Nitty Gritty – True stories told by real humans

FREE 10 hour session on Friday the 14th of May 2021.

Do you have a true story to tell?

George Town Council is inviting people from our community to the stage to tell their story. Through stories, we appreciate our differences. Through stories, we strengthen our bonds. Through stories, we celebrate life.

Creator of this special project, facilitator and host is comedian Rachel Berger. Rachel is one of Australia’s favourite comedians, working variously as a comic, novelist, columnist and television entertainer.

Rachel will draw on her thirty years’ experience to work with a group of locals crafting their stories into a performance, ready to deliver in front an audience later that same day. Rachel is passionate about creating work that leads to a better understanding between different groups and individuals within our community.

In Nitty Gritty she brings untold stories and unfamiliar voices into the public arena giving them social currency, reaffirming our humanity, and bringing us all closer.

Other Information

You must be available from 10am on the day of your event for an all day workshop with Rachel Berger followed by a rehearsal prior to the show. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Duration of Workshop: 5 hours ~ 10.00am to 4.00pm [Lunch break 12 -1.00pm] Rehearsal: 5.00pm to 6.00pm ShowTime: 70 minutes ~ 7.00pm – 8.10pm During the workshop you’ll be working on your story with Rachel to bring it to performance standard. Time allotted to each story is 8 minutes max. Your story MUST be true. It must be YOUR story. Your story must be told, not read. Places are limited to 8 people. Due to limited places, closing date for submissions is 16th April

Program Dates

Date Time Location
14 May 2021 - Friday 10:00am - 8:10pm Workshop: 10:00am - 4:00pm Rehearsal: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Show Time: 7:00pm - 8:10pm @ Memorial Hall, Macquarie Street, George Town
Nitty Gritty – True stories told by real humans

Contact Details

  • Rachel Berger

How to Register

Just turn up on the day to participate or pre-register today via one of the options below:

  1. Complete a paper-based form at the session OR
  2. Register online at OR
  3. Fill in your details just ONCE by downloading the “I’m In by Healthy Tasmania" phone app available on iOS and Android. Then simply bring your phone along to a session and scan the QR code on your phone with the session coordinator’s phone.