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Perceptual Archaeology
(or How To Travel Blind)

A Fire and Rescue Team and Crow's Theatre



June 1 to 25, 2023 at Studio Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest,

345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What is it like to travel blind?


Blind artist Alex Bulmer welcomes you to her five part “talk” exploring this question.


Adapted for theatre from her original blind travel essays, Alex sets off on a dramatic journey that playfully twists and turns across differing geographies and unexpected emotional terrain.


Imagine a play created by blind and sighted artists. Imagine a play developed with a love of improvisation, sound, the absurd and uncertain.


Designed and created for blind and sighted audiences, Perceptual Archaeology (or How To Travel Blind) runs From June 1 – June 25, 2023, at Crows Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Listen to the trailer for Perceptual Archaeology (or How To Travel Blind), 56 seconds in length.

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Audio Programme

Listen to the audio programme for Perceptual Archaeology (or How To Travel Blind), 17 minutes and 38 seconds in length.

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The Company

Alex Bulmer, Playwright and Performer
Leah Cherniak, Director
Enzo Massara, Line Feeder and Performer

Deanna H. Choi, Sound Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne, Sound Designer
Victoria Wallace, Set, Props, and Costume Designer
Dave DeGrow, Lighting Designer

Laura Philipps, Fire and Rescue Team Producer
Megan Wilk, Fire and Rescue Team Associate Producer
Sally Roberts, Production Manager
Neha Ross, Stage Manager
River Oliveira, Sound Technician

Dr. Jessica Watkin, Disability Dramaturg
Becky Gold, Offstage Creative Enabler

Lorna Craig, Assistant Director and Script Coordinator
Sarah Yuen, Set, Props, and Costume Assistant Designer
Margaret Rose, Support Worker
Mick Robertson, Support Worker
Viv Moore, Clog Dancer
Evan Harkai, Carpenter and Production Support

Special Thanks and Funders

Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council.

Perceptual Archaeology (or How to Travel Blind) was made possible with our development team:
Workshop Stage Managers Dylan Tate-Howarth and Sasha Tate-Howarth
Workshop Line Feeders and Performers Kwaku Adu-Poku and Steven Hao
Workshop Sound Associate Olivia Wheeler
Workshop Technical Director Harrison Bye
Sound Mentee George Quarcoo

Thank you to our advisory team Karoline Bourdeau, Deborah Gold, Cate Cochran and Peter Thillaye. Thank you to Michael Achtman for being Alex’s travel companion. Thank you to Diane Laundy and Peter Coffman. Thank you to Common Boots Theatre for development funding.

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