666 Comments

666 Comments

Ten years ago, something was happening on the internet. Artist Gabby Schultz published a cartoon calling out the sexism experienced by women online. It caused quite a sensation…

Image credit: Gabby Schultz 

Within 24 hours a backlash had begun. Across social media and blogs, in posts and articles Gabby was receiving unwelcome attention.  On the original blog post on Gabby’s website exactly 666 comments were left before the thread was shut down. The majority were hateful and threatening - in writing this we did some research and have yet to find any that we thought were suitable to include in this blog. They underpinned the very point Schultz (real name Ken, yes, he is a man) was trying to make.

 

Ten years on there is a feeling that not much has changed and that women face discrimination, sexism and trolling for expressing opinions or having an ideas online.

 

On Thursday 27 February, we are facing this head on with a performance called 666 Comments, an attempt to recreate that comment thread – live on stage.

 

Two performers present the view of 57 characters. From the bizarre, to the outrageous, the frightening to the hilarious this is certainly a mixed bunch of ideas and thoughts from people protected by the anonymity of sitting behind a computer screen.

 

If you’ve ever really wondered what’s happening on social media or in a chat room, if you need a way in to starting a difficult ‘staying safe online’ conversation or if you enjoy reading sometimes hilarious online comment threads then join us for  this show that brings the virtual world into reality.

 

666 Comments is recommended for ages 14+

Tickets are available for just £12.50, £11.50 concessions

 

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