PostSecret founder Frank Warren, a Germantown resident, is seeking financial backers for a web-to-stage adaptation for his public art project based on the confessions of anonymous secret sharers, The Gazette reports.
The production hopes to present “a kaleidoscopic view” of PostSecret, relying on music, animation and live actors to bring the stories to the stage, according to the folks at RoundHouse Theatre Bethesda, which staged special performance of the developing play on Oct. 5.
Warren tells The Gazette that he hopes to get financial backing to send the finished play on tour by 2013:
“We’re reaching out to investors so that the play is fully funded so it can have the life we hope for it,” says Warren, who envisions the production being performed in theaters, college campuses and community centers.
Warren is collaborating with Canada-based Brand To Stage Productions.
In September, a 90-minute staging of the PostSecret play-in-progress was part of the Vancouver International Fringe Festival lineup.
In an interview with Patch in September 2010, Warren said he was looking into ways to share secrets through “film and television.” In a story published in The Washington Post in April, Warren opened up about taking PostSecret from blog to stage play.
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- PostSecret Founder Looking For Backers to Finance Multimedia Traveling Play (The Gazette)