Languages: English, French
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.
"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
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 minutes + 15-min. Q&A
Tech Requirements: Access to an electrical outlet
Fee Range: $695 - $1345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
BLINDSIDE is an eye-opening comedy about resilience, empathy, and self-acceptance. In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed cancer survivor Stéphanie 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. Virtual options include a Zoom performance with a Q&A for $1000 + GST or a pre-recorded video with a Q&A for $650 + GST (access to video for the school year).
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: Half to Full Day
Capacity: entire school (1-2 classes per session)
Tech Requirements: Zoom link will be sent for virtual workshops. Artist brings all of the needed equipment for live workshops
Fee Range: $1045-$1345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Stéphanie is known throughout the Canadian arts-community for her vibrant spirit and talent to inspire. When she was 2 years-old she lost her left eye to cancer and has had a glass eye ever since. Through her storytelling workshops, she establishes a trusting and safe environment by sharing her experiences with bullying and how she managed to work through her insecurities and come to terms with her disability. During this workshop, 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. Students will be guided through activities that will confront the inner critic, build self-awareness, promote honesty and vulnerability and, finally, celebrate creative play in a safe and supportive learning environment. Hands-on participant engagement will include story creation, exploring and embodying emotions, and honouring impulses.