Stephanie Morin-Robert

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Dance, Inter-arts, Theatre

Grade Level: pre k, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english and french

Regions: Norman, Parklands, Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region

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Biography

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 humor. As a graduate of Concordia’s Performance and Contemporary Dance program and a former summer camp activities director in Northern Ontario, and French immersion performance teacher for nursery and primary school in Quebec, 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.

Her performances and creativity have been celebrated with awards from dance, theatre, and spoken word festivals across the country, such as “Most Outstanding Production”; “Best-Cast", “Best-Over-All Show”, “Most Original Work”, and “Best-Choreography"!

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Project Samples

“Speak Your Truth” Storytelling and Performance Workshop

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. Story creation, exploring and embodying emotions, and honoring impulses.

BLINDSIDE: An Eye-Popping Comedy

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 and is the show kids will be talking about all year long. This show can be modified for primary, middle, and secondary school audiences and can be paired with an optional workshop.

BUSHEL AND PECK : PHYSICAL COMEDY

“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/workshops are available for primary, middle, and secondary school age groups.

Testimonials

"Stephanie Morin-Robert is a powerful performer and an excellent workshop facilitator. You will not regret working with her and your students will adore her!"

—Gen Farmer-Larose -Kerrisdale Elementary School, Vancouver BC

“EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS SHOW.” CTV “A WARM, POIGNANT AND VERY FUNNY STORY” - London Free Press

—CTV and London Free Press

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "EXPERT PHYSICAL COMEDY AND IMPECCABLE TIMING." - CBC ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "HEARTWARMING REMINDER OF THE POWER OF EMBRACING WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE." - Vue Weekly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ''FUNNY, VULNERABLE, AND SWEET. PHENOMENAL AND NOT TO BE MISSED!'' - Ottawa Times ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ''A CRESCENDO OF LAUGHTER'' -Theatre In London

—CBC, Vue Weekly, Ottawa Times, Theatre In London