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How to Fail as a Popstar is Vivek Shraya’s debut theatrical work, a one-person show that chronicles her journey from singing in shopping malls to “not quite” pop music superstardom with beguiling humour and insight. This astonishing work is a raw and humourous reflection on the power of pop culture, dreams, disappointments, and self-determination.

This print edition of the script includes colour photographs by Dahlia Katz from the show’s Toronto production in February 2020, a foreword by director Brendan Healy, and an afterword by Vivek.

  • Foreword by Brendan Healy
  • Cover photo by Heather Saitz