Metro Arts: Not Much To Tell You
Sophie Blackshaw | On 18, Aug 2014
Look around you: everyone is using their phone. Whether or not they’re using it with genuine purpose or as a distraction is unknown, but the point is that the art of talking is now an art forgotten and underrated.
Fortunately, talking is slowly making its comeback via a collection of events, all of which place the emphasis on storytelling.
One of these celebrations of talking, storytelling and voice starts on the 27th of this month at Metro Arts. It’s ironically titled Not Much To Tell You and it stars Kaitlyn Plyley, who loves to talk.
Kaitlyn is a performance poet, radio announcer and a stand-up storyteller with, undoubtedly, more stories to her name than fingers to her. For Not Much To Tell You, she will be telling the story of how she – a “nerdy, foreign-sounding Aussie lady” discovered her voice. Kaitlyn’s poetry-storytelling combination goes to spaces and places we’re all familiar with: from bedrooms and restaurants through to football fields and dance floors. Ultimately, her piece is about a realisation she had: that she’s out an outsider.
At the macro level, Kaitlyn’s story examines both the serious and the funny in everyday life, which incorporates everything from the politics that govern Australians through to the subtle, unwritten laws each of us have inscribed in our own minds.
Leave your phone behind (or not) and head along.
What Not Much To Tell You
Where: Sue Benner Theatre at Metro Arts, 109 Edward St
When: Wednesday – Saturdays at 7.30pm, commencing August 27 – September 6
Cost:Â General admission: $20, Concession: $16