Arts Margaret River host the Bystander Project

Mark Storen from Whiskey and Boots and Dave Seegar, one of the storytellers.
Mark Storen from Whiskey and Boots and Dave Seegar, one of the storytellers.

Arts Margaret River has launched the community based project - Bystander.

The project aims to transform the real-life experiences of people living in Augusta, Margaret River and Cowaramup into a unique, live performance.

You may know some of these people well, others you may only have seen around town and some you may know nothing about, until now.

The stories will offer a first-hand, personal account into the diverse experiences of 10 locals.

Arts Margaret River's Marketing Manager Steph Kreutzer said this was a wonderful opportunity to hear the stories of locals.

"We are very excited to be bringing the Bystander Project to town," she said.

"We have selected an equal number of males and females from a wide age group with differing interests to ensure that a broad cross section of personalities and views are featured.

"We are very grateful to the story tellers for agreeing to be interviewed and I am sure that everyone will enjoy hearing their stories and celebrating our unique community.

The local, personal stories will be told by Whiskey & Boots (Mark Storen and Georgia King) verbatim, as part of a live performance set against a backdrop of photographs and accompanied by original, live music.

"The aim of this project is to bring understanding to those living around us," Whiskey and Boots said.

"We believe that everyone's story is interesting and valuable and that by sharing stories we are able to be in the world together with greater empathy."

First performance is at Augusta Hotel on October 23 at 7.30pm.

There will be two performance at Cowaramup Hall on October 24 and 25 at 7.30 and 7pm respectively.

Unreserved cabaret table seating and bar facilities will be available.

Tickets to the shows are $25 Adult, $20 Member / Concession / Youth and can be purchased online from artsmargaretriver.com or by calling 9758 7316.