Introducing the Storytellers for DIRT!

We are excited to introduce a line-up of new and veteran Hamilton storytellers for our May 24th event! Whether it’s the grainy, clay dusty stuff or the crud of everyday life, we’re talking about DIRT.

Sarah

Sarah Leyenaar

Sarah enjoys playing in dirt – psychologically and in the ground – and has discovered treasures beneath the surface of both environments. This is her second time taking the stage at Steel City Stories and we’re excited to welcome her back.

 

Phil

Phil Argent

Phil was raised in Stoney Creek, way back before it was part of Hamilton. He has a wife, a cat, and enjoys the sun, tap water, and working on spreadsheets.

 

 

 

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Michael John Derbecker

Michael John Derbecker is a writer and occasional performer living in Hamilton. His stories frequently involve dirt on his hands, but a good 90% of it has been the literal, rather than metaphorical kind. Fans of Steel City Stories will remember Michael’s misadventures meeting Martin Scorsese. Welcome Back, Michael!

 

 

 

 

 

DarrellDarrell Doxtdator is a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation of the Six Nations Confederacy.  He grew up on the Haudenosaunee territory of the Grand River. Darrell earned his Hon. B.A. (Political Science) from McMaster University and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall.  On his Call to the Bar, he refused to swear the Oath of Allegiance to the Queen. Instead, he re-affirmed his commitment to Mother Earth.  After considerable debate, the LSUC agreed to make the Oath optional.

‪Darrell continues to strive to be a social activist.  In his efforts to “comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable”, Darrell finds that writing, speaking out and singing karaoke are effective instruments in achieving these objectives.

 

 

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Inge Christensen

Inge moved from Toronto to Hamilton a couple years ago. With improv, writing and art as her passions, she is fascinated with creating stories. She is also a historical architecture freak and so is delighted to explore Hamilton’s streets and laneways. Welcome Back, Inge!


 

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Your host for the evening is Carla Klassen. Carla has told a story for Steel City stories and hosted the Grit Lit event “Excuses” a couple years ago. Welcome Back, Carla!

 

 

 

Just a reminder that our shows are now Thursdays  at the Staircase Theatre and tickets sell out! (Seating is around 60 people!) Don’t miss out, get your tickets here!

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Who’s Got the Dirt?

We have an exciting line-up of seasoned storytellers and new faces preparing tales of DIRT for your entertainment May 24th! Don’t miss it!DIRT teaser (1).jpg

 

This Back-Up Singing, Roller Skating Hamilton Woman Can’t Go Home Again…Come Find Out Why!

Patty is Interior Designer, Director of dpai architecture inc, and Mom to two adorably precocious children. She’s an incredibly grateful spouse to a sexy, funny and gentle man with “sandy beach” (red) glorious curly locks. Patty’s also an insatiable lover of Chaiwala tea lattes, especially if paired with great conversation with strangers who are willing to share tales and life experiences. She has (not so) secret dreams of singing back-up in a band– any band– and see herself on roller skates in the near future.001_Tessier_20150408_0896

Introducing Vuk!

Vuk Pejovic arrived to Hamilton just a few years ago from magical country of Montenegro. He is a code wizard for HHS by trade, and is attending McMaster University to improve his degree. Outside of work, he boxes at a local gym and has earned a spot on the plaques at The Judge pub on Augusta.headshot_2017

One Woman’s True North

Amanda lives in Hamilton with 5 other people and loves spending time with her housemates.  She is a grade 3 teacher by day in HDSB.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, camping, cooking and loving life.  She can also be found spending any spare minutes with her partner, Simon and their trusty, 4 legged best friend, Marvin. IMG_1198

Warning: This Story Includes Kissing

Elysha Ardelean is a librarian by trade who more recently can be found practicing the domestic arts of baking and sewing, knitting and gardening while she spends a year off work learning how to be a mom. She believes in sharing soup and warm cups of coffee, picnicking when possible, and free internet for everyone.unnamed

The Day Erin Found Out She Could Never Go Home

erins-storyteller-photo.jpgErin is a born and raised Hamiltonian. She likes to watch films, cross-stitch, and walk down the beach. Her most recent studies led her to a speaking opportunity in London, England this past summer where she enjoyed the best afternoon tea. She is also interested in areas of housing, poverty, and food insecurity in Hamilton.