Back to Your Future... Meet the Storytellers:
If you could talk to your younger self ...
what would you say?
Carole Bertuzzi Luciani
"Bingo's In My Blood"
Carole Bertuzzi Luciani is a storyteller by nature. As a self-described humourist she shares her gift as a professional speaker, known as The Moodivator. Through Carole’s unique view of the world, she uses each life issue she faces as an opportunity to share insight with others so they might better cope with their own. Her wit and wisdom contribute to making her messages palatable.
To book her as speaker for your future events see her website:
"Discovering My Moment of Truth"
Andrew Bee is an actor. Ever since he was six years old, He knew that this is what he wanted to do with his life. It hasn't been an easy journey, though.
His single driving force is hope. He believes in the power of the human spirit, and his journey is just beginning.
When he is on set, Andrew brings a deep respect for people and a passion for entertaining. He loves playing characters who are complex, riddled with angst and pain, and revealing their vulnerability through his eyes.
Andrew's goal is to make audiences feel something and touch their hearts and souls.
To contact Andrew: www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbee1
Jordana Snider "And the Oscar goes to ..." "
Jordana Snider grew up in Hamilton Ontario and she is both first generation Canadian and hails from strong ancestral roots to the area. Her mother is 8 generations Canadian and her father immigrated to Canada from Jamaica. She is the first to attend college in her family through Sheridan Colleges Visual Merchandising program and The Toronto Metropolitan University for Retail Management. She currently works in telecommunications as a Retail Manager in Sales and Operations.
" My Mint Green Honda"
Writer & Performer Lorretta Bailey* Lorretta Bailey played Eponine in Les Misérables (Royal Alex) Cinderella in Into the Woods (CanStage) and Maria in The Sound of Music (Citadel). Lorretta loves to collaborate on new Canadian work. She toured On My Own’ with Michael Mulrooney and ‘Romancing the Song’ with James Gordon and David Warrick. June Cupido's: Truth and Illusion, Marathon of Hope (CMTP-Sheridan), Joni Mitchell: River (Vancouver Playhouse), The Wakowski Brothers (Aim for the Tangent, Best of Toronto Fringe), Tweed the Musical (IANA Theatre). For Smile Theatre toured Jim Bett’s ‘Extraordinary’ and premiered ‘Lucy Maud and Anne’. She played Marmee in Canadian premier of Little Women at Theatre Orangeville. Ms. Bailey has an Honors B.F.A. in Acting from University of Alberta, and is a founding director of Lowville Festival. Lorretta mentors music theatre artists at St. Clair College and Sheridan. She dedicates this performance to her family.
Lara Angela Roda
"Blurry Lines" and Vocalist
"Lara Angela is a Filipino-Canadian performing artist from Calgary, Alberta. A current student at Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance program, she is hungry to learn anything about the performing arts and storytelling as a whole, with a love of acting and music driving her. She is ecstatic to be a part of this Story Slam, and even more excited to work with such creative, lively, and overall lovely human beings. She’s looking forward to a great show!"
Hannah Fogel - Vocalist
Hannah Fogel fell in love with the resonance of ensemble casts while singing in the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus. A comedian and singer/songwriter, Hannah applied the development of Truth and Illusion to her own recovery journey, with the help of June Cupido’s story-weaving magic. Now completing her studies, Hannah has seen how laughter, creative expression and psychodynamic exploration of narrative can fruitfully benefit overall health, and one’s search for deeper meaning.
"At the Crossroads "
Michael Williams is a writer, storyteller, and end-of-life planning facilitator. Born and raised in Hamilton, he studied English at the University of Western Ontario before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland to take up a Ph.D. After a career in teaching, Michael became a professional storyteller and education consultant. In 2009, following his time in the Middle East, Michael established a story coaching practice, working with individuals as well as community and corporate clients on issues of leadership, conflict resolution, and managing chronic illness and mental health. In 2017, he returned to Hamilton where he spends his time writing, teaching, and helping men and women sort out their end-of-life plans.
Michael Mulrooney - Musical Director
Michael Mulrooney studied piano, conducting, and voice at University of Toronto and has pursued an eclectic musical career centred on theatre. He has served as musical director, conductor, pianist, arranger, and/or composer on over 200 theatrical productions of every conceivable shape and size. He works as music director for Grace United Church in Burlington and as an adjunct professor at Sheridan College.
Adrian Luces - Vocalist
Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Artist/Writer, Adrian Luces was born in Trinidad and Tobago and emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was a young boy of nine years old. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in Vocal Performance, his musical and vocal studies also focused on pop/jazz singing at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
He is the creator of a line of image art called Scraperscapes which he launched online in July of 2020. His artwork can be viewed at scraperscapes.com. He is also the owner of Vocalimpression.com, an executive voice coaching business which teaches executives and professionals how to use their voice to enhance their image. In 2021 Adrian decided to record some of his favourite songs from the 1970’s beginning with "If" the 1971 hit for David Gates and Bread. He is currently working on presenting a spoken word video entitled, “I Am Who I Am”, which expresses his joys and challenges experienced throughout his life as a multi-ethnic human being living in a myopic, labels obsessed world, which sees only in black and white, us versus them and nothing in between.
You can learn more about Adrian at adrianluces.com