Fake Nerd Girl

Information Technology Services (ITS) at U of T presents in association with Wild Talk and Hart House Theatre, a story of cyber-bullying and redemption, Fake Nerd Girl

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Written and Performed by Chloe Payne
Directed by Harmonie Tower
Set and Costume Design by Claire Hill
Lighting Design by Melissa Joakim
Sound Design and Composition by Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski

One night only!

When: Tues., Oct. 23, 2018 | 8-10 pm | FREE Admission
Doors open at 7:30 pm – first come, first served seating
Where: Hart House – East Common Room

Ridiculously epic and epically ridiculous, Fake Nerd Girl is the story of one girl’s rise to superhero stardom in the face of unrelenting internet trolls. Cheer as she lays waste to alien invaders, applaud as she outwits the undead dragon, and rejoice as she battles the ultimate internet overlord. Fake Nerd Girl is feminist geekery at its finest: hilarious, awkward and totally awesome.

Following the performance will be a panel discussion around cyber bullying, doxxing, and public shaming featuring Dr. Faye Mishna – Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Mike Wiseman – Associate Director of Information Security,  Performer/Creator Chloe Payne and moderated by the Chair of the Theatre Standing Committee, Hareem Haider.

When asked what motivated Chloe to create this piece, she had this to say:

“After Gamergate in 2013 (a harassment campaign that targeted women in the video game industry) I knew that I needed to write about people like me: nerd girls. I wanted to create something that was super geeky, super funny yet super feminist. Fake Nerd Girl is just that: a love letter to nerd culture and a battle cry against trolls. It celebrates nerd culture while condemning the attitudes that led to Gamergate in the first place.”

Warning: The show contains coarse language