The Performance Series

How to Fail As A Popstar

Vivek Shraya

The Performance Series

How to Fail As A Popstar

Vivek Shraya

6:30pm

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

90 mins

Multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya presents the journey of How To Fail As A Popstar, her funny, vulnerable and imaginative exploration of failure – from the inception of the one-person stage show in 2020, to publishing a book adaptation in 2021, to creating, writing and starring in the upcoming CBC Gem original series. Premiering this fall, the coming-of-age series about a queer brown boy growing up in Edmonton trying to achieve pop stardom and what went almost right along the way – as told by the queer trans femme that boy becomes.

This event will feature an advance screening of episodes of How to Fail as a Popstar, a brief performance from Vivek’s play, songs from the forthcoming soundtrack, and an insightful conversation with Vivek, series director Vanessa Matsui and co-star Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Performance

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya presents the journey of How To Fail As A Popstar, her funny, vulnerable and imaginative exploration of failure – from the inception of the one-person stage show in 2020, to publishing a book adaptation in 2021, to creating, writing and starring in the upcoming CBC Gem original series. Premiering this fall, the coming-of-age series about a queer brown boy growing up in Edmonton trying to achieve pop stardom and what went almost right along the way – as told by the queer trans femme that boy becomes.

This event will feature an advance screening of episodes of How to Fail as a Popstar, a brief performance from Vivek’s play, songs from the forthcoming soundtrack, and an insightful conversation with Vivek, series director Vanessa Matsui and co-star Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Performance

Featured Authors

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. She is a Canadian Screen Award winner and a Polaris Music Prize nominee, and her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel.” She is also the founder of the award-winning publishing imprint VS. Books, which supports emerging BIPOC writers. Vivek has been a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and her CBC Gem digital series, How to Fail as a Popstar, is launching this fall.

Read more about Vivek Shraya

6:30pm

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

90 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

How To Fail As A Popstar by ,
TIFA 2023

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