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But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series comes to free times cafe

Next show:

February 2, 2020

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

Hosted and co-produced by Christel Bartelse and Briane Nasimok, the evening features:

  • Lynn Torrie

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Polly Esther

  • Geoff Pevere

  • Ted Barris


Canadian Comedy Award recipient Briane Nasimok and Canadian Comedy Award nominee Christel Bartelse have joined forces to showcase a wide array of Toronto's finest raconteurs!

Each evening will include a variety of styles (fables, indigenous tales, contemporary works, autobiographical observations, comic essays) from some of Toronto's most compelling tellers.  "But That's Another Story" will continue as part of the Free Times entertainment schedule on the first Sunday of every month.

Show starts at 7pm

$10 cover (cash at the door)

Dinner reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to ensure a seat.

We have been having to turn people away at the door!


Free Times Cafe

320 College Street (west of Spadina)



Next Show's Tellers:

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Ted Barris is a professional CBC broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author of 19 non-fiction books of history and has made storytelling a career. On Feb. 2, he’ll offer a “heart-felt” story of the origins of his latest book, Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire.


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Sage Tyrtle is a professional storyteller who tells stories all over the world, most recently in India. Her stories have been featured on NPR and CBC radio and she is a Moth StorySLAM winner. She teaches The Art of Storytelling in schools, to individuals, and in corporate settings.


Polly Esther is an award-winning writer and performance artist. For the past two years, she  has been touring her one-woman show Dammit, Jim! I'm a Comedienne, across North America with stops at Chicago's Funny Women Comedy Festival, SOLOCOM in New York City, and BRAVE: at the Harbourfront Centre.


Matthew McLaren is a Toronto based freelance director of theatre and a regular in Toronto's Storytelling community, Currently, he’s busy producing and directing Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin, which will hit Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace Theatre May 14-16th 2020.


Lynn Torrie is a member of the York Storytelling Guild and a regular host of Storytelling Toronto’s StoryTent,  Her original adaptations of traditional folk tales have been told at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, the Ottawa Signature Series and Guelph’s Tea ’n Tales.


Christel Bartelse is an actor, writer, producer, clown, teacher and comedian, known for her five solo shows which have toured across Canada, the US and twice to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She is the creator of the Podcast all KIDding and cohost/coproducer of Chris and Christel’s Collection at the Peacock Pub. She’s terrible at updating her website but check her out at christelbartelse.com


Briane Nasimok is a Gemini-nominated writer, comedian, producer and the creator/performer of Fringe favourite, “Confessions of an Operatic Mute”. A current member of the Storytelling Toronto Board, his television credits range from YTV’s “Uh Oh” to MTV’s “Test Pattern”.  Briane had a previous career as a Canadian film star, which is why most people don’t know him.   He also has a website – brianenasimok.com.



Thank you to all of But That's Another Story's past tellers. We could quite literally not have done it without you!

  • Sam Mullins

  • John Wing

  • Melody A Johnson

  • Eden Nameri

  • Rensia Melles

  • Tracey Erin Smith

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Pat Bisset

  • Matthew McLaren

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Alex Dallas

  • Emily Poulin

  • Jean Bubba

  • Natasha Charles

  • Donna Dudinsky

  • Zebulon Pike

  • Karen Blair

  • Jesse Bond

  • Steve Brinder

  • Meryl Arbing

  • Norman Perrin

  • Elaine Gold

  • Anna Kerz

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Collette Micks

  • Judy Pearly

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