Barefaced Stories is a modern type of storytelling, that can elevate those voices that might not easily find a microphone – real people, not just comedians or celebrities.

At Barefaced Stories, you will see real people from your community, take to the stage armed only with a true-life tale. They are honest, raw, vulnerable, wear their bloody, beating heart on their sleeve, and are some of the bravest folk you’ll meet.

When we hear other people’s stories, we begin to think about the world in different ways.

The night will be a celebration of local stories on your local stages. With an audience and community as keen to participate as to watch. Barefaced Stories have nothing to hide. They are a love song to the human condition and stories that are about people surrendering to the chaos of being human. In one night you will weep, laugh, and maybe even pee yourself a little.

Real stories are what Barefaced loves and that’s what they leave behind.

Barefaced Stories: Our Story from Barefaced Stories on Vimeo.

Images by Matso and Simon Pynt

Andrea Gibbs is the co-creator of Barefaced Stories and believes that people’s stories matter.

Two storytelling workshops will be facilitated by her and she will help all participants find their story* worth sharing, teach them how to craft it, and give them the tools to tell it with confidence.

Andrea will support workshop participants to find their story, she will create the right space for them to tell it, a place without fear and a place where they could really be themselves.

Max 10 workshop participants (there is only be 6 spots to make it to the stage for the performance).

Workshop Commitment will be 2 x 4 hour workshops held in a local community venue/space.

Session 1 – working on finding your story, writing exercises, (structure etc)
Session 2 –support for presenting your story


Sat 30 Oct at 2pm – 6pm
Sun 31 Oct at 10am – 2pm
Theme: Now or Never

Port Lincoln
Mon 1 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Tue 2 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Theme: Animal Instincts

Kangaroo Island
Fri 5 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat 6 Nov at 9am – 12.30pm
Theme: Now or Never

Sun 7 Nov at 2pm – 6pm
Mon 8 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Theme: Life Happens

Tue 9 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Wed 10 Nov at 6pm – 9.30pm
Theme: Animal Instincts


Expressions of interest are now closed.

If you have any enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Barefaced Stories is supported by

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland
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Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

15th April 2022 — 1st September 2023

Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Nunga Screen 2022
  • Film

Nunga Screen 2022

6th May 2022 — 7th July 2022

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through the screen.

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Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name
  • Visual Arts

Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name

13th May 2022 — 3rd August 2022

My Name is an iterative project by Adelaide-based artist Cynthia Schwertsik that responds to and reflects the presence and representation of women across public spaces in regional South Australia.

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Port Lincoln performance postponed - please be patient while the Nautilus Arts Centre refund tickets.

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