StoryBATTLE 2016

Barefaced Stories is gearing up for the annual Barefaced StoryBATTLE, taking over every Tuesday night in October at The BIRD.
HEAT ONE: 4th October
HEAT TWO: 11th October (FULL!)
HEAT THREE: 18th October
GRAND FINAL: 25th October

Please make sure you have read the info below before signing up for StoryBATTLE 2016.

  • The theme is open, so your story can be about anything.
  • Stories are to 5-6mins in length. A warning bell will chime at 5mins.  NOTE: If you go over the 6mins – points will be deducted.
  • If you are performing in the heats, you must ALSO be available for the Grand Final on 25th Oct.
  • Barefaced Stories is about living and telling, not reading.  No notes are allowed on stage, even if they are written on your arm. 
  • Stories must be true.  This is NOT a spoken word, poetry or short story reading night. No monologues or stand up please.
  • Rehearse and time yourself! Give yourself the best chance and make sure your story is polished and get it within the time limit.
  • All our performance nights are recorded (audio & video) for archival and broadcasting purposes, however your material will never be used without permission from you first.
  • There will be three judges each night, a combination of sponsors, industry & audience.
  • We encourage everyone to BE YOURSELF.  The judges are looking for authenticity first and foremost.
  • There are prizes along the way, and the big prize is $500 cash for the overall winner along with a framed print of our mascot Brutally Frank by artist Matt Cipov.
  • Finalists will also have the chance to appear on the Barefaced Stories Podcast.
Past winners include:
2011 – Lawrence Ashford
2012 – Nadine Browne
2013 – Janette McGinty
2014 – Allan Girod
2015 – Gary Steadman
2016 – …will it be you?


Sign Up HERE


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