Let's Face It will feature performances of music, dance, video, and spoken word by young artists, all expressing their own personal connections to mental health. Photo by Nicol Spinola Photography.
Let's Face It will feature performances of music, dance, video, and spoken word by young artists, all expressing their own personal connections to mental health. Photo by Nicol Spinola Photography.

In May, young artists from across the Lower Mainland will come together in Let’s Face It, a showcase created and performed by youth, to promote the importance of mental health.

Here are five reasons why we think you should check it out:

1. A large cast of emerging talent

Let’s Face It will feature over 70 young artists from across the region in a variety show completely created by the youth themselves.

2. A multi-disciplinary show

The variety show will include music, dance, video, and spoken word presented by students who share a passion for the arts, all wrapped inside their own personal connections to mental health.

3. A limited run

Let’s Face It will be presented at the Chief Sepass Theatre at the Langley Fine Arts School on May 1, and again on at the York Theatre in Vancouver on May 7 to mark National Child and Youth Mental Health Day.

4. A worthy cause

All proceeds from both performances will be donated directly to the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, a foundation that works to provide mental health resources to young people.

5. A passion project

Let’s Face It is the brainchild of Taylor McKee, a senior music student at Langley Fine Arts School. After struggling with mental health herself, Taylor made a goal to help others. Inspired by her talented friends, she created Let’s Face It as one way to raise awareness about youth mental health issues.

Let’s Face It plays the Chief Sepass Theatre (9096 Trattle St, Langley) on May 1 and the York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver) on May 7. Visit letsfaceitshow.com for tickets and information.