Presented at Théâtre Périscope
Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Canada | Winnipeg)
Diagnosed with a malignant retinal tumor at the age of two, Stéphanie Morin-Robert had to have her left eye removed and now lives with an ocular prosthesis. In an unabashed, energetic and humorous autobiography, she recounts her childhood in northern Ontario, the benefits and challenges of her condition within her family and at school, and how, during a ball game where her glass eye is blown out of its socket, she comes to terms with her fear of being different.
With the help of her cat, thanks to her sunglasses and her “magic power”, and thanks to an encounter at a summer camp, she transforms this fear into strength and succeeds in accepting her disability to become the free and bright woman she is today—an example of resilience and joie de vivre.
As a Francophone assimilated into the English-speaking culture through the performing arts market, she now feels the need to reconnect with her mother tongue. After presenting Blindside around the world for nearly 10 years, she produced the French version, Angle Mort, which premiered in Winnipeg last fall. Not only does she continue to fully accept her disability, but she happily reclaims her roots and identity.
Auteure, interprète, marionnettiste, conceptrice, et metteuse en scène
Régie, adaptation des conceptions vidéo, sonore et d’éclairage
Faustine Lasnier, , adaptée par Stéphanie Morin-Robert