The Hamilton 7: A Monthly Night of Storytelling at the Staircase

“People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another. ”
— Studs Terkel


Founded in May of 2016 the Hamilton 7 is a local collective of storytellers who host a monthly storytelling night at The Staircase Cafe Theatre.  Come join us for a gathering of finely crafted tales from professional local tellers from diverse experiences and realities.

In a city full of stories, Organizer and collective member Lisa Pijuan-Nomura asked 8 of the cities best professional storytellers to be a part of an experiment. The group gathered biweekly for the six months to play in the creation and telling of stories from our own lives, from historical tales and imagined histories. Creating an organic process in which to craft our stories, the group works together as writers, creators, collaborators, directors, dramaturges and performers. After the completion of the experimental phase together we decided it was time to bring some of our finest tales to Hamilton audiences.

The group of tellers is a truly great mix of artists from the world of music, dance, theatre, and visual art.


The Hamilton 7 are:

Karen Ancheta – Theatre Artist

Dave Brennan – Comedian and Theatre Artist

Darla Biccum – Theatre Artist

Sheldon Davis – Theatre Artist

Tor Lukasik-Foss – Singer Songwriter, Performer and Visual Artist

Hitoko Okada – Fashion Designer and Textile Artist

Lisa Pijuan-Nomura – Storyteller, Movement and Visual Artist

Josh Taylor – Dance Artist



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2018 Dates

February 18

March 18

April 22

June 17

July 15

7:00 pm

Tickets: $12

In order to reserve tickets please email

Staircase Theatre,
27 Dundurn Street North
Hamilton ON
L8R 3C9