Upintheair Theatre Presents a Reading of Katie Gartlan-Close's
They're Simply Eyes
What does it mean to save yourself from your past? Leah tells her harrowing journey, of escaping from the depths of the sea to finding a place of freedom.
A story about the ways that girls are raised to become women and the pains of growing up and moving on. “I am Leah. This is my story”.
This play explores the male gaze and the way that women are brought up, whether explicitly or implicitly, to believe that (part of) their purpose is to be looked at (by men).
"A woman must continually watch herself. She is almost continually accompanied by her own image of herself. From earliest childhood she has been taught and persuaded to survey herself continually. The surveyor of women in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object-and most particularly an object of vision: a sight” –John Berger
Written by Katie Gartlan-Close
Venue: The Founders'Lounge Cabaret
Wednesday May 30 - 8:00pm
rEvolver 2018 Mainstage Shows
VENUE - The Cultch: 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC