Written by Don Druick
Directed by ahdri zhina mandiela
Factory closes our Satellite Season with a radical new interpretation of Don Druick’s critically acclaimed tour de force solo show, Through the Eyes, directed by ahdri zhina mandiela.
Produced in the Factory Studio, this production will be live streamed for 6 nights to audiences at home. Through the Eyes is a play about seeing: about new ways of looking at the world, about how we tell stories, and how we see our places within them.
About the Playwright
Don Druick is a distinguished playwright and baroque flautist. In a career spanning more than 50 years, his plays have been produced on stage, radio and television in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the USA.
Various commissions include: Lizzie Stratas (Grand Theatre); Recipe for Murder (CBC); Monsieur Molière’s French Scenes (Theatre & Company); The Frozen Deep (Nightswimming Theatre); Blue Hands, a translation of Larry Tremblay’s Les mains bleues (Centre des Auteurs dramatiques); and Tulip
His plays have been developed at Atlantic Playwrights’ Resource Centre, Canadian Stage Company, Nightswimming Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Playwrights Workshop Montréal, Necessary Angel Theatre, the New Play Centre, and the Stratford Festival.
His publications include playtexts, translations and critical writings. Publications of his plays, Where is Kabuki? and Through the Eyes, have both been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.
Don lives in Elmira, a small Mennonite farming town near Waterloo Ontario, with artist Jane Buyers.
About the Director
ahdri zhina mandiela
best known as the founder & past artistic director of toronto based b current Performing Arts, mandiela is a revered poet/performer and stage director, who introduced the ever evolving dub theatre form with her seminal performance work: dark diaspora… in dub in 1991. since the late 70’s her work has influenced scores of artists, emerging and established; especially as the visionary and driving force behind the highly buzzed rock.paper.sistahz festival and rAiz’n the Sun training.
with three published books, this fiercely independent and award-winning artist has creations in dance, theatre, cd, film, & video; and continues to inspire younger artists writing and performing on theatre stages all over canada. current ventures include her new media project: my world.a village, a new performance script: fly, bringing initiates into the fray with black.stage.canada! and coaching at the national theatre school in montreal. mandiela.ca