Adrianna at Confabulations: On The Road

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Join Adrianna for a night of storytelling in Toronto

Back by popular demand, #ConfabTO presents On the Road — stories of transition, travel, and crossing lines.

Adrianna will be sharing a new story about her getting stuck in Punta Cana when Hurricane Irma hits the Dominican in 2017.

Burdock – 1184 Bloor Street West (Near Dufferin Station)
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10

Featuring stories from:
Rachel Allen
Keith Brown
Natalie Frijia
Luba Magnus
Adrianna Prosser
and host Paul Aflalo

*Cover photo by Ian Siu-Ming Lawrence (https://ianlawrence.viewbook.com/) taken during #ConfabTO at Burdock in September 2016.

Storytelling with Stories We Don’t Tell

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Recently I had the pleasure of sharing a story with Stories We Don’t Tell, a storytelling gathering in Toronto. I like their mandate: 

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“There are some stories that we get really good at telling, we tell them to our friends, our coworkers, and even strangers at parties. We tell them because they are a part of us, and in doing so they build up our sense of self.

There are also stories we don’t tell, maybe because they’re sad, or weird, or just a little too intimate. These truths are just as much a part of who we are, despite being erased from our day-to-day conversation.

The Stories We Don’t Tell is a monthly live event, held in living rooms across Toronto, and podcast that gives you a window into experiences that are so often left unseen.”

Here’s what I shared (and head over to their podcast to hear more stories!) it’s a piece from my one-woman show Everything But the Cat…

*Content Warning: swearing and talk of suicide

Everything But the Cat… at CMHA’s #MH4A17 Conference

Adrianna at CMHA MH4A17 Conference

Adrianna at CMHA MH4A17 Conference

I had the wonderful opportunity to do my not-so-one-woman show “Everything But The Cat…” for CMHA National #MH4A17 Conference and it was amazing! Met new amazing stigma fighters and even saw some familiar faces. The audience for my show was equally amazing, such great feedback and probably the world’s greatest hugs that ever happened in my life today. A special thank you to the AV team that hustled the conference room into a mini theatre, and to the team that puts together a great event to bring together stigma fighting warriors to learn from each other, inspire each other, and refuel on each other’s passion. Thank you to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences #MindVine for having in as an impromptu guest, it was so great hanging out with you! And the love from Natalie from Art With Impact was so great just before I went into my presentation. 

And as always Stevie Baker is the best Stage Manager and had my back & made the show that much more awesome!

So thankful to share and connect. Thank you!

Storytelling at Confabulations March 1

Adrianna is storytelling the first ten minutes of her one-woman show on March 1st at Confabulation Storytelling event “The Comeback” at the Burdock Music Hall:

http://www.confabulation.ca/events/toronto-the-comeback/ 

Date/Time
Date(s) – Wednesday, March 1, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location
Burdock Music Hall

 

On March 1, 2017, join us, as Confabulation celebrates it’s 1st Anniversary in Toronto with THE COMEBACK — stories of rising up, landing on top, or falling to the bottom.

Line up to be announced soon!

#ConfabTO presents THE COMEBACK at Burdock
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 (advance tickets coming soon!)

If you want to share a story at this, or future shows, submit your pitch here: http://www.confabulation.ca/tell-a-story/

Great News. Great Inspiration. Great Women.

So I am a huge nerd about certain things. I also am a closet shy-girl. Yes. Me. Shy. I fan-girl in the most awkward worst way possible. I am terribly shy and self-conscious around people that make the world a better place and make me want to be a better artist and person. One of these people is Sandra Shamas – who not only was an original puppeteer for Fraggle Rock (OMGTHATISSOFREAKINGCOOL) but she also has this great wit and writing style to her. Her series of one-woman shows has been a huge inspiration to me to write first person dialogue to the audience. A confessional theatre flavour. My script currently titled “Everything but the Cat… A Not-So-One-Woman-Show about Bereavement and Suicide” has the tag line on the front page as a synopsis:

“Sandra Shamas has a third date with Postsecret.” This describes my genre. It’s humour and wit, with that edge of intimacy and secret sharing that Postsecret is known for.

Then I fan-girled her TONIGHT at a local Storytelling Event at a deli in Toronto

 

I was so excited to meet her and tell her I cried my ass off (tears of laughter mostly) with my mother at her most recent show in Toronto. I also squeed that yes, my show, was inspired to be in the format that I chose because I felt validated by reading/seeing her shows – has been picked up for workshopping and presentation with The New Ideas Festival 2013!!!! March 9th at 12 noon I will be presenting my show for the first time for the public! I can’t wait! Thanks to Bricoteer Experiment Theatre (James and Grey), and my close friends and family who have really pushed and pulled this story out of me.

I can’t wait to see what comes next!