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The Story Stars of Storystar

Check out info on the performers that will grace our stage at the next Storystar & our previous tellers.
Meet Our Tellers
  1. Executive Director
    Freddie Rivas
    Storyteller
    Freddie is a comedian and puppeteer from Toronto. He has performed in festivals across Canada and the United States. His live show Rapp Battlez won a 2013 Canadian Comedy Award.
  2. Executive Director
    Chris Dart
    Storyteller
    Chris Dart is a Toronto-based writer who's written for the Globe, National Post, Vice, Torontoist and CBC Music. He also just got his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and loves his cats and the music of Drake.
  3. Executive Director
    AJ Edmonds
    Storyteller
    Anna Jane (AJ) Edmonds is an emerging leader in the film industry, working in Toronto and Los Angeles as a producer and idea creator for movies with an edge.
  4. Executive Director
    Dan Yashinsky
    Storyteller
    Dan is a storyteller who has performed in festivals around the world. He is also the Festival Director & creator of the Toronto Storytelling Festival
  5. Executive Director
    Gina Granter
    Storyteller
    Gina Granter is a college English teacher, standardized test prep educator, storyteller, occasional stand-up comedian, and annual seamstress of her three daughters’ Halloween costumes.
Past Tellers
  1. Executive Director
    Zebulon Pike
    Storyteller
    Zebulon is a performer and storyteller. His one-person show will be debuting next year.
  2. Executive Director
    Paul Aflalo
    Storyteller
    Paul is a storyteller, filmmaker, an award-winning radio and podcast host & the host of Confabulation in Toronto. He is the founder No More Radio, a podcast network based in Canada.
  3. Executive Director
    Sandra Shamas
    Storyteller
    Sandra is a multi-talented writer, & performer who has performed her one-person shows all over the world
  4. Executive Director
    Sage Tyrtle
    Storyteller
    Sage is the host of "High Stakes Storytelling", teaches at Seneca College & is a national treasure (yes, Erin wrote this)
  5. Executive Director
    Erin Rodgers
    Host
    Erin is the creator of "Awkward", the co-creator of "Dare" & a past producer of the Toronto Storytelling Fest
  6. Executive Director
    Rhiannon Archer
    Storyteller
    Rhiannon is the co-host of the amazing show "Fireside Tales". Her solo show "Life Records" was a hit at the Toronto Fringe.
  1. Executive Director
    Jillian Welsh
    Storyteller
    Jillian is an actor, comedian and storyteller. She recently starred in "Pressgang Storytelling" (Toronto Fringe)
  2. Executive Director
    Faisal Butt
    Storyteller
    Faisal is a stand-up and storyteller. He won Sirius XFM Top Comic 2014.
  3. Executive Director
    Natalie Zed
    Storyteller
    Natalie is a writer, poet and twitter superstar. She is the author of "Doom: Love Poems for Supervillains"
  1. Executive Director
    Robin Sandhu
    Storyteller
    Robin is a business consultant, writer and general delight. He did not write this bio because he is also modest.
  2. Executive Director
    Audra Williams
    Storyteller
    Audra is a writer & internet superstar. She also once managed to get a knitting joke in a Jack Layton speech.
  3. Executive Director
    Lauren Prussky
    Storyteller
    Lauren is a writer & stand-up. She is the co-host & co-producer of the monthly storytelling show "Dare"
  4. Executive Director
    Graham Isadore
    Storyteller
    Graham recently crushed it at the Summerworks Festival. He is the creator & host of "Pressgang Storytelling"