Fake News Fangirl
Personal Project // Date: 2011–2014 // Medium: Stage show
I’m not an actor, but somehow I ended up on stage for an hour, 40 times over.
I wrote, self-produced, and performed this solo storytelling show at Fringe festivals across Canada: in Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, London, and Hamilton.
I have a fascination with fandom and fan cultures. I once crashed an academic conference focused on fan studies, which I think makes me a fan fan?
I had stories to tell from my own experience navigating Daily Show fandom, which together laddered into an over-arching tale about creativity and identity. I knew I could make the subject universal for anyone who’s ever been told they’re a little “too into” something.
This project was the toughest challenge I’ve ever taken on. It exhausted me financially, physically, and mentally. I don’t regret a minute of it.
This play is as endearing as it is sharp and left me thinking and processing for hours after.
a harrowing personal history delivered with plenty of heart