With My Eyes Shut by Kira Rockwell
A World Premiere
Directed by Abigail Birkett
Two people on the autism spectrum find themselves stuck in clown school to learn social skills. Naomi (Zoë Kerr), a dance prodigy in her twenties, feels in colors and refuses to wear a clown nose. Cole (Michael McMillian), a percussion virtuoso, can recite a complete history of the xylophone, but won’t meet your eyes. Measured against scales of social competence, they’ll push the boundaries of compliance to find connection in an isolating world and shatter the complacency of the nameless faces and disembodied voices running the show.
Naomi: Zoë Kerr
Cole: Michael McMillan
Assistant Stage Manager: Carissa Olsen
Director: Abigail Birkett
Playwright: Kira Rockwell
Stage Manager: Hillary Collazo Abbott
Scenic/Costume/Lighting Designer: Ryan Schaap
Sound Designer: Ryan Swift Joyner
Graphic Designer; Mark Rockwell
Marketing: Stefany Cambra
Sunday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 p.m.
All Photographs Courtesy of Blythe Denver