Thursday, October 18, 2012
PostSecret founder, a Germantown resident, gave Roundhouse Theatre a sneak peek of play in progress
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 …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
PostSecret founde is wrorking on a play based on PostSecret secrets, the Germantown resident tells The Washington Post.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Germantown-based founder cited pornographic images and ‘threatening’ content as reasons for discontinuing the app.
After nearly five months and more than two million secrets shared, PostSecret has decided to close its iPhone app due to a deluge of abusive posts. The iPhone app was offered up in September as a mobile means to catharsis. Purchasers of the $1.99 download could peruse (or reply to) the secrets of others or anonymously post secrets of their own. But in a New Year’s Day blog entry, PostSecret founder and Germantown resident Frank Warren announced the app was being discontinued despite plans to release an Android version. Warren said PostSecret, Apple and the FBI received complaints from users about “bad content,” which he characterized as pornographic, gruesome and malicious. “Threats were made against users, moderators and my family. (Two …
Monday, September 20, 2010
Frank Warren's PostSecret project has sparked international attention and a #1 New York Times Bestselling book.
Frank Warren is the international man of secrets. He has read the most intimate, comical and hopeful secrets of people from China to the United States to Europe, and everywhere in between. And he doesn't have to hack anything or pry anyone to get this information, people mail them to him. How? The Germantown resident started the PostSecret project in January 2005. PostSecret is a ongoing community art project. Warren's mailbox is stuffed daily by 100-200 homemade postcards with secrets written on them. Postcards are submitted anonymously. Of about 1,000 postcards Warren receives weekly, he picks 20 to put on PostSecret.com and fewer to include in his books. Through the project, Warren has published five books. The most recent book (…