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But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

Stories About Mothers

At the Rivoli

MAY 12, 2023

After last month's sold out show, we return with an evening of stories celebrating mothers.

Sunday May 12, at 7:30 pm we showcase amazing women, sharing their tales on the Rivoli stage, 334 Queen Street West.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Red Door Shelter.

Our fantastic line-up features Julie Tepperman, June Brown, Anna Kerz, Lacey Artemis, and from Montreal, Johanne Pelletier. 

This show is sponsored by Writer's Tears Irish Whisky. Door prizes to be won!

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door (cash only). 

Show: Sunday, May 12, 2023; Doors @ 07:00 PM, show at 7:30PM

Rivoli - 334 Queen St West (East of Spadina)

** Book a dinner reservation and receive a 10% discount on your food.  For reservations call the Rivoli at (647) 494-4540.



But That's Another Story is a storytelling event to bring people together during these challenging times.

Canadian Comedy Award recipient Briane Nasimok and 99-Second Story Slam Grand Champion 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" is presented on the first Sunday of every month.

This Month's Tellers:

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Lacey Artemis is a creative one woman powerhouse - she's an artist, writer, musician, comic, producer, community organizer, and more! Lacey is also LGBTQ+ and neurosparkly. You can find her work and more of her stories via her website

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Award-winning storyteller and published author working in communications in Montreal; 

Teaches storytelling to scientists and start-ups and is a regular performer in Canada and the U.S - including being the first Canadian storyteller featured on the PBS series Stories From the Stage. And when not thinking about the next story she is an amateur boxing judge; 

Her next storytelling project is Good Gynecology, a story show aimed at raising awareness around women's gynecology.  Her stories are about boxing, ageing, love, loss, and trips to IKEA.

You can hear her stories at

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Julie Tepperman (she/her) is a Toronto-based playwright, actor, and arts educator, as well as co-artistic leader (with husband Aaron Willis) of the award-winning, immersively curious theatre company, Convergence Theatre. A Dora-nominated playwright, Julie has had upwards of ten plays professionally produced in Toronto, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, including two operas and a musical.  As an actor, Julie has performed on stages across the city, most recently with The Hogtown Collective, and in Canadian Stage’s 40th anniversary Dream In High Park.  Julie spent two seasons acting at the Stratford Festival, where she was also a “Playwriting Retreat” participant, and where she returns each season as a “Teaching Shakespeare Artist”.  This summer Julie will be facilitating Stratford’s “Playwriting Camp for Teens”, as well as her 6 and 4-year-old’s “Summer O’ Fun”!

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June Brown- has been sharing her tales for more than 30 years in the GTA and beyond. She tells to adults and children and has preformed in schools, libraries, retirement homes, concerts and festivals. Humour plays a large part in her stories and she also likes audience participation.

She is currently the Ontario Rep for Storytellers of Canada, she is founding member of The York Storytelling Guild, she is a member of Storytelling Toronto and a regular teller and host at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling

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Anna Kerz is a Toronto author and storyteller. She is known for her personal stories as well as her wide repertoire of tales that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. She has told for listeners of all ages at festivals and at the Ottawa’s Signature Series. Anna is a member of the York Storytelling Guild, Storytelling Toronto, The Storytellers of Canada and Ottawa Storytellers. She is a regular teller at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling. Find out more at:

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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



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 –


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

  • Alex Dallas

  • Ali Hassan

  • Andre Nogueira Gropo

  • Andrew Shelffo

  • Andy Nulman

  • Anna Gustafson

  • Anna Kerz

  • Anne Fenn

  • Anto Man-Ming Chan

  • Barry Avrich

  • Bethany Ellis

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bruce Hunter

  • Bruce McCullouch

  • Bryce Fletch

  • Chachanna Simpson

  • Chantal Lim

  • Chetter M Galloway

  • Chris Gibbs

  • Chris Rosati

  • Colin Mochrie

  • Collette Micks

  • Dan Rosen

  • Dan Yashinsky

  • Danny Adhim

  • Darlene Chrissley

  • David Archer

  • David Shore

  • Dawn Xankin

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Dena Jackson

  • Devan Sandiford

  • Don Ferguson

  • Donna Dudinsky

  • Dwayne Morgan

  • Eden Nameri

  • Eddie McGinty

  • Elaine Gold

  • Elaine Kasket

  • Elvira Kurt

  • Emily Poulin

  • Eugene Clark

  • Eric Lehmann

  • Evan Carter

  • Gaurav Madan
  • Gavin Johnstone

  • Geoff Pevere

  • George Masserwhol

  • Gerard Harris

  • Grace Smith

  • Graham Isador

  • Helder Brum

  • Izzy Ferguson

  • James Gangl

  • Jean Bubba

  • Jean Paul

  • Jesse Bond

  • Joanne O'Sullivan

  • Joe Klocek

  • Johanne Pelletier

  • John Mostyn

  • John Wing

  • Jonathan Wilson

  • Judy Pearly

  • Julie M Baker

  • June Brown

  • Karen Blair

  • Keith Brown

  • Ken Green

  • Kenny Robinson

  • Kesha Christie

  • Laurie Malabar

  • Lynn Torrie

  • M.J. Kang

  • Marcel St. Pierre

  • Mark Breslin

  • Martha Chaves

  • Martin Dockery

  • Mary Jo Pollack

  • Matt Baram

  • Matthew McLaren

  • Melissa Reaves

  • Melody A Johnson

  • Meryl Arbing

  • Naomi Snieckus

  • Natasha Charles

  • Nastazja Palonka

  • Neil Muscott

  • Nick Miceli

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Norman Perrin

  • Ophira Eisenberg

  • Panagiota Vogdou

  • Pat Bisset

  • Patrick French

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Paul Bellini

  • Paul Hutcheson

  • Polly Esther

  • Rensia Melles

  • Richard Lett

  • Rico Rodriguez

  • Robin Duke

  • Ron James

  • Ronit Rubinstein

  • Ronna Levy

  • Ryan Dillon

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Sam Mullins

  • Sana Asad

  • Sandra Shamas

  • Sandra Whiting

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Sarah Boston

  • Sean Wellington

  • Selena Dhillon

  • Set Shuter

  • Shayna Jones

  • Simon Cotter

  • Stephanie Morin-Robert

  • Steve Brinder

  • Susan Ida Boucaud

  • Tabby Johnson

  • Ted Barris

  • Theresa Okokon

  • TJ Dawe

  • Tony Nappo

  • Tracey Erin Smith

  • Tracey Starin

  • Trevor Burnett

  • Will Weigler

  • Zabrina Douglas

  • Zebulon Pike

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