Six Stories, Told at Night
By KT Bryski
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"It takes the right story, that's all...a story they've never heard before." Part audio drama. Part storytelling. All Canadian. 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. This audio drama was made possible through funding assistance from the Ontario Arts Council.
||CleanThe Seventh Story||The long-awaited Seventh Story! Unlocked as part of the Six Stories GoFundMe, this story is a companion piece to the original podcast.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Seven||Road to the Fringe: Episode Seven||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Six||Road to the Fringe: Episode Six||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Five - One Week Out||Road to the Fringe: Episode Five: One Week Out||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Four - Producing||Road to the Fringe: Episode Four - Producing||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Three||Stop number three on our Road to the Fringe! We've got a three-person play...but where are the actors? How do we find them? Join Blythe and KT as they discuss the audition process!||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode Two||The journey continues! How do you turn a one-woman, 130-minute audio drama into a three-person, 90-min stage play? KT talks challenges, opportunities, and werewolves.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad to the Fringe: Episode One||And we're off! A brand-new companion series to accompany "SIX STORIES, TOLD AT NIGHT" as it transforms from award-winning audio drama to live stage production! But what is the Toronto Fringe Festival? How did we start this new adventure? KT reveals al||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix: The Storyteller's Tale||"This is the last story." Additional music by Kerri Lake (flute music) and Kevin MacLeod ("Reminiscing").||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive: La Corriveau||"Whatever you do, don’t look back until I tell you. Otherwise, you’ve lost your friend forever." Sam takes Coyote's tests, and shares the last story Joëlle told her: that of La Corriveau, a witch who had seven husbands and killed them all...||8/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour: The Wendigo||"During harsh winters, people become wendigo to survive..." Sam enters the deep, dark woods and meets a helper. Sure, she's on Joëlle's trail - but nothing's more dangerous than a Trickster.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThree: Le Chien d'Or||"I am a dog gnawing my bone/ In doing so, I rest alone/ A time will come that's yet to be/ When I bite him who's bitten me..." Sam finds some of Joëlle's old audio files, and recalls the night that almost ended things. Please note: this episode includes content some listeners may find upsetting. (Additional music by Kevin MacLeod: "Long Note One," and "In a Heartbeat.")||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTwo: Rose LaTulippe||"This is a lot of little stories…and at the same time, it’s all one big story. That’s how life works, isn’t it?" Sam's archival investigations prove fruitless, but a clue to Joëlle's plans comes from an unexpected source. Interwoven is the story of Rose LaTulippe: a folktale with over 200 different versions - but none like Sam and Joëlle's. (Additional music: "Long Note One" (Kevin MacLeod), "Fiddle Melody" (Andrew Duke).||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne: Bonhomme Sept-Heures||Sam's childhood friend Joëlle has vanished, leaving behind a note that doesn't make sense, a feather Sam doesn't recognize, and a lifetime of stories. Sam starts her quest with a retelling of Bonhomme Sept-Heures: a monster who steals away children out||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Stories Promo||Warming up the feed!||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
One girls tale mixed with fairy and anothers as she learns who she is.
*I listened to this story for my own enjoyment.
I love audio dramas. KT has added in sound effects to add to the story.
Blythe! Oh my! The emotion and character in her voice as she tells the stories. She slips into different feels to accent KT's writing. We get Sam in the here and now, worried. We get Joelle when she speaks with her French accent. We get the narration feel of old as old tales are told.
This story feels a bit of a different style but it's amazing how it all draws together! Current, past, and fairy stories mixed and easy to follow. These stories are short and quick, give or take 20 minutes each. But dang! They slip by in a moment as I'm listening enjoying the stories. I love the feel and the visions I get from them. We not only get the fairy tale of that episode but it's connected to Sam and Joelle, growing their history and friendship along with driving us to where Sam is going to find her friend.
We get stories of our characters, Joelle and Sam, along with an old, dark fairy tale. The combination of these together leads to the feel of the moment with Sam and adds flavor to emotions. The tale of when the girls were young and events of now show a great connection and friendship between the girls, setting us with the feeling of determination with Sam, to find Joelle.
Oh the background sounds that accent events of the story. Well placed. The music brings a chill to the old, dark tales as well.
Should you listen to this podcast? Absolutely! The weaving of the stories that K.T. does here is all talent and gives the feel of an old soul traveling the world to share her words. Stories that hold your attention and heart, leading you to a conclusion that you finish in your mind. Time very well spent listening to.
Fantastic stories and characters. I love how the older stories are woven into a new tale. The narration and acting is outstanding. The production and music is just as fantastic. Thank you Ontario Arts Council!!!!
Dark, haunting, beautiful, moving
KT Bryski has taken five traditional Canadian fairy tales and woven them together with a deeply moving modern-day story of love and loss. Expertly performed by voice actress Blythe Haynes, this collection of stories-within-a-story will capture you like a fairy-ring enchantment. If you enjoy the works of Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis or Peter Beagle, you'll love this journey into Storyland.