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Stephanie Morin-Robert Performance Society

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
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.


Reviews

"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

Performances & Workshops

BLINDSIDE : An Eye Popping comedy

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 minutes + 15-min. Q&A
Capacity: 500+
Tech Requirements: Access to an electrical outlet
Fee Range: $695 - $1345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,300.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,300.00
Interior
$1,300.00
North
$1,300.00
Remote
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,300.00
Virtual
$1,000.00

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).

BUSHEL AND PECK

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 minutes + 15-min. Q&A
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: Artists bring all of their needed equipment. A zoom link will be sent for virtual performances.
Fee Range: $695-$1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$0.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$0.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$0.00
Vancouver Island North
$0.00
Interior
$0.00
North
$0.00
Remote
$0.00
Kootenays
$0.00
Virtual
$1,000.00

"Bushel and Peck" is created and performed by Stéphanie Morin-Robert, in collaboration with Alastair Knowles, who is a Canadian Comedy award-winning artist and one half of the famous British comedy duo "James & Jamesy." With roots in physical comedy, clown, dance and, multimedia, Stephanie and Alastair's performance of "Bushel And Peck" has been celebrated for emphasizing the importance of play and the value of imagination with "Best-Choreography" and "Best-Cast" awards, as well as nominations for "Best Clown" from the Montreal Clown Festival, and the prestigious "Best Comedy" award from the Just For Laughs Festival. Bushel won't try anything that isn't familiar. Peck charges delightfully and recklessly into the unknown. In this touching comedy about trust, empathy, companionship, and loss, bushel and peck discover that friendship can give us the courage to embrace our fears, and support us as we try new things, and hold us up when we fail or falter. "Bushel and Peck" is a show that uses comedy, puppetry, multimedia, and audience participation, to empower students to grow their empathy and build their own compassionate relationships. "Bushel and Peck" is a performance in three parts. Part i: a hilarious physical comedy piece that merges dance, clown, new media, and illusion. Part ii: a true story from our childhood about resilience and self-acceptance that inspired the creation of our opening piece. Part iii: a behind-the-scenes show-and-tell/q&a of the digital and theatrical tools we used, such as costumes, props, green-screen, live video switcher, multi-camera setup, and lighting. "Bushel and Peck" will inspire your students to use their personal experiences to create and express themselves, as well as demonstrate the tools available to enhance and share their stories. Different versions of this show are available for primary, middle, and secondary school age groups.

Speak Your Truth Storytelling and Performance Workshop

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.)

Lower Mainland
$1,300.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,300.00
Interior
$1,300.00
North
$1,300.00
Remote
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,300.00
Virtual
$1,000.00

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.

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