Kaitlin Prest is an audio documentary artist using sound, dialogue and music as languages for creating true stories in innovative ways. Her freelance work has been broadcast on NPR’s Snap Judgment, Remix Radio and she co-produces CKUT’s Audio Smut. Voted Montreal’s 2nd most popular radio show, Audio Smut is an explicit and experimental hour of sonic storytelling on the topic of sex and gender. She was awarded the 2010 National Community Radio Awards’ Outstanding Achievement in Documentary for part of a series exploring the gentrification of Montreal’s Red Light district. From 2009-2010 she worked with the Montreal Life Stories Project, documenting the experiences of refugee communities and examining how oral history can be translated into performance and art work.
Experiments in audio documentary art include: commissioned radio drama, presented at the Artivistic conference 2009, various sound installation projects in galleries and other public spaces, listening parties, radio flashmobs and sound recording adventures.
Kaitlin also has a short history in puppetry. Working with Toronto’s Quality Slippers Productions and the Bread and Puppet theatre company has imbued her with an intrigue in documentary theatre.