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Confabulation (MTL) Coronavirus concerns

All remaining 2020 Confabulation events are on hold at present while we await best practices for dealing with the Coronavirus situation. Please stay tuned for updates — and catch up with the podcast for your true-life story needs!


Confabulation in Toronto!

We’re spreading our wings, and heading down the 401.

That’s right friends, like all good Montrealers, we’re moving to Toronto! (Well some of us did…) Join us the first Wednesday of every month at The Burdock Music Hall, starting on March 2, 2016.

With our first show in Toronto it only seems fitting to return to the very beginning of Confabulation with the theme that started it all — Firsts! Expect true stories, told by the people that lived them, about first: kisses, crushes, punches, cigarettes, high fives, halloweens, dances, votes, days of school, friends, enemies, casual acquaintances, jobs, firings, firings out of a cannon, encounters with the Western Canon, marriages, divorces, babies, camping trips, explosions, performances, brushes with the law… anything and everything!

Full line-up of storytellers to come.

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. (You can buy advance tickets here)

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Do you have a story you want to share? Submit yours here.

(Photo credit: Jamie McCaffrey)


Confabulation presents: Fish out of Water

Confabulation, Montreal’s original monthly all-true storytelling series is back with another night of stories shared by the people that lived them.

For June, we’re hosting another special show as part of the St. Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival.

Confabulation presents: Fish out of Water. Stories of being in the wrong place, being at the wrong time, or just generally being out of sync.

Fumbling for footing in this crazy mixed up world:
Josh Goldberg
Ariel Sherker
Tina Salameh
Stephanie Robert
Michele Luchs
and Katherine Turnbull

Tickets are $12 in advance, or $10 at the door.

You can buy advance tickets here!


Confabulation presents: Montreal Stories — Our 5-year Anniversary

Break out the birthday cake, and don those points hats. It’s our fifth-birthday! Confabulation is so grateful to all you wonderful people for supporting Montreal’s longest-running monthly true-life storytelling series these many years, and we’re having a party to celebrate. As always, great stories shared by the people that lived them. As every birthday, cake. Made by our host and producer. And any other kind souls who want to kick in too.

For the big 5, we’re having a night of Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen here, that remind us why we love this city, or that just feel like this place. We’re still accepting story submissions!

OH! And as always — we’ll be announcing the next year’s worth of themes at this event. So if you’re an aspiring storyteller, or a returning vet, then you don’t wanna miss this one.

Mainline Theatre — 3997 St. Laurent
8 PM
$12 in advance — Buy tickets here:
or $10 at the door


Good Date, Bad Date – February 7, 2015

Be sure to join us at Mainline Theatre for another night of Confabulation — Montreal’s premier monthly all-true storytelling series.

For February 7, 2015 we bring you Good Date, Bad Date — stories of hooking up, making matches and umm… failing to. Do. So. Expect stories of romantic evenings and… the opposite. And sometimes not knowing which you’re getting. We’re also open to dates of all kind — get in touch if you’ve got one to share.

Featuring stories from:
Yarn’s Jeff Gandell
Claire Grady-Smith
Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa
Inga Knoth
Devon Hardy

MainLine Theatre

3997 St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1Y4

Facebook Event is here.


Truth or Dare – November 1, 2014

The leaves change and fall, the landlord plays with the heat, we look outside, sighing.

And, I’m writing accidental haikus. It must be autumn. Let’s turn up the heat a little.

Confabulation, Montreal’s only monthly all-true storytelling series returns. For November, our theme is Truth or Dare — stories of brutal honesty, and the lengths we go to avoid it.

We want the stories of your lies, or those that have been told to you. We want the stories of how hard you’ve worked to keep secrets… Or the stories of where they all came tumbling out. Possibly at a live storytelling show, on stage. We also want the stories of the lengths you’ve gone to to make up for those secrets.

Featuring stories from:
Al Lafrance
Meags Fitzgerald
Joshua Budman
Meredith Lingerfelt
Nina Pariser
Gerard Harris

Suggested donation: $8


Confabulation Presents: Bad Medicine

band medicineBad Medicine: Stories of cures, curses, and confusing the two.

Medicine Hat, Medicine Man, Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman, Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down? Expect stories about problematic pills, strange surgeries, doubtful diagnoses, karmic cure-alls, and just getting what you need.

Saturday October 4th, 8pm at MainLine Theatre (3997 blvd St Laurent)

Here is the Facebook Event!


Confabulation Presents: On the Road

IMG_5254Confabulation is back for our fall instalment! Join us on Saturday September 6th at 8pm at MainLine Theatre (3997 blvd St Laurent) for On the Road: Stories of transition, travel, and crossing lines.

We have lined up seven storyteller from Montreal and Toronto to share their tales from of the open road.  They are:

Sage Tyrtle, Erin Rodgers, Zebulon Pike, Natalie Winshotts, Clara Bee Lavery, Deborah VanSlet, and David Sklar.

Yup, it’s still pay what you can!

Please share the Facebook Event with your friends, especially if they’ve never been to Confabulation before.

See you in soon!


Confabulation presents: Down to the Wire

Confabulation is back from summer vacation, with Down to the Wire — stories of split seconds, spontaneous choices, and living in the moment.

Six-more true-life stories, from six true-life storytellers.

It’s happening on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at Montreal Improv Theatre, at a special time 7pm!

Still Pay What You Can!

After that, we’ll back back to the first Saturday of every month, at the beautiful Mainline Theatre.

Here’s the Facebook event, please spread the word!