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  1. Interviews with Storystars: Megan Phillips
    05 Feb, 2018
    Interviews with Storystars: Megan Phillips
    Megan Phillips is a brilliant storyteller and the creator/performer of incredible solo shows. She has spent the last 5 years touring various shows across the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit with shows such as Periscope, Not Enough, and Breaking Velocity.
  2. Interviews with Storystars: Scott Glazier of Speakeasy Tattoo
    21 Apr, 2017
    Interviews with Storystars: Scott Glazier of Speakeasy Tattoo
    Scott Glazier aka S.H.G., is a fine artist and tattoo artist. Having no formal training, S.H.G. credits several influential artists, his own dedication and his love for sailing to fuel his inspiration, influence and training– likening the movement within his work to the energy and wind harnessed by a ship’s sails. This natural flow translates into a sense of artistic permanence and nurtures his belief that every mark made, particularly in line drawings, is meant to be a part of the piece.
  3. Photo by Mindy Tucker
    10 Mar, 2017
    Interviews with Storystars: Josh Gondelman
    Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian. You've seen him on Conan (TBS), and the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper (it's incredible, and one of Erin's favorite albums) debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart).  He won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Last Week Tonight.  Your standup is full of amazing and hilarious stories.  Have stories always been a
  4. Andrea Gibbs TedxPerth 2015
    03 Mar, 2017
    Interviews with Storystars: Andrea Gibbs of Barefaced Stories
    Andrea Gibbs is an Australian comedian, actress, TEDx presenter and a radio presenter for ABC on "Weekends with Andrea Gibbs". She is also the co-creator of Barefaced Stories. She and co-creator Kerry O’Sullivan were described as “the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of Australian storytelling” – Richard Fidler (ABC Radio) What originally drew you to storytelling? Finding the funny in my own personal stories has been my method for generating original stand-up for years - so moving into
  5. Interviews with Storystars: Sandra Shamas
    30 Jan, 2017
    Interviews with Storystars: Sandra Shamas
    Sandra Shamas is a multi-talented writer and performer.  She has acted with Second City and Theatresports, and worked as a puppeteer on the children's series Fraggle Rock before creating and performing her own shows. Her show, "My Boyfriend's Back and There's Gonna Be Laundry" was a smash hit at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Theshow, and it's sequels have been performed across Canada, The US and overseas. Sandra has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, and The Stephen Leacock Award
  6. Photo byt Mindy Tucker
    09 Jan, 2017
    Interviews with Storystars: Margot Leitman
    An interview with Margot Leitman, an award-winning storyteller, author of the best-selling book “Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need” and “Gawky, Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase.”
  7. Interviews with Storystars: Robin Gelfenbien
    19 Dec, 2016
    Interviews with Storystars: Robin Gelfenbien
    Robin Gelfenbien is the Host and Creator of the live storytelling show and podcast, Yum’s the Word, that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named one of the “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” by CBS and a Time Out New York Comedy Critic’s Pick. Check out the show's awesome podcast. As a comedic storyteller, she's appeared at The Moth, RISK!, Mortified and more and hosted a show at the Kennedy Center.  Robin was a Featured Speaker at New York Social Media Week for a
  8. Interviews with Story Stars: Sage Tyrtle
    07 Nov, 2016
    Interviews with Story Stars: Sage Tyrtle
    Sage Tyrtle  is  a professional storyteller who has been featured on the CBC and NPR. She teaches The Art of Storytelling at Seneca College and Second City.  She is a national treasure. Do yourself a favour and go to her website right now and sign up for her newsletter full of amazing tips .  ​ The name of your show is "High Stakes". What makes a story a high stakes one? Does it always have to be something dangerous? In a high stakes story, something important needs to be
  9. Interviews with Story Stars: Kevin Allison of Risk!
    24 Oct, 2016
    Interviews with Story Stars: Kevin Allison of Risk!
    Kevin Allison is a comedic writer and actor. He is most widely known for his work as a member of The State, a legendary sketch program on MTV.  Or at least, that's what he was most widely known for until he created the uncensored weekly audio podcast RISK!, a storytelling show "where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share." There is also a monthly live show in New York City and Los Angeles. The show regularly ranks on the top ten lists of podcasts on iTunes and gets
  10. Credit: Jen Maler
    10 Oct, 2016
    Interviews with Story Stars: Janine Brito
    Here at Storystar we are a wee bit obsessed with stories and the art of telling them. That's why we're so excited to introduce our new interview series where we talk to some of our favorite storytellers about their process, tips, tricks and what makes a great story. It's like the Wizard of Oz letting you see behind the curtain, minus the commute. Our first interview is with an incredible stand-up, writer and storyteller (and one of our heroes) JANINE BRITO.