and performer E.C. Marcon will take us on a journey through Toronto’s turbulent history with its urban wildlife. From the thrilling escape of the High Park capybaras to the enduring mystery of the Queen’s Quay whale, Shrill will tell tall tales of white squirrels, dead raccoons, and badly behaved trumpeter swans through lip-syncs, monologues, and woefully inept interpretive dance.

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ABOUT E.C. MARCON ~ BIO COMING SOON

ABOUT ERIN ~ Erin has worked with organizations such as UNIFOR, the Ontario Federation of Labour, Engineers Canada and others as well as doing private coaching for individuals wishing to connect strongly with audiences for speeches, presentations and keynotes.

She has created and presented original storytelling webinars, presented keynotes and been the secret weapon for clients hoping to make original, shareable content, by helping them shape, present and film their stories.

She is the proud creator of storytelling shows Storystar and Awkward. Awkward was featured in Torontoist, The Varsity and Macleans Magazine, and was declared one of Toronto’s top monthly comedy shows by Splitsider Magazine.

As a performer and storyteller Erin has performed across Canada and in the US. In the summer of 2017 she performed her one-person storytelling show Tough in The Toronto Storytelling Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe. Her true stories have been featured on Bell Fibe TV’s Raconteurs and in the anthology Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors.