Through My Lens

FOLDA 2023

Date —

June 7, 2023

Time —

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Location —

The Isabel – The Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room

Through My Lens

By Amy Amantea with Theatre Replacement

Link to buy 1-on-1 tickets for Through My Lens in Kingston Ontario          Link to buy in-person tickets to the screening of the "Through My Lens" livestream in Kingston Ontario.          Link to buy tickets for the livestream of Through My Lens, available online.                    Link to buy FOLDA pass

Through My Lens is a new rhythmic, intimate work by theatre artist Amy Amantea, which is a conversation that is coupled with hospitality and portraiture.

Set in a small photography studio, the story follows Amantea as a photographer and single participant, who describes to her images that she has never ‘seen’—back to her. Each photo opens a portal of ‘seeing’—finding solace in familiar sights and sounds.

Amantea is an artist with a lived experience of blindness, specifically having a total of 2% vision in one eye. She is a photographer whose practice involves walking the city at twilight, searching for unique light patterns and capturing them with her camera.

Through My Lens is commissioned by SpiderWebShow Performance and produced by Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement.

How To Experience the Show

Audience members can engage with Through My Lens in several ways

  1. One-on-One: A limited number of guests will experience the performance one-on-one with Amy and have the opportunity to describe Amy’s images to her.
  2. Screening: On June 7 at 6:30pm ET a livestream of Through My Lens will be screened for a live audience in the The Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, ON.
  3. Livestream: On June 7 at 6:30pm ET, the livestream of Through My Lens will be available for virtual guests to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
  4. In-Studio Audience: On the June 10 performances, a small group of audience members will join Amy and her single participant to watch the show in-studio. ASL interpretation will be offered for the 5pm performance.
  5. Zoom Watch Party: On June 7 at 5:30pm, join artist Kim Kilpatrick and Amy for a pre-show watch party event for the Blind and Low Vision community, watch the show together in Zoom, followed by a Q&A session. To access the watch party, email

ASL Interpretation: June 7 at 6:30pm ET (Screening and Livestream)

ASL Interpretation: June 10 at 4:45pm (in-person group show at 5:00pm)

Blind/Low Vision Watch Party: June 7 at 5:30pm ET (Zoom). To access the watch party, email

For more information on ASL, the Watch Party, or other access supports visit our Accessibility page, email or call our Access team at 1-844-MY-FOLDA / 1-844-693-6532.


CONTENT WARNING: Lights will change in the space, dimming, brightening and changing colours.



June 7, 2023 
6:30pm – 7:15pm *livestream and in-person screening

June 8, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm

June 9, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm

June 10, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm



Written and Performed by:  Amy Amantea

Written and Directed by:  James Long

Media Design and Operation by:  Nico Dicecco

Lighting and Set by:  Sophie Tang

Production Support by:  Jordyn Wood

Technical Direction by:  Daniel O’Shea



Through My Lens is supported by the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts


Photo by Amy Amantea