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The Spoke: DIY Edition at The Bentway
August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Is “Go Your Own Way” your favourite summertime jam? Do you even bother looking at the IKEA instruction manual?
The Spoke and Outside the March have partnered with The Bentway’s CITE: A Celebration of Skateboard Arts & Culture for a special skateboarding and DIY-influenced event featuring true stories by Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts. Come hang out in the Beer Garden for an afternoon of gritty, grungy, greasy stories about taking matters into your own hands.
Graham Isador – performer, playwright and journalist
Joey Nicholson – tattoo artist, visual artist, queer activist and skater
Evan Rissi – skater and comedian
Amanda Cordner – performer and theatre artist.
Graham Isador is a contributing writer at VICE. He trained at Soulpepper as a part of their playwright unit. As a storyteller he has appear on the CBC and the RIsk Podcast.
Hello there, I’m Joey! I’ve been tattooing for 11 years, with a home base in Toronto. I frequently travel throughout Canada, tattooing at conventions and select studios. I have also done residencies and guest spots in several international locations.
I have a degree in Fine Art from OCAD University and have shown my paintings in galleries in Toronto and Vancouver. In my spare time, I like to skateboard and hang out with my dog, Frida. I am passionate about feminism and queer activism, which I try to incorporate into my tattooing and art practice as much as possible.
Evan Rissi is a writer and director from Toronto, Ontario. Formerly a columnist and Editor-at-Large at King Skateboard Magazine, Evan is known for his brand of humour and esoteric tastes through his writing, films, television appearances, and acting career.
Amanda Cordner is a creator and performer who recently toured her solo show, BODY SO FLUORESCENT across Canada and in the United States. It is making its Toronto premier at the SummerWorks Festival and continues to pique interest internationally. She appeared in Featherweight, a Toronto Fringe Festival production, which was awarded NOW Magazine’s critic’s pick in 2018. Amanda is also active in the film and television industry, most recently appearing in an episode of Baroness Von Sketch.
About the Spoke
The Spoke is a monthly storytelling event hosted by Outside the March, one of Toronto’s leading immersive theatre companies. Since 2012 The Spoke has hosted over two hundred stories at over 40 events, each based on a common theme and featuring storytellers from a range of ages, cultures, occupations and life experiences. The Spoke Podcast, available on iTunes and featured on CBC’s Podcast Playlist, highlights stories from the live event and boasts thousands of downloads. More at outsidethemarch.ca