But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series

August edition.

Join us online!

AUGUST 2, 2020

But That's Another Story has moved online!  For our regulars who attend the Free Times Cafe live shows, consider yourself at the club: there is a one drink minimum (please serve yourselves).


This month's tellers will be Bethany Ellis, Grace Smith, Sage Tyrtle, Ronit Rubenstein, & Dave Hemstead.  Special guest appearances by Yael Schy and Jim Sands.

A portion of ticket sales this month will be going to Legacy of Hope.

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 19 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.

If you are able to, please consider purchasing a ticket to support this cause.

Show Time: August 2, 2020 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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But That's Another Story is an online, monthly storytelling event to bring people together during these challenging times.

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" is presented on the first Sunday of every month.

This Month's Tellers:

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Once upon a time, before Covid, Bethany wrote and directed ‘Story Theatre' plays for young actors as an artist-in-residence, and told stories to school children throughout Alberta. Now most of her stories are told as part of a 'Storytelling Alberta' initiative to connect digitally with isolated seniors. Being able to connect with storytellers throughout Canada has been a great relief during these interesting times.


Grace Smith is a Canadian Comedy Award-nominated comedian, writer and performer; she's a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program and has studied theatre at Dalhousie University and University of Toronto. She co-wrote and co-produced the Toronto Fringe smash hit Generally Hospital in 2018, and toured her self-written solo show (Slow Dancing With Mediocre Boys) to four cities in 2019, including sold-out shows in Sault Ste Marie and Kelowna. You can catch her weekly on her YouTube channel, Things with Cats.


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 who has also appeared on the PBS tv show Stories From The Stage. She teaches The Art of Storytelling in schools, to individuals, and in corporate settings.


Ronit Rubinstein is a playwright based in Toronto. She's performed stories at The Spoke, Confabulation/Replay storytelling, and Fireside Tales, and hopes her life will always be just weird enough to justify telling strangers about it."


Dave Hemstead is a 17 year veteran of the Canadian Comedy scene and a ‘triple-threat” as a stand-up writer and actor.  He is a regual or CBC’s The Debators” and has taped multiple galas for Just For Laughs and the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals.  On top of that he is an Academic All-American Golfer and will be playing in a club tournament the afternoon before appearing on BTAS.


Yael Schy is a dynamic theater and dance instructor, improviser, storyteller, singer/songwriter, and stand-up comedian known for her creative approach to learning and performance. Yael has been performing and teaching theater and dance for almost 50 years. She is the director of All That Jazz, a Bay Area musical improv troupe, and a founding member of the Applied Improvisation Network, an international association of business professionals and academics who use improv tools, experience, and theory for human development, training, and coaching in communities and organizations. In her spare time, Yael writes original jazz and blues songs!


Jim Sands is an East Vancouver based storyteller, actor, songwriter, musician and occasional clown who has performed both as a solo artist and with a variety of musical groups. He has appeared in 15 fringe theatre festivals across Canada.


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!

  • Alex Dallas

  • Ali Hassan

  • Anna Kerz

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bryce Fletch

  • Collette Micks

  • Dan Rosen

  • Dan Yashinsky

  • Darlene Chrissley

  • David Shore

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Devan Sandiford

  • Donna Dudinsky

  • Eden Nameri

  • Elaine Gold

  • Elaine Kasket

  • Emily Poulin

  • Geoff Pevere

  • George Masserwhol

  • Graham Isador

  • Jean Bubba

  • Jesse Bond

  • John Wing

  • Judy Pearly

  • June Brown

  • Karen Blair

  • Kenny Robinson

  • Laurie Malabar

  • Lynn Torrie

  • Martha Chaves

  • Martin Dockery

  • Matthew McLaren

  • Melody A Johnson

  • Meryl Arbing

  • Natasha Charles

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Norman Perrin

  • Pat Bisset

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Paul Hutcheson

  • Polly Esther

  • Rensia Melles

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Sam Mullins

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Set Shuter

  • Simon Cotter

  • Steve Brinder

  • Susan Ida Boucaud

  • Ted Barris

  • TJ Dawe

  • Tracey Erin Smith

  • Zebulon Pike

   © 2019 Briane Nasimok

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