The Glass Box Work-in-Progress Presentation an “off-event” at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival
Sunday June 8, 2 pm Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free Performance followed by discussion and reception
Written collaboratively by the cast and director
Directed by Jan Derbyshire
Starring Kyla Harris, Watson Moy, Susanna Uchatius
a Theatre Terrific Society production
The Glass Box is a pastiche of sketch comedy, dramatic scenes, dance and exciting, climactic monologues exploring the fact and fiction around the themes of sex and disability. Inspired by the true life and sex stories of the performers. The Glass Box blends and refracts the experiences and perceptions of three disparate, sexually active people: a 55 year-old, straight, able-bodied woman, on the verge of a latent but powerful sexual awakening, a 23 year-old woman in a wheelchair, in full ownership of her bisexuality and a 38 year old Down Syndrome man who has a fully satisfying, albeit solo, sex life. The Glass Box is a transparent, reflective and hilarious romp that will challenge ideas and beliefs of what it is to be a sexual being.
The Glass Box originated in the photography project “Access Sex”, a collaboration between visual artist Kyla Harris and photographer Sarah Murray. The show focused on one woman’s intimate exploration of her disability in relation to sexuality and was selected for the Abilities Arts Festival in Toronto in 2007 where it received rave reviews. Kyla lives and works as a quadriplegic and performs in The Glass Box. She is joined by Theatre Terrific Artistic Director Susanna Uchatius, and Watson Moy, who previously performed in the Theatre Terrific production doGs. The Glass Box is directed and dramaturged by Jan Derbyshire. Established in 1985, Theatre Terrific is an award-winning theatre company that promotes a world where artists with disabilities are heard, seen, challenged and respected. For more information see www.theatreterrific.ca.
Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Magnetic North Theatre Festival and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
Contact: Cathy McDonald