rihannaboi95

  • April 25, 2015
  • 7:00 pm
  • Motel Theatre, Arts Commons

Starring Diego Stredel, Directed by Simon Mallett, Design by Deitra Kalyn

Dealing candidly with bullying, queer identity and the pain of self-invention, this unique show invites viewers to watch a live performance free of charge from the privacy of their own computers and engage in an online discussion. At the Spur Festival’s viewing hub, the show will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Downstage and members of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre.

Sixteen-year old Sunny needs to talk about what’s happening, but he has to do it where no one will find him. Because Sunny, aka rihannaboi95, made some videos and while they’re getting lots of hits, some people at school found them too and now the eggshell world he so carefully treads is threatening to collapse beneath him. Cloistered within the Forest Lawn bedroom of his friend Keira, Sunny records a video for his loyal viewers, invoking his YouTube namesake when he needs her most.

Bring your own fully-charged phone, tablet or laptop (along with headphones) or borrow one from us and watch the show with others, followed by a facilitated discussion.

  • Series: Film Screening
  • Free


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