Andrea Gibbs is the co-founder and creative producer of Barefaced Stories – Australia’s longest-running program of refreshingly honest, bold and brutally frank live storytelling. She is an actor, audio mixer, and the presenter of ABC Radio’s Weekends program which broadcasts Australia-wide every Sunday.
Hailing from the farming town Donnybrook, Andrea is a jill of all trades.
In 2005 she won Triple J’s Raw Comedy Stand-up State Final and was selected for The Comedy Zone produced by Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2006. She is a core member of premiere improv-comedy ensemble The Big HOO-HAA! and has performed at Loose Moose (Canada) and The Women in Comedy Festival (Boston).
She has been a guest speaker at TEDxPerth and Marieke Hardy’s Women of Letters.
Billed as a ‘revelation’ by The Australian newspaper in the lead role of 8 Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography by Declan Greene (Griffin Theatre SYD) other recent performances Is This Thing On? By Zoe Coombs-Marr at The Blue Room Theatre (Best Performance 2016), The Mars Project by Wil O’Mahoney (Best Supporting PAWA)and Ben Elton’s feature film Three Summers alongside Magda Szubanski. Originally hailing from Donnybrook, Western Australia – Andrea has been described as ‘the quintessential cousin from the country’ (The West).