On a balmy May evening, the din of the crowd at Cafe Deux Soleil is palpable from a block away. The venue is a well-loved place where the local community gathers nightly for improv, poetry, live music and for this night a story telling game show and podcast.
The premise is simple, listen to stories, pick out the liar, win fabulous prizes!
The show’s creator and host Jo Dworschak sat down with me for a quick interview on a hot sunny afternoon. I got to pet her bunny rabbit.
LM: What is the inspiration of Story Story Lie?
JD: I moved to Vancouver and Vancouver didn’t have the variety of shows that I thought it should have. After travelling to Chicago to study with Second City I came back and thought about the type of show I wanted to do. My son and his friends had a game where they would tell two truths and a lie and it seemed like the best way to get storytellers involved.
LM: What is your selection process?
JD: I scout through shows in the area. I go to a lot of them and then sometimes I get recommendations.
LM: If you could have any person on the show living dead real fictional, who and why?
JD: My two personal icons! Who are Frida Kahlo and Leonard Cohen. They are just so inspiring to me.
LM: Who would be the worst person on your show?
JD: A Lawyer… *nervous laugh* actually not them because I am trying to get an online divorce attorney to sponsor the podcast.
LM: How do you get the cool and very practical prizes for the show?
JD: I buy random things off of Craigslist!
LM: What would be your Hogwarts House or Star Trek Shirt Colour?
JD: Ops Gold
LM: If you were in an airport and you had time to waste and 20$ what would you spend it on?
JD: I wouldn’t buy a thing, but I would go get a quick pedicure and ask the person for their story.
If you are able to attend the next show June 10th at Cafe Deux Soliel please do. This is the type of show and cultural experiences that are awesome.