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PostSecret: The Show Returns To Firehall Arts Centre February 17 – March 5

1 Feb

Post_Secret-The-Show-L-R-Kahlil-Ashanti-Nicolle-Nattrass-Ming-Hudson-700x501Last year, we had the pleasure of seeing PostSecret: The Show at the Firehall Arts Centre which is making a return to Vancouver on February 17th. This production brings to life one of the most popular blogs in the world PostSecret.com. If you are unfamiliar with this blog, in November 2004, US artist, Frank Warren, created a viral movement when he printed 3,000 self-addressed postcards and handed them out to people on the streets and asked them to mail their secrets to his home in Washington, DC.  The secrets were anonymous and the secret they shared could be regret, fear, betrayal, desire, a confession or childhood humiliation.  Postsecret.com is now one of the most visited advertisement-free blogs in the world with over 700 million visitors from all over the world.

On February 17th  Vancouver’s TJ Dawe along with other Vancouver collaborators Kahlil Ashanti and Justin Sudds bring the show back to Vancouver. This is truly an innovative project that pushes the boundaries of crowd-sourced storytelling, combining intimate live performance with secrets from around the globe.  Part of the aim of the production is to show you that you are not alone. When you hear some of the secrets revealed, guaranteed you will find one that resonates with you. Some of the secrets in this show do take on a serious tone, such as suicide, but what we came away with is howPostSecrets.com has connected people by mere words reinforcing to us words are powerful.

PostSecret: The Show is full of raw human emotion in all its honesty, for better or for worse. We are sure you will see some of yourself in the secrets revealed.  Some will make you laugh out loud, some with pull at your heart strings, some will make you think, but by the end, the show does in its own unique way make you see ‘we are all in this together’.  Each and every one of us has the ability to reach out and make a connection to someone and make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone will take away a little something different from this show which was criticized by a few for being too much like a TED Talk. This is a fair comment, but we felt that’s what made for a unique and engaging show. We encourage you to see the human in humanity.  PostSecret The Show runs from February 11th to March 5th at the Firehall Arts Centre. Tickets range from $17 to $30 and are available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

PS Looking to go somewhere for a bite before the show that’s close by? Might we suggest Chuchillo.  It is a one block walk away and has Latin American inspired dishes which are pretty tasty.

Review of PostSecret: The Show Now On At The Firehall Arts Centre

24 Jan

PostSecretTheShowAn innvovative new production opened at the Firehall Arts Centre on January 20th called PostSecret: The Show. This production brings to life one of the most popular blogs in the world PostSecret.com. In November 2004, US artist, Frank Warren, created a viral movement when he printed 3,000 self-addressed postcards and handed them out to people on the streets and asked them to mail their secrets to his home in Washington, DC.  The secrets were to be anonymous and the secret could be regret, fear, betrayal, desire, a confession or childhood humiliation.  Postsecret.com is now one of the most visited advertisement-free blogs in the world with over 700 million visitors from all over the world.  Vancouver’s TJ Dawe along with other Vancouver collaborators Kahlil Ashanti and Justin Sudds bring to life this innovative project that pushes the boundaries of crowd-sourced storytelling, combining intimate live performance with secrets from around the globe.  Part of the aim of the production is to show you are not alone. When you hear some of the secrets revealed, guaranteed you will find ones that resonate with you. For me, it was the postcard that read “Don’t Take Away My Sunshine is the saddest song in the world”. When my dog was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that took him a few years too early, I sang that song to him all the time. He seemed to love it and showered me with wet dog kisses, but it always pulls at my heart strings. Some of the secrets took on a serious tone, such as suicide, but the positive we came away with is how PostSecrets.com saved so many lives literally and figuratively with words as well as actions.  PostSecret: The Show is full of raw human emotion in all its honesty, for better or for worse. Guaranteed you will see yourself in the secrets revealed to the world.  Some will make you laugh out loud, some with pull at your heart strings, some will truly make you think, but by the end, the show does in it’s own unique way make you see ‘we are all in this together’.  Each and every one of us has the ability to reach out and make a connection to someone and make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone will take away a little something different from this show which has been criticized by a few for being much like a TED Talk. This is a fair comment, but we felt that’s what made for a unique and engaging show. We encourage you to see the human in humanity.  PostSecret The Show runs till February 7th at the Firehall Arts Centre. Tickets are available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

Canadian Premiere of PostSecret: The Show At The Firehall Arts Centre January 20th

19 Jan

PostSecretTheShowThere is an innovative new production coming to the Firehall Arts Centre on January 20th called PostSecret: The Show.  It brings to life one of the most popular blogs in the world PostSecret.com. US artist, Frank Warren, created a viral movement when he printed 3,000 self-addressed postcards and handed them out to people on the streets and asked them to send in their secrets. Postsecret.com is one of the most visited advertisement-free blogs in the world with nearly 700 million visitors. There have been six PostSecret books one of which made it to the New York Times bestseller list. In 2011, 300 of the postcard images became an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art In New York.

On January 20th, Vancouver’s TJ Dawe along with other Vancouver collaborators Kahlil Ashanti and Justin Sudds will create a live immersive experience based on unheard PostSecret stories in collaboration with Frank Warren. This innovative project pushes the boundaries of crowd-sourced storytelling, combining intimate live performance with secrets from around the globe. You can expect a “visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions.” PostSecret: The Show showcases original music along with recorded voices, projected images and video in the hopes of reminding audiences that no matter what you may be facing in your life, you are not alone.

A preview show takes place January 20th with opening night taking place on January 21st. PostSecret The Show runs till February 7th. Tickets available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

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