Kaitlyn Plyley is a Brisbane-based writer, performer and broadcaster. She is a published poet and a trained raconteur, having studied storytelling under teachers from New York’s The Moth and LA’s Upright Citizens Brigade. She is a founding member of Perth’s Barefaced Stories, and runs storytelling workshops with Yarn: Stories Spun In Brisbane. Kaitlyn tells true stories from her life, and has told them at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Fringe World, and the National Young Writers Festival.
Through layered lyrics and impassioned performances, Kaitlyn uses poetry to engage with the emotion behind every day experiences while deconstructing them on an intellectual level. Known for performances that are expansive and sometimes entirely improvised, her artistic approach is underpinned by a central philosophy: “If I’m bored, the audience is bored”. Kaitlyn’s performance style borrows from stand-up comedy, while her lyrical wordplay and internal rhyme schemes come straight from a love of hip hop.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2014 Performance / Not Much To Tell You, 27 August – 6 September – co-presented by Metro Arts & Kaitlyn Plyley, Writer/Performer
2013 Creative Development / Not Much To Tell You