What’s Your Story

Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop and play development  for emerging performers. She’ll share 35 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories, one-person shows, and many other genres. This inclusive, and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth. 

A select group of emerging artists will participate in a month-long workshop, creating a new piece of theatre for a one-week run at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. If you are interested in theatre, performance, self-creation, storytelling and physical theatre. Please send a letter of interest, headshot and resume to deb@theflame.live  

Open to emerging artists, 19 years to 35, non-union performers finished or in mid-training.

The One of a Kind Cast will:

Opportunity to Perform

“The world is a spectacular kaleidoscope of people with fascinating stories as unique as every one of us. One of a Kind is created around the true stories performed by the people who lived them, a talented, diverse group of extraordinary emerging theatre artists. The storytellers share their one-of-a-kind childhood tales filled with truth, cultural perspective, family languages, challenge, laughter and adventure.  Using physical theatre, puppetry, music, movement and more, they offer an extraordinary exploration of the universal expression of storytelling. Children will recognize themselves and be inspired to share their own stories.”


Deb Williams is an award-winning actor, playwright, producer, director, comedian, and one of the co-creator/stars of the Mom’s the Word; a storytelling series of plays enjoyed by 2 million people in 19 countries. 

Deb is the Artistic Producer of The Flame, Vancouver’s sold-out storytelling event, wrapping up its 14th season. Deb acts, directs and teachers storytelling across the country. She is a 9‑time Jessie Award Nominee and 3‑time winner and graduate of Studio 58.

Commissioned and offered by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.