David is best known for his stand up comedy but he is also an established spoken word artist. He has performed at the world famous Laugh Factory in L.A. and The Atldot Comedy Lounge in Toronto & the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. He recently relocated from Vancouver to Hamilton where he is making his mark in the local comedy circuit.
The story he will share has little to do with his professional life, and a lot to do with a personal promise he made that probably saved his life.
Mark Rowe teaches Japanese Religions and culture at McMaster University. He loves hearing and sharing stories of those whose voices are rarely heard. He is currently working on a book project with 5 Japanese female Buddhist priests about their lives. He can juggle and ride a unicycle, but not at the same time.
Tickets available here! See you Thursday September 26th at 7:00pm at the Staircase Theatre!
Find out what Gabe has to say about all of that Thursday September 26th at the Staircase Theatre. For tickets, click here.
Gabe Camozzi is an educator living and working in Hamilton. Originally from Montréal, Québec, he comes from a family where stories told of daring sea voyages and surviving against the odds were frequent pairings with family dinners. He is excited to share a story of being left behind at a critical moment in his young life – and the loving relationship that ultimately brought him back.
Our team at Steel City Stories laughed (and cried) when we heard about David’s journey to Canada and his love/hate relationship with his home country. Come hear the story in his own words Thursday September 26th at the Staircase Theatre. Doors open at 7:00 so you can settle in and meet the storytellers.
My name’s David. I’m Venezuelan and a (relatively) recent Hamiltonian. I love art, music, reading (when I have time), and I spend my idle time doodling or daydreaming scenarios where I win arguments.
Hanna Tervanotko is Biblical scholar passionate uncovering ancient, forgotten narratives. She can order a meal in eight languages and her special talent is falling asleep in bright sunlight, thanks to growing up in Finland – a land of midnight sun. She’s lived in Hamilton with her family since 2017.
Come out Thursday September 26th at the Staircase Theatre and hear Hannah’s story about her attachment to Canada, and some forgotten graves with a personal connection. Get your tickets here!
Not that kind. Not the uber rich, but the super-educated. Come and hear the touching story of what Bryor left behind to embrace the world of academia. Readers of Tara Westover’s bestseller “Educated” will find a kindred spirit in Bryor’s fascinating journey from Bancroft to Hamilton.
Bryor Snefjella just finished his time as a PhD student in the cognitive science of language at McMaster University. He studied the expression of emotionally loaded and sensory language in “big data” records of online communication. Before moving to the “big city” of Hamilton, he was homeschooled on a small organic farm in Bancroft Ontario.
Steel City Stories presents “Left Behind”, an evening of storytelling Thursday September 26th 2019 at the Staircase Theatre. Get your tickets here!
There once was a host named Inge, who came from Toronto a few years ago
She tells stories about ex-cons and horses in Mexico
Her eyes are bright blue
When she’s looking at you
She’s an artist at heart, but also a business pro.
(Poem written by Lena, who is clearly NOT a poet.)
Since moving from Toronto to Hamilton in September 2016, Inge has been teaching startup companies how to tell the story of their business, as Pitch Coach. It’s a new application of storytelling, an art form Inge loves and practices through writing (a novel is in the works!), weekly improv classes and a series of illustrated limericks. (Who doesn’t love a limerick?)
Here’s Inge sharing a story about the redemptive power of trust, in families and with strangers.