Meet the Storytellers:
The Parent Trap
Carole Bertuzzi Luciani -"My Mothers Regret"
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.
Hannah Fogel -"Happy Ever After"
Hannah Fogel started down her musical path as a toddler singing in the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus where she fell in love with the resonance of ensemble casts. She is a comedian and singer/songwriter who synchronistically applied the development of Truth and Illusion to her own early recovery journey, with the help of June Cupido’s storytelling magic. Now an Addictions Councellor, Hannah has seen how laughter, creative expression and psychodynamic exploration of narrative can fruitfully benefit overall health, and one’s search for deeper meaning.
Lacey Hill - "Bwoot Lake"
Lacey Hill is Oneida/Mohawk, Wolf Clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Reservation. This singer/songwriter is also an inspirational speaker.
Her debut solo album, 528, was released in 2013 and put her on the indie-music radar. Her second album, 528 Volume II M (2017) took Lacey across Canada and onto international stages in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Lacey wrote original compositions for the stage play "Deer Woman," written by Tara Beagan. Lacey’s single “The Shiner” (2020) premiered on APTN's Amplify series, and she
was one of RogersTV Highlight artists. Since 2020, Lacey has performed onlin while working on songs for her third album 528 Vol 3 The Moon.
Margret Terry - "Smart Girl"
Margaret Terry is a Canadian writer and award-winning author. Her
memoir stories have appeared in numerous newspaper and magazine
publications. An experienced international speaker, Margaret invites people into
her life with warmth and vulnerability. She has lived in four different countries
that colour her stories with beauty, wonder, and grace and she believes that by
sharing our stories we help others believe they are not alone.
Michael Williams - "The Hanged Man"
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.
Rebecca Calendar "Trapped in a Villa "
Rebecca Callender is an actress, video editor and
filmmaker from Toronto. Rebecca and her partner have their own company
called Pendle Films, where they create short films and narratives that like to
dance along the line of horror and comedy. Rebecca’s future goals are to make a
feature film, own a big dog, and get on a season of the show Survivor!
June Cupido - Director & Story Coach
June Cupido is an experienced story coach. Her goal is to create provocative theatre experiences that guide the integration, acceptance, and compassion for others through increased understanding of what another has experienced or is experiencing. She believes that the stories we tell connect us, and as a community we can evolve.
If you are interested in developing a personal narrative, she can help you get ready for the next series of Story Slams in 2023.
Her role as a story coach is to open up the dialogue that will lead you to thinking about your own personal truth and illusion. As a dramaturge June has been developing personal narratives through story coaching for the past 10 years. As Joseph Campbell writes, “The most rewarding mythological experience you can have is to experience how it lives inside yourself.”
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.