'All in the Family' — five storytellers tell tales of families both biological and chosen
The Doc Project teamed up with Replay Storytelling for a live holiday Zoom show
To celebrate, or at least mark, the end of this bizarre year, we wanted to offer up something we've all been missing out on: live performances, concerts and theatre.
Replay Storytelling is a monthly storytelling show based in Toronto, and they focus on true stories from lived experiences. When the pandemic hit, instead of shuttering, they went online.
On Dec. 10, The Doc Project teamed up with Replay Storytelling for our first live Zoom show!
Here are a few excerpts from those stories. Be sure to listen to the entire episode at the link above.
All in the Family
Nisha Coleman is an award winning storyteller and writer from Montreal, now living in Ottawa. A few years ago, she discovered firsthand the unexpected ways family can arrive in your life, at Christmas of all times.
Veronica Antipolo is a storyteller, comedian, and the co-founder of Mosaic Untold Lives, a platform on which Women of Colour share their personal stories.
Yaw Attuah is a comedian, writer and personal trainer, which tells you he's a guy who likes a mix of words and action. His story is about how sometimes actions are louder than words, and other times just a few words can say so much.
Collette Micks is an actor. You might have seen her in shows like Murdoch Mysteries, Degrassi, and Suddenly, Sadie. She also teaches storytelling at The Second City in Toronto. But growing up in Montreal, Collette was never sure her acting dream was going to work out. Her parents, especially her headstrong mother, were tepid at best about her plans.
Chris Graham is a recovering lawyer-turned-historian. He now helps others communicate better and with empathy through Tellpeople.ca. His relationship with his mother is built on mutual love, and unidirectional humiliation.
About the producer
Paul Aflalo is a storyteller, documentary filmmaker, radio and podcast producer. He's the artistic director of Replay Storytelling, and the founder of the world's first 24-hour True Storytelling Festival. He also makes the best lasagne.
This episode was co-produced and edited by Acey Rowe.
Replay Storytelling is produced by Emily Poulin, Zebulon Pike and Paul Aflalo.