Laura-Louise Tobin is the Executive Producer of Raconteurs Storytelling, an event held monthly in Toronto. Raconteurs brings people together to share real-life stories on stage without notes. They strive to ignite the storyteller in everyone.
Raconteurs was originally launched by Laura-Louise and Alicia Merchant in 2010 as MothUP Toronto, an affiliate of the well-known storytelling event and podcast The Moth. They rebranded in 2012 as Raconteurs Storytelling.
Each event centres around a theme and features six storytellers sharing ten minute stories. All the stories are true and personal. Raconteurs Storytelling gets a mix of professional comedians and performers, along with people who have never been up on stage before. Credited with galvanizing the storytelling community in Toronto, storytellers from Raconteurs have gone on to create their own events and won grants and auditions with videos taken from their stage.
Paul was excited to sit down with Laura-Louise and discuss Raconteurs and storytelling in Toronto.
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