Virtual Humanity

A Zee Zee Theatre Production

Inspired the Human Library created by Stop The Violence (Copenhagen)

Saturdays & Sundays in March, 12 pm – 3pm via Zoom

Virtual Humanity is a new Zee Zee Theatre initiative, which pivots Human Library, our community-based storytelling event into a new digital platform. Zee Zee has produced Human Library over the past eight seasons, and is keen to reimagine the project for this new era, curated by Bunny (Daisy Joe) and Sam Chimes. 

In Virtual Humanity audience members select a title from the collection of 30+ “Virtual Humans” in the collection – something that intrigues them, confuses them. They will then proceed into a one-one-one digital face to face conversation with their “Virtual Human”, a person who will share the true personal story that is reflected in their title, over the course of 20 minutes. This is a project designed to shatter preconceived notions about otherhood, to challenge our biases and misunderstandings and put a human face to difference as a means to foster empathy.

Human connection has never been more important.

Booking Process

The Virtual Humanity booking process is different than most events. You’ll follow a few steps that add some spontaneity and surprise in choosing your Storyteller bookings. Please read carefully before purchasing!

1. Buy your ticket

Purchase a day-pass ticket using the buttons below. You will first need to create an account on WeShowUp, our ticketing platform. Find out more on our Online Events Made Easier page.

2. Book your storytellers

After reserving a day-pass ticket, you will receive an event confirmation email with the link to a booking portal. At 10am, on the day of the event, you will be able to reserve two “Virtual Humans” through this booking portal on a first-come-first-serve basis.

3. Storytime

At the start time of each of your bookings, follow the link to join the Virtual Humanity Zoom meeting. You’ll be greeted by a Virtual Humanity Host and matched with your Storyteller. In order to participate, you will need access to Zoom Video Calls. Find out more on our Online Events Made Easier page.

You’ll participate in an intimate, one-on-one conversation with your Storyteller, who will share their true story with you. If you booked two Storytellers, you’ll use the same Zoom link. Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time, do not arrive early.

4. Pay what it’s worth

We understand everyone has different circumstances, so Zee Zee is pricing tickets to ensure we include all financial positions. Following the event, you will receive an email prompting you to pay what it’s worth.

Curatorial Team: Sam Chimes, Ronaldo Acuna, Alysha Collie, Dallas Yellowfly & Bunny (Daisy Joe)

Produced by Jordy Matheson

Community Partners with Vancouver Public Library

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.