Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English, French
Themes: Mental Health, Disability, Anti-Bullying
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE
Stéphanie Morin-Robert is a one-eyed multi-award winning multidisciplinary artist who tours to festivals, theatres and schools across the globe. Her solo show "BLINDSIDE" has captivated and delighted students, audiences and critics with its beautiful vulnerability and humour. As a graduate of Concordia's Performance and Contemporary Dance program and a former summer camp activities director and French immersion performance teacher for nursery and primary school, Stephanie understands the importance of learning language and social skills through connection and play. All of these experiences have shaped her passion to perform for and collaborate with the future generation.
School Year: 22-23
Offered Languages: English, French
Grade Suitability: 4 - 12
Duration: 45 minutes + 15-min. Q&A
Tech Requirements: Access to an electrical outlet
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual
BLINDSIDE is an eye-opening comedy about resilience, empathy, and self-acceptance. In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her glass-eye as a weapon. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers that she has what it takes to face her tormenting bullies at her new school and come to terms with her disability. This powerful show combines comedy, storytelling, puppetry, multimedia, and audience participation. You will not regret booking this show! Modified versions of the show are performed for different age groups. She also offers a virtual performance with a 4-camera set up on Zoom along with a Q&A. Stephanie also offers storytelling workshops where students are invited to craft and share a personal story with their classmates, while using different theatrical tools such as timing, voice, movement and comedy. This workshop focuses on building resilience, empathy and self-acceptance. Inquire for more information.
"EXPERT PHYSICAL COMEDY AND IMPECCABLE TIMING." CBC
"BRILLIANT AND ABSURD. THE PERFECT TONIC FOR WHATEVER AILS YOUR MIND. THE KIDS WILL LOVE IT!" London Free Press
''MORIN-ROBERT'S GREATEST STRENGTH IS THAT SHE MAKES YOU, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER, FALL IN LOVE WITH HER. SHE TELLS HER STORY IN AN INTOXICATING WAY - BRINGING THE AUDIENCE TO A CRESCENDO OF LAUGHTER, ONLY TO KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOUR EMOTIONAL SAILS AND HAVE YOU ON THE VERGE OF TEARS.'' Theatre in London