Sage Tyrtle is a Toronto-based storyteller who is performing her one person show, Boxes Buried Deep, from November 14 – 16, 2014. She shares true stories based on her rich well of experience – including living in a tent for two years, her lesbian schizophrenic mother and almost killing people with her evil mind control. Through it all, she casts a spell over her audiences, whether they are in school, corporate settings or at the many storytelling events around the city.
As Sage says, “It’s because I trust you that I share these mortifying moments with you.” She is completely open and authentic to her audiences and explores both the humorous and serious side of her experiences. Her audiences step inside her life for fifteen minutes at a time, and sometimes their stomachs hurt from laughing. And sometimes they have to go re-do their makeup because they were crying so hard. They forget they’re in a public place.
Sage tells stories all over Toronto, including Raconteurs, Tales Of and True Stories Told Live. She’s participated in the FOOL Festival, the Toronto Storytelling Festival and has had stories featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment and CBC’s Outfront.
Paul was excited to have Sage on the show to talk about her process and how she found her voice as a storyteller. Included at the beginning of this episode is Sage telling a story, and you can hear why The Toronto Star has said, “When Sage talks, people don’t just listen, they hang on her every word.” For more information on Sage and Boxes Buried Deep, click on the links below.