Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, 8 pm
Sunday, February 7, 2 pm
Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, 8 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2 pm
Imagine your world going dark. Contemplate the fading sight of a loved one. Grapple with the responsibility of delivering a diagnosis. Renowned
theater artist and UI graduate Rinde Eckert takes you behind the eyes
and into the heads and hearts of those surrounded by the shadows of
blindness. Crafted from interviews collected via an unusual
collaboration between Eckert and the University of Iowa Carver Family
Center for Macular Degeneration, Eye Piece
will feature performers from the UI Theatre Arts and Dance departments
and the School of Music as well as Eckert himself. With humor and
compassion Eckert will lead us on a journey through darkness toward a
different kind of illumination.
Monday, January 25, 5:30 pm / 1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building,
Kelch Conference Room. Panel discussion about the creation of Eye Piece with Rinde Eckert, Dr. Ed Stone, Steve Kuusisto, and two cast members. Open to the public.
Tuesday, January 26, 12-1 pm / Braley Auditorium in UIHC’s Pomerantz Family Pavilion. Discussion about the impact of vision loss on family members with Rinde Eckert, Dr. Mark Wilkinson, and others. Open to the public.
project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of
Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, a
component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
is presented in collaboration with the UI Theatre Arts Department’s
Partnership in the Arts and the UI Division of Performing Arts’
Creating the Future Initiative. It is also presented in collaboration
with the University of Iowa Carver Family Center for Macular
Degeneration and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine