If you are searching for relief from modern cynicism and despair, look no further than Destiny, USA - The UBYSSEY, Vancouver
When Laura moved from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America.
Gaining her first job as a relay operator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing causes her to question whether she can discover the hidden humanity of the American people. Destiny, USA by Laura Anne Harris beautifully weaves together three poignant and personal stories: her move to Syracuse, NY to be with her new husband as he pursues his PhD, her attempt to deal with her mother’s illness in Canada while living in Trump's America, and her enlightening new job as a relay operator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
While this is mainly autobiographical, some details have been changed to protect the anonymity of the Deaf callers.
The performance integrates partial closed captioning and features performances from three Canadian Deaf actors: Tamyka Bullen, Natasha Bacchus, and Sage Lovell through ASL video projection.
Laura Anne Harris
VIDEO APPEARANCES BY
Laura Anne Harris
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NNNN - Destiny, USA is entertaining, timely, and deeply moving …
- NOW Magazine, Toronto
Because it’s humble and autobiographical, some people might ignore Destiny, USA, but that would be a huge mistake: it’s one of the most skillful and moving showsI’ve ever seen…Ultimately, it’s the compassion of Destiny, USA that makes it so shattering. We’re all mortal. In times like these, small gestures of kindness redefine the world. - Colin Thomas, Vancouver
February 17 - 8pm
February 18* - 8pm
February 19 - 4pm and 8pm
Run time: 60 minutes with no intermission.
*Artist Talkback + ASL interpretation on this night
Suite Genius: 225 W 8th Ave
Seating will be limited to 25 seats per performance.
$25 - includes all service charges
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