Tales from Island Boy

City: Atlantic
Director: Ryan McCarvill
Genre: Entertainment
Host: Justin Shaw

Comedian, storyteller and Islander Justin Shaw is returning home to work on a brand new story. Through many laughs and reunions with old friends and family, Tales From Island Boy reveals how the wonders of Prince Edward Island can inspire art, identity, and countless tall tales.

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Episode 1 - Coming Home

Comedian and storyteller Justin Shaw returns home to Prince Edward Island to explore how Island life has influenced his work. His first stop is home to his family farm to speak with his father Blair about growing up in rural PEI.

Episode 2 - Living and Creating on PEI

Justin meets Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI’s first Indigenous Poet Laureate, to talk about identity, writing, and PEI’s quintessential 70 Mile Yard Sale.

Episode 3 - Friends

On Prince Edward Island, the roots of friendship run deep. On stage, Justin shares some stories on the tokens of friendship. While on the road, Justin connects with one of his oldest friends from back on the Island.

Episode 4 - Relationships

Given the small population, dating can be difficult in places like Prince Edward Island. On stage, Justin reveals more than a few of the challenges one may face when looking for love in the wrong places. On the road, Justin connects with a number of friends discussing Island romance.

Episode 5 - Mentors

A true mentor is a person who helps someone understand their own potential. On stage, Justin showcases his skills as a storyteller. While on the road, he connects with a number of the individuals who helped nurture his creative passions.

Episode 6 - Leaving Home

As his trip to Prince Edward Island comes to a close, Justin reflects upon his feelings leaving the Island once again. On stage, Justin reveals portions of his latest one-person show. While on the road, experience a final look at various communities on the Island before crossing the Bridge back on to the mainland.

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