IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO GO BLIND, WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
The Custom Made Theatre Company & the cell present
Darnell Williams and Tamara Scott in
By Mark Eisman
Directed by Leah S. Abrams
Original Score by Rona Siddiqui
Set Design: Naomi Olson & The Seeing With Photography Collective
Additional Sound Design: Maxx Kurzunski
Stage Manager: Mackenzie Meeks
Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director, the cell & Kira Simring, Artistic Director, the cell / Brian Katz, Founding Artistic Director, Custom Made & Leah S. Abrams, Founding Executive Director, Custom Made
Nov. 23 – Dec. 15; Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 p.m.; Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
Photo Collective Portrait Session Demonstration following select Sunday performances.
“Sightlines,” by Emmy Award nominee Mark Eisman, is an intimate two-person play about finding connection in an ever-blurring world.
Starring Daytime Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner Darnell Williams (All My Children’s Jesse Hubbard) as Davis, and Tamara Scott as Ruth, “Sightlines” takes us on a journey with two strangers who come together in the oddest of places, grasping in the dark for a human connection that will guide them out of the “rabbit hole.” Out of the darkness and into the light. Out of the light and into the darkness, they smash their way “through the looking-glass” into a Lewis Carroll world and a love story defying conventional perceptions.
Walk into the cell and be transported into Eisman’s Wonderland with Naomi Olson‘s photographs of the blind community in Hawaii, featuring tactile imagery and sound clips. Round the corner and you’re in a dark room of work by the Seeing With Photography Collective, a local collective of sighted, visually-impaired, and blind photographers. The Collective’s process creates luminous distortions, blurred or glowing forms resulting entirely from their photo technique, provoking the viewer or perceiver to ask, “What is seeing? What does one choose to see?”
Leading you in an out of the rabbit hole is an original score by ASCAP Fnd/Max Dreyfus Scholarship recipient Rona Siddiqui, fresh off her NYC solo concert debut and featured songwriter stint in Bill Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage and Lincoln Center’s “Broadway’s Future” concert series.
On select Sundays, the Collective will offer portrait sessions – watch the process! Portraits, as well as the photographs making up the set, will be on sale throughout the run of the production.