Confabulation Stories, true as we can tell them


Confabulation is a monthly storytelling event, based in Montreal and Victoria, where we share stories, told true as we can tell them. They are honest accounts, from the people that lived them, told without notes, props, or gimmicks.

Confabulation was founded by comedian, writer, and actor, Matt Goldberg in 2010. Since then, the show has played on stages across Montreal (including Mainline Theatre, the McCord Museum, Centre Phi, and the Centaur Theatre) and worked with local partners like the Just For Laughs Festival, CBC Books, Broad Science and the Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival. In 2015, we began producing events in Victoria and Toronto—where the show has continued to thrive, expanding the community of storytellers across Canada.

What sets Confabulation apart from other true-life storytelling shows is our dedication to the craft of storytelling. All storytellers, from veterans to first-timers, work with our production team to sharpen their art and give the show a focused, coherent feeling.

Meet the Confabulation Team & Performers

Founder & Executive Director
Technical Director
Graphic & Web Designer
Co-Artistic Director & Co-Producer, Victoria
Social Media Manager

"We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn't a stronger connection between people than storytelling."

Jimmy Neil Smith / Founder and President Emeritus of the International Storytelling Center

“I’m obsessed with giving the audience something they don’t see coming.”

Jordan Peele / Writer and Director of Get Out

od stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can.”

Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow / The Storytelling Edge

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