I Was the Voice of Democracy

Sun. 6/12 at 6pm: By turns comedic and contemplative - and told in style that is equal parts David Sedaris and Spalding Gray - Brian Herrera's "I Was the Voice of Democracy" asks whether we ever really stop being the person we once were.

From our Theatre from the Land of Enchantment series, this solo show written & performed by Brian Herrera recalls the true story of a 17 year old kid who is briefly thrust into a peculiar kind of fame when a patriotic speech he writes on a whim ends up winning a national contest. Through autobiographical storytelling, this one man show offers a mix of analysis and anecdote (both hilarious and heartbreaking) as Brian puzzles through the memories, mementos and artifacts comprising the archive of his own teenage experience.

Slideshow photo: at http://iwasvod.org/