Ever wonder what it’s like to be blind? Find out on Thursday, July 29, at 8 p.m. when you join an online/virtual performance,PRIVATE EYES: A BLIND EXPERIENCE, an unforgettable event in which audience members become detectives who must use their senses to help solve a mystery case – all while blindfolded!
This hour-long interactive audio drama, created by ArtsUp! LA, a theater and arts program serving people with disabilities, military veterans, and underserved youth, will be performed entirely by sight-challenged actors from ArtsUp! LA‘s nationally recognized program, Theatre by The Blind.
This auditory production immerses its audience in a hands-on, interactive experience unlike any other. Listeners become active participants, blindfolded, as they complete challenges to uncover clues in an old-fashioned “whodunnit.” Throughout the drama, participants will be prompted to complete tasks with blindfolds covering their eyes. They will be asked to perform some of the everyday tasks that blind people carry out, like counting money, opening locks, and searching for specific items… through touch only.
Those listening will be guided through their challenges by learning some of the tricks, tools and talent that blind people use to accomplish these tasks themselves. Although sighted viewers will be novices at this, and it may prove difficult, it will give them valuable insight into the everyday lives of the blind.
Tickets for the July 29 online event are available for $25 at https://tinyurl.com/ablindexperienceand must be purchased before July 15 to ensure timely mailing of an evidence package to you which includes a blindfold, a dossier on all the suspects, and several challenges that must be completed without the use of your eyes. Only detectives with keen senses and attention to detail will find out who-dun-it.
This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.
ArtsUP! LA is a nonprofit (501(c)(3) theater and arts program serving people with disabilities, military veterans, and underserved youth. It removes barriers to participation and provides unlimited possibilities for artistic expression, building diverse artists and audiences who are changing how the arts are presented and experienced. Their programs include Theatre by the Blind,Rex & Friends,Creative Youth Theatre, Veterans Empowerment Theatre, Outreach Through The Arts, and Film By The Blind. To learn more please visit https://www.artsupla.org/
Live performances are exclusively presented and will soon return to ArtsUp! LA‘s “The Blue Door Theater” on Venice Blvd. in Culver City, CA. https://www.bluedoorculver.com/