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About (un)toldottawa

(un)told is a monthly Ottawa event featuring original stories told live. Candid and heartfelt, whimsical and extraordinary, (un)told features authentic stories told in an intimate setting without notes, sets, or props. Each show starts with a theme. An ensemble of tellers – anyone who has an inkling to tell a story, regardless of experience – explores the theme, often in unexpected ways. This isn’t stand-up, pontification, or abstract performance art. The stories are reflective and enlightening and have never been told in this way before. It’s like getting together with our most enigmatic and introspective friends to connect through the spoken word. (un)told happens the fourth Monday of most months in Ottawa.

Mainstage show: You, Me, and the World Makes 3

Montreal’s Confabulation (stories, true as we can tell them) and Ottawa StoryTellers’ (un)told (original stories, told live) join forces to present three tales, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. These true, personal stories about how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world we live in … Continue reading

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Special feature presentation: She Speaks…

November 25: She Speaks… Join us for an Ottawa StoryTellers (un)told special feature presentation and open workshop. Showcasing new works by a roster of all-female storytellers both established and emerging, these remarkable women have compelling tales to tell. Jacqui Du Toit dives into the untold … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Storytelling at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival

If you’ve already picked up your copy of the 2005 Ottawa Fringe program, you may have noticed something. There’s a LOT of storytelling going on. In fact, 18 of the 56 shows taking place—one-third of Fringe shows!—have been classified by … Continue reading

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Full line-up announced for our special edition Fringe show!

As we hope you’ve heard by now, our next monthly open mic is a little different this June. For starters, it’s at a different venue from usual: we’ll be a few blocks away at Club SAW, at 67 Nicholas Street. … Continue reading

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More storytelling

Looking for more storytelling around Ottawa and elsewhere? You’ve come to the right place. Ottawa StoryTellers (OST) is your go-to hub for all things storytelling in the city. Holding dozens of events each year, including traditional and contemporary storytelling, workshops, theatre, … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap for 2014…see you at an open mic in 2015!

We closed off our first year of existence with our regular open mic at the Heart & Crown Byward. Our tellers told stories of dares and dreams, taking us on a hot air balloon ride from hell, through the hazy … Continue reading

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Announcing our new feature storytelling series launching this fall at Arts Court!

We’ve been working on something bold over the past few months! After several fantastic, room-busting open mics this spring, we’re unveiling three exclusive evenings of storytelling featuring a mix of some of Ottawa’s most exciting emerging storytellers and seasoned performers … Continue reading

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We’ve set our themes for the next four open mic shows! Put your thinkin’ caps on and get your stories ready!

We’re back this fall with four more open mic shows! As always, stories should be about 5 minutes (we don’t mind though if you go a bit longer – as long as it’s worth it!). Your story should fit in … Continue reading

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Un (told) Series Act THREE: DISASTERS

Un(told) Series: A monthly Ottawa event featuring original stories told live From rock climbing adventures in the Adirondacks, to Grandma’s “fucking shoes right up”,  to eye patches and bonehead boyfriends, to revisiting the fall of Saigon, to 600 pounds of pure … Continue reading

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Un (told) Series Act Two: UNDERDOGS

Un(told) Series: A monthly Ottawa event featuring original stories told live From a paranoid dog, over to a Jam-Jamboree, through three sets of hurdles and on route to St. John’s just in time to meet a blind lamb survivor named … Continue reading

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