Tickets are $25. Please call the Box Office to purchase, 250-717-5304. The performance will be followed by a Q and A with representation from the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna Office), the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (Central Okanagan Chapter), the Society for Learning in Retirement, and the Kelowna Community Resources; Immigrant Services.
Running time is approximately one hour.
Described by Rick Waines
VocalEye is thrilled to describe the world premiere of this new play by Ruth Bieber, a playwright with vision loss who was one of our talented storytellers at Tales from the Blindside, 3rd edition.
To See or Not to See is a powerful story of wounding, overcoming, courage, and healing. Employing the circular motif of a shamanic quest as frame, Bieber’s first play is full of insight about what it’s like to have a vision disability as a child, a woman, a mother and a professional – and about the more hidden disabilities of those around her.
Ruth is the recipient of the 2001 Mount Royal College Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003 Calgary Community Adult Living Teacher of the Year Award, 2004 Woman of Vision, 2006 Euclid Herie Leadership Award (CNIB), the 2008 Donald Norman Balancing Acts awards for achievements as artistic director of Inside Out Integrated Theatre Company, and the 2011 Spirit of Kelowna award for contribution to the Arts.
Written by Ruth Bieber
Directed by Phillip Wagner