Rehearsal Hall Sessions: Tales of Horror

sat28oct8:00 pmsat9:00 pmRehearsal Hall Sessions: Tales of Horror8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal Hall

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details


Chills, thrills, and horrific feels! This Halloween, join us in the Rehearsal Hall for a night of scary stories that will both delight and terrify you. Come in costume, enjoy a free hot chocolate, and gather round the campfire for an intimate, spooky storytelling event with three incredible storytellers from the lower mainland as they tell tales that will give you goosebumps and make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

This event is appropriate for ages 12+. Parental discretion advised.
Content warning: themes of murder, death, violence, and general horror. BOO!


Emily Kelsall | On a dark stormy night in 1998 Emily Kelsall was born. Emily lives in unceded Squamish territory. She loves storytelling, the natural world, and people in general. Emily was on the Vancouver Slam poetry team in 2016 and won the Vancouver Story Slam in 2017In August 2023, Emily has her first international rap battle in California under the name “Koleslaw“. When she’s not involved in art, she’s working in activism. Emily co-founded the group T-Rex against TMX. In January of 2023, Emily went to jail for obstructing pipeline construction whilst in a giant inflatable T-rex suit. Pieces about her activism have been featured in the CBC, the National Observer, and Chataline. Emily has a long history of scary storytelling. As a kid, she loved conjuring up tales to tell her peers, weaving tales so spooky she was sometimes banned from telling them by concerned adults. As a teenager, she developed a horror radio show called “Midnight Rose”. She’s super excited to tell a story this October and wishes everyone a Happy Halloween.   

Casey Por | Casey is a local actor, writer, director and musician based in Coquitlam B.C. He studied theatre at The University of the Fraser Valley for two years before transferring to BCIT to study broadcast and television production.  Since then he has appeared in stage productions all over the Greater Vancouver Area doing theatre, improv, and hosting the occasional burlesque show. He recently completed production on his short film The Ministry of Unusual Happenings, a comedy about the department of the Canadian government responsible for dealing with supernatural events. Casey lives across the street with his partner Ashley, Ashley’s little sister Maddie and their dog and cat. 

Tanaz Roudgar | Tanaz is an immigrant, bilingual, trained actor, writer, poet, improviser and movement artist. Her recent co-creation: Ode To Diaspora, a poetry and movement piece questioning home and diaspora, was a part of the Stand Festival 2022. She has performed her poetry at the ignite festival 2022. Her debut in film is playing the lead role in the short film “Uterus” directed by Aryo Khakpour in 2022. She has written plays with companies such as Paprika Festival and The Arts Club and her mission as an artist is to spread awareness and share POC and queer voices while dismantling systems of oppression like a warrior goddess on the unceded and stolen lands of the Coast Salish peoples.