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Showing Up: by Vivek Shraya and Canadian Stage

Vivek Shraya under spotlight at Evergreen Brick Works

Showing Up, a long-form music video based on Vivek Shraya's play How To Fail As A Popstar.

Filmed at Evergreen Brick Works, Showing Up is a long-form music video by Vivek Shraya. Based on Shraya’s acclaimed play How To Fail As A Popstar, directed by Brendan Healy and premiered by Canadian Stage in 2020, this work re-imagines the play’s final moments as a short film.

Created in partnership with Canadian Stage and part of Evergreen's Cultural Performing Arts Series presented by Bank of America.

This performance is part of Future Cities Canada: #UnexpectedSolutions. A virtual experience of over 60 unique events across six weeks, including thought-provoking sessions, interactive discussions and exclusive performances. 

By joining the conversation, you can expect to learn from and engage with the city builders who are breaking down the silos in how we shape our cities.

Register for free access to this performance and the full #UnexpectedSolutions virtual program.

Dates & Times

Date: November 6, 2020 | 1:00pm–2:00pm

Prices & Fees

Register for free. Access this performance and the full #UnexpectedSolutions virtual program.


Virtual Performance. Filmed at Evergreen Brick Works.