Six Stories, Told at Night
What happens when podcasting meets live theatre? Expect to be spellbound
Author KT Bryski and actor Blythe Haynes are set to cast a spell in more ways than one, when they bring their gripping and award-winning audio drama Six Stories, Told at Night to the stage at Toronto’s Fringe this July. Six Stories interweaves an original story of friendship and loss through five often-spooky French-Canadian folktales. Make no mistake, this is definitely 14A.
Written by Bryski and originally released as a one-woman podcast featuring the voice work of Haynes, Six Stories was an instant hit with podcasting fans across North America when released last year, and went on to win a prestigious 2017 Parsec Award (aka the ‘Oscars’ of podcasting). Now, the duo have adapted the heart-pounding, riveting, and very popular podcast for the stage.
Six Stories (the play) promises to be trans-media storytelling at its finest, with the stage providing Bryski and Haynes an opportunity to make a unique new contribution to the story. It’s definitely one they’ve approached with relish — and suffice to say, audiences are in for a treat.
“It takes the right story, that’s all…a story they’ve never heard before.”
When Sam’s best friend Joëlle starts obsessing about Faerie, Sam doesn’t pay much attention. After all, Joëlle has always been feverishly creative, if troubled. But when Joëlle stumbles into the Otherworld, Sam must brave the darkness and the woods – rewriting her own story to get her friend back.
Six Stories, Told at Night is a new form of audio fiction: part one-woman drama, part storytelling, part long-form narrative. Five traditional Canadian folktales interweave with Sam’s quest to save Joëlle. And the sixth story?
When you read enough fairy tales, you learn how things work.
Check out the theme music!
KT Bryski* – Writer, Producer, Director
Blythe Haynes* – Voice Talent
Alex White – Theme Music (Composition, Backing Vocals)
Ellen McAteer* – Theme Music (Main Vocals)
Starla Huchton – Image Design
* Denotes Canadian talent
This podcast was made possible through funding assistance from the Ontario Arts Council. Click here to learn more.