COMING UP AT THE NEW JOLT SPACE:
ABOUT the Confession Files
What does it feel like to witness a crime and not say something? How can you suddenly snap one day and hurt the person you love? How do you ruin everything you have desperately worked so hard to keep? Can there ever be absolution or atonement? Can there be true forgiveness? A night of monologues, poetry, passion and lyrical confession of crimes. Writers Sean M Whelan, Michelle Dabrowski, Paul Mitchell and Alicia Sometimes take you on a search for the things you do that have no words, with music by Andrew Watson. Part of the Crime and Justice Festival, www.crimeandjusticefestival.com.
Michelle Dabrowski is a Canadian spoken word artist and arts educator, and founder of the Montreal Throw Poetry Collective. In 2010 Michelle will release her first full length album Upward Praising Girlfriend.
Paul Mitchell has published two collections of poetry, Minorphysics (IP 2003) and Awake Despite the Hour (Five Islands Press 2007). He has written and performed several dramatic monologues, including Sleepless in Braybrook, Get the Word (La Mama Theatre), Elemental and The Confession Files.
Sean M Whelan writes for performance, paper and pixels. He has published two books of poetry, Love is the New Hate and Tattooing the Surface of the Moon. He programs Babble, a long running spoken word event in Melbourne and is one of the co-coordinators of Liner Notes, a series of readings that are spoken word tributes to iconic albums. In 2009 he was one of the co-writers and performers of the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival science-poetry show, Elemental.
Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. Her radio show is 3RRR's Aural Text. Alicia has two poetry collections, kissing the curve (FIP) and Soundtrack (LNP). She was also director and co-writer one of Elemental.
Andrew Watson is a Melbourne-based musician and photographer. Since 2005, Andrew has worked extensively with Sean M Whelan. Combining poetry and music, they have written the shows Death to Your Dreams, LCUK: Falling In and Out of Luck and Sweet Cowboy with Emilie Zoe Baker. In 2009 he collaborated with Claire Fischer writing and performing the musical set piece for Elemental.