Submit your story

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions below, and then submit your story for one of our upcoming shows!

Does my story have to be true?
We are an all-true storytelling show, where you are invited to share a true story about an experience you lived. So yes, it has to be a true story.

How long should my story be?
Your story should be about 7 – 10 minutes in length, which is about three pages written out.

Do you need me to send you the full story, written out?
Yes. For us to fairly choose the right stories each for each show, we need to know the full story. A summary or abridged version only gives us the idea of what the story is about. For us to give you a fair chance, we need to read your full story.

I’m a first time storyteller, and I’ve never performed anything on stage! Can I still submit a story to one of your shows?
Absolutely! We want you to. We will pair you up with one of our producers, who will workshop your story with you, and help you shape the show.

Do you help us prepare our stories for your show?
Yes. Regardless of experience, from first time storytellers to the seasoned professionals, we pair our chosen storytellers for each show with one of our producers to help you shape it for our stage. It is a collaborative process that is designed to give you an outside ear, and provide you with useful feedback.

But I’m a professional storyteller who has performed on many stages, do I sill have to meet with one of your producers before I perform?
Yes. As a professional storyteller, you know the importance of the feedback process, and while your experience is an asset, our experience will help you prepare your story for our stage, and our audience.

Do storytellers get paid to perform at Replay?
Yes, in return for your hard work, we offer a honorarium to each of our storytellers. Currently our honorarium is $20 per story.

Can I bring any notes with me on stage?
We want the stories you share to feel raw and organic, so we don’t want you to have any notes with you on stage.

I’m not from Toronto, but want to submit a story for one of your shows, is that possible?
Sure, we’d love to have you! We’ve had many people from out of town come to Toronto and share stories on our stage. Please note, that while we do pay our storytellers a small stipend, you will need to get here on your own accord.

How many storytellers perform at each show?
We usually have six storytellers at each show, but there are times where we squeeze in a seventh.


Covid-19 FAQ

How will your shows happen now that we are social isolating and venues are closed?
For the foreseeable future, we will be presenting all our shows online, through Zoom, and broadcasting them on YouTube LIVE.

Can anyone apply to perform for your online shows?
We welcome everyone to apply for our shows, regardless of them being presented at a venue or online.

Will storytellers still be paid to perform at your online shows?
Yes! Even though we don’t charge a ticket price for our online shows, through donations we are still able to pay our storytellers, and will continue to do so.

I don’t live in Toronto, can I still submit a story for your online shows?
YES! Please do! We would love to feature storytellers from anywhere in the world on our online shows.


If you have anymore questions, please do get in touch with us, you can email us: hello@replaystorytelling.com, or fill out the form here.


Submit your story!

To send us your story, please fill out the form below.

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