PostSecret

POSTSECRET
Created by FRANK WARREN, KAHLIL ASHANTI, TJ DAWE AND JUSTIN SUDDS

Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver
February 17th – March 5th, 2016

The Firehall Arts Centre’s wildly successful production PostSecret: The Show is returning to Vancouver for a two week encore Feb 17 – March 5. Like the internet sensation on which it is based, this touching and real live experience has gone viral and is currently on a 25-stop tour of Canada and USA (see postsecretshow.com for details).

PostSecret (postsecret.com) is an internationally recognized public art project where people confess their secrets on homemade postcards, anonymously. Frank Warren, creator and curator, posts a selection of cards each week on the PostSecret website, which has become one of the Internet’s most popular sites with over half a billion hits. From its modest beginnings as a community art project in Washington, D.C. in 2005, PostSecret has since been a feature exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., published six PostSecret books that have climbed the New York Times best-seller list, inspired over a 1,000,000 postcard submissions, accumulated 1.5 million Facebook followers, and won numerous Webby awards. Time Magazine ranked PostSecret as one of the most influential blogs in the world.

This stage adaptation is a collaboration between PostSecret creator Frank Warren and Canadian theatre veterans, TJ Dawe, Kahlil Ashanti and Justin Sudds. PostSecret: The Show made its Canadian premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre in January 2015. The show is an immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves, and on rare occasions, share with others. Projected images, videos, three actors and a guitarist guide the audience through crowd-sourced narratives revealing the true stories behind the secrets. See the hopeful, shocking, painful and sexual secrets that brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog.

“extremely compelling… the response was overwhelming.” – Globe and Mail

FACT AND CALENDAR INFORMATION

WHAT
PostSecret: The Show

WHERE
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova at Gore

WHO
Starring Ming Hudson, Nicolle Nattrass, Sam S Mullins. Music composed by Mario
Vaira, Performed by Patrick Barnett.

ABOUT PostSecret

PostSecret (www.postsecret.com) is an internationally recognized public art project where people confess their secrets on homemade postcards, anonymously. Frank Warren, creator and curator, posts a selection of cards each week on the PostSecret website, which has become one of the Internet’s most popular sites with over half a billion hits. From its modest beginnings as a community art project in Washington, D.C. in 2005, PostSecret has since been a feature exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and other galleries and museums, inspired 500,000 postcard submissions, accumulated 1.1 million Facebook followers, and won numerous Webby awards. Five PostSecret books have climbed The New York Times best-seller list. This stage adaptation presents a kaleidoscopic view of PostSecret, featuring real life stories of how the project has impacted the lives of people around the world, and features dozens of never-before-seen postcards. It incorporates music, animation, and live actors to bring these moving (and occasionally controversial) stories to the stage with a life affirming message: “you are not alone.”

DATE & TIME

February 17th – March 5th, 2016
Previews Feb 17 8pm Opens Feb 18, 8pm
Tue 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun 3pm | Wed 1pm PWYC

TICKETS

Tickets $17-30, available from firehallartscentre.ca / 604 689 0926.

Author

Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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