In December, Eastern Michigan University brought the whimsy of the play "Still Life with Iris" to Quirk Theater. The show features endlessly layered costumes, evocative music and sound effects, screen projections, vibrant set pieces, and even sleight-of-hand magic.
But how do audience members with low vision experience the projected stars thrown up on a black sky, or the Flower Painter turning grey flowers into a rainbow bouquet? How do those with low hearing relate to Mozart’s character as he struggles for inspiration on a handheld piano?
Halley Bass goes behind-the-scenes of "Still Life with Iris" to better understand what goes into an accessible and sensory-friendly performance.
Producer: Rylee Barnsdale
Reporter: Halley Bass
Story Editor: Ronia-Isabel Cabansag