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How To Fail As A Popstar ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: Vivek Shraya
Director: Brendan Healy


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


February 18th, 2020 – March 1st, 2020


Illuminating, raw, honest and hopeful, this debut theatrical work chronicles Vivek’s journey to “not quite” pop music superstardom. A reflection on the power of pop culture, dreams, disappointments, and self-determination, this astonishing performance is a triumph in finding one’s authentic voice. (


Vivek Shraya Performer

Creative Team

Vivek Shraya Playwright
Brendan Healy Director
Clare Preuss Assistant Director
William Yong Choreographer
Joanna Yu Set Designer
Joanna Yu Costume Designer
C.J. Astronomo Lighting Designer
Imogen Wilson Associate Lighting Designer
Vivek Shraya Composer
Vivek Shraya Lyrics
James Bunton Composer
James Bunton Sound Designer


Jessica Severin Stage Manager
Kim Moreira Apprentice Stage Manager
Aidan Ware Technical Director
Ming Wong Head of Wardrobe
Allie Marshall Wardrobe Coordinator
Marlee Bygate Cutter
Carly Beamish First Hand
Alanna Chelmick Make-up Artist
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Jon Cunningham Head Technician


Lynanne Sparrow Producer
Tristan Goethel Technical Director
Heather Landon Production Manager
Colleen Daly Production Assistant
Kate Glen House Technician
Susan Batchelor Wardrobe Mistress