In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, VocalEye has been testing a virtual approach to fulfill our mandate through online Zoom programming. The response has been so positive that we have scheduled a summer full of Almost Live virtual events.
Watch Party Wednesdays will be offered weekly at 6:30 pm Pacific Time. Almost Live Sunday matinées begin at 1:30 pm. Registration is required for your first Zoom event.
Please send your registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the following:
- whether you identify as a member of the blind/partially sighted community or as a sighted guest
- your location
Virtual VocalEye Summer Schedule:
- Sun May 24: Assassinating Thomson
- Sun May 31: Capture Photography Tour
- Wed June 10: Coriolanus
- Wed June 17: Macbeth
- Wed June 24: Small Island
- Sun June 28: Awake with Alex Bulmer
- Wed July 8: Trouble in Tahiti
- Wed July 15: The Deep Blue Sea
- Wed July 22: Amadeus
- Sun July 26: Indian Summer Festival highlights
- Wed July 29: Wise Children
- Sun Aug 2: Virtual Vancouver Pride
- Wed Aug 5, 12, 19 and 26: Tippi & Stan, a 4-part adventure
Please note, programming is subject to change. Check back regularly and subscribe to the VocalEye newsletter for updates.
Virtual VocalEye Almost Live programming is a way to maintain our community ties and to keep our team employed. We hope you will join us in making the most of this virtual reality in whatever way you can, by attending our virtual events, sending letters of support, following us on social media or by making a donation.
We’re here to make live arts events more accessible, even if they’re recorded, and to build community, even if we’re at a distance. Thank you for holding this virtual space with us until we can gather together again in person.
Check our Quarantimely Links page for more accessible arts online.
Our friends at the Get Together with Technology program (GTT) offer one-on-one training sessions for those who want to learn how to install Zoom on iOS devices, Android devices, or PC and Mac computers. Please contact Albert Ruel, Kim Kilpatrick or David Green through the CCB National Office to book a time. Call toll free: 1-877-304-0968
What our guests are saying:
“My experience on Wednesday evening was a satisfying one from beginning to end. I look forward to the next performance!”
“Zoom worked very well for me and I had no technical issues.”
“Love being able to watch from home. Hope these virtual shows will continue even after Covid.”
“I was very impressed with the overall presentation, what a great idea.”
“I watched the play with my sighted husband, and he also enjoyed it greatly.”
“This was fabulous! Thank you so much.”