The Glass Box

“A dangerous comedy where sexy celebrities play a doomed game” – Times Colonist article

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2009

January 29 – 31, 2009
Intrepid Theatre Club, Victoria

February 18 – 28, 2009
Playwrights Theatre Centre Studio, Vancouver

June 8, 2009  
Roundhouse Community Centre

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 women, 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 is devised and directed by Jan Derbyshire, who has worked as writer, theatre-maker, comedian and teacher since 1988. The cast includes Kyla Harris, a visual artist and actor who is quadriplegic. Kyla was recently the subject and collaborator for the photography project “Access Sex”, with photographer Sarah Murray. The project was selected for the Abilities Arts Festival in Toronto in 2007 where it received rave reviews.  Watson Moy is an artist with Down Syndrome who performed in Theatre Terrific’s professional production doGs.   Susanna Uchatius is a director, writer, film and stage actor and teacher with over twenty five years experience. She has been the Artistic Director of Theatre Terrific since 2004.

Performers and collaborators | Kyla Harris, Watson Moy, Susanna Uchatius

Director | Jan Derbyshire
Set and Costume Design | Naomi Sider
Lighting Design | Parjad Sharifi
Stage Manager | Nicole Lamb


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