“The professional insights of Erdal, who at times operates the lighting from the stage [...] illuminate his story, becoming a metaphor for his experiences and for life’s big questions… he uses the medium he knows so intimately [...] to present theatre with universal resonance.” —The Globe and Mail
Itai Erdal is an award-winning lighting designer and a gifted and gregarious storyteller. In How to Disappear Completely, Erdal blends these skills in a reflection on mortality and family, charting the course of his mother’s diagnosis with cancer, and revealing the events that followed her asking him to help her die. Erdal brings no actor’s tricks to his performance, only the direct power of his story and the nuanced potency of stage lighting in this honest act of public memory.
Directed by James Long.