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. Why not dob in a mate who you know would love their moment to shine in the spotlight!

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


Interested in participating or know someone who might have a ripper story? Fill out the form below to express your interest to participate or to nominate someone else.

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

*Please note the stories we are looking for a uniquely yours

Barefaced Stories is supported by

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts

11th September 2021 — 31st October 2021

This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’

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