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Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

It’s spring, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and “Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell” is hitting up it’s 4th instalment. Life is so good.

Join us as Dare team member Brian Finch hosts a lineup of performers born ready to woo and wow you with a whole new set of tales…

Peter Troyer
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll
Kate Hodgson
Allison E. Dore
Dave Keystone

Doors at 7:30, show starts at 8.
This is a pay what you can event.

Interested in sharing a daring story of your own? Contact us 


Brian Finch: Brian has a background of everything from being an activist featured in documentaries and social marketing campaigns to working as a make-up artist, with a whole lot in between. All of this makes for great storytelling. He’s made the rounds through many of the local storytelling shows. Since Brian’s debut in Tel Aviv he’s happy to finally claim international status.

Peter Troyer: Peter is a natural storyteller and a lifetime of poor decision making have provided lots of great material. He has been telling stories for the past year to the delight (and occasionally horror) of Toronto audiences. If you been to Raconteurs Storytelling, Paul Bellini’s Liar Liar Storytelling night or Tales Of, then you most likely seen Peter. His stories always leave a humorous and lasting impression.

Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll: Rodrigo is an Actor, Comedian, Producer, and Director from Toronto. He played ‘Scott’ in 2013-2014’s Toronto run of Evil Dead the Musical. He’s done a sweet amount of television commercials, a few films, and the odd tv show here and there. He’s co-produced short films, web series’, and music video’s for sketch troupes Tony Ho and Templeton Philharmonic. And his favourite ninja turtle is Donatello. Discuss.

Kate Hodgson: An active member of the Toronto storytelling community performing around the city in shows such as True Stories Told Live, Raconteurs, Awkward and Caplanskis, as well as The Moth in Detroit. Infusing her stories with principles borrowed from improv, short for ‘on-the-fly’ tactics, and skills from her short lived life as a stand-up. She takes any opportunity to practice her ‘no-shame’ philosophy to air personal experiences in public. She also produces 9to5 Narrative, a storytelling show which reviews call intimate. When she’s not telling, producing or teaching stories, she’s living the dream of an entrepreneur.

Allison Dore: Allison is a comedian, writer and co-host of the SiriusXM radio show Ward and Al, heard Monday to Friday on channel 167 Canada Talks (, or check her out on twitter @allisondore or @wardandal.

Dave Keystone: A Canadian television host, humorist, writer, and producer, Dave is best know as the host of Corus Entertainment’s brand new cooking competition series COOK’D on YTV! Dave produced the recently released documentary, The Sheik, profiling the life of ex-professional wrestler, The Iron Sheik, which was featured at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto.

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